Montreal police roll out bike safety brigade

Montreal police will be introducing its bike security brigade this week in a bid to help get cyclists, pedestrians and motorists to share the road.

The brigade will take part in a safety awareness campaign that'll last until June 5, three days a week : Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The officers will ride around to different intersections where many cyclists pass through  and hand out bike safety guides.

The MTC and CAA-Quebec is also taking part in the campaign which kicks off a broader cycling safety program that takes place all summer starting June 2nd.

The campaign begins in the wake of a series of fatal accidents over the past couple of weeks involving cyclists and pedestrians.

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  1. Skibble5150 posted on 05/20/2014 04:03 PM
    They don't need guides handed to them, they need TICKETS.

    I don't see the MUC police handing out guides to the car drivers they trap in the logistical mess at Jean Talon & Decarie Boulevard 5 days a week.

    Give me a break people.
  2. Nancy posted on 05/21/2014 06:38 AM
    Agreed!! I agree that drivers of cars and trucks need to be more careful, but that statement applies more to cyclists. Every morning as I leave work, I see cyclists driving on the opposite side of the street of the bike path. The rarely stop at stop signs or red lights, in fact will weave through lanes of traffic to bomb through a red light without looking!! It's past time the cyclists were stopped and given tickets for not obeying the rules of the road. The key word here is "share" as in cyclists need to share as much as the car and truck drivers do. We ALL need to abide by the laws!
  3. Concerned citizen posted on 05/21/2014 10:51 AM
    Here's an idea. On June 2nd, how about the 'security brigade' hang out on the city bike path in Lachine and Lasalle

    Ya, the same bike path that has leisure cyclists, roller blades and the occasional stroller playing a cute game of frogger when the Tour de France comes rolling through the neighborhood every 3 minutes.

    These groups of racing enthusiasts need to learn that the rules apply on the bike path as well.

    I hope it doesn't take until someone else is seriously injured, before there's action.
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