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City police partner with health unit to promote safe cycling skills

Thursday, August 02, 2012   by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay Police Service
News Release

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North Bay Police Service is pleased to partner with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit in its strategy to introduce safe cycling skills to bicycle riders in North Bay and Callander.

CAN/BIKE is a program sponsored by the Canadian Cycling Association and administered in Ontario by the Ontario Cycling Association and recognized by the Ministry of Transportation.

Information on the CAN/BIKE program can be found at http://www.canbike.net/cca_pages/index.htm and on the Ministry of Transportation website at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/pubs/cycling-guide/pdfs/cycling-guide.pdf

These web sites provide information on safe cycling and include advice on:

1) Safety equipment;
2) Handling skills;
3) Riding in traffic;
4) Obstacles and road surfaces
5) Cycling and the law
6) Information on E-bikes.

Commuters, recreational cyclists and drivers are encouraged to visit these web sites to learn more about how bicycles and automobiles can share the roadway safely.

ROAD SAFETY – it starts with you.

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FrancoOntarienne1 8/2/2012 12:04:49 PM Report

North Bay should think about building a path that goes around the city, Sault Ste Marie has one that's called HUB trail and it's awesome to walk, bike or roller blade on! I think it would encourage people to do those activities.
Paully Dee 8/2/2012 3:43:16 PM Report

Safe cycling starts with not biking on the road. Maybe the city police should give their collective heads a shake and realize a pedestrian being bumped by a biker is significantly less of a problem than a biker being literally killed by a motorist.
Paully Dee 8/2/2012 3:44:33 PM Report

Just noted point 3). WOW, here's a safety tip on riding in traffic: DON'T RIDE YOUR BIKE IN TRAFFIC
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