In 1998 the chief Coroner of Toronto wrote a report "Recommendations for reducing cycling injuries and death". This report detailed cyclist deaths and injuries over an 11 year period with an aim to enhance cyclist safety going forward. The report made 15 recommendations in five broad areas:
- Better bicycle collision data collection and analysis
- Education programs and enforcement for both motorists and cyclists
- A review of the Highway Traffic Act sections affecting bicycles
- Roadway engineering design improvements for bicycles
- Investigation of design modifications for large vehicles to reduce injury severity
Most serious cyclists know where the political effort and attention has been placed. Infrastructure, has been a political hot button. The rhetoric has been mighty, the results tepid. That leaves Education as the only area that may have been addressed. For cyclists the city of Toronto offers a large selection of Can-Bike courses. Online videos and tips, as well as other resources. Nothing for other road users...