January 15, 2015 12:00-1:30 PM (Eastern)

SAFETY FIRST: Active Transportation Legislation and Regulation

LEGISLATING BICYCLE HELMET USE IN MANITOBA
Janelle Curtis, Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors

PROVIDING FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS IN THE KEEPING ONTARIO’S ROADS SAFE ACT
Ryan Bailey, Ontario Ministry of Transportation

DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ONE-METRE RULE IN NOVA SCOTIA
Krise Jones, Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

This webinar will explore the use of provincial legislative powers to improve road safety for active transportation users. Manitoba now requires all cyclists under the age of 18 to wear a bicycle helmet, and has made bicycle helmets exempt from provincial sales tax. In Ontario, the Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act would improve pedestrian safety at road crossings, allow new kinds of cycling facilities including contra-flow bicycle lanes, combat dooring of cyclists, and improve cyclist visibility at night. And in Nova Scotia, a recent law codifies safe sharing of the road by cyclists and drivers, and requires drivers to leave at least one metre of space when passing cyclists.

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