Cy­clists need train­ing

The London Free Press - - COMMENT -

While city cy­cling ad­vo­cates are call­ing for the city to do more to pro­vide safety and bet­ter in­fra­struc­ture, it be­hooves cy­clists to pro­vide their own level of pre­ven­tion.

A re­cent Free Press poll sug­gests given the op­por­tu­nity, one third of re­spon­dents would ride their bi­cy­cles to work. With that many Lon­don­ers ped­al­ing their bikes, there should be an en­hanced train­ing pro­gram for each cy­clist. While driv­ers of ve­hi­cles have a mul­ti­tude of pre­req­ui­sites, all cy­clists should be able to pass the ba­sics.

Let’s not leave it up to the other guy to pro­tect your life. Each of us has a re­spon­si­bil­ity to de­fend our own. Whether in a car, or on a bi­cy­cle, drive care­fully. We can all do bet­ter at de­fen­sive driv­ing.

Chris­tine Mor­gan Lon­don

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