Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Canadian Friends Please take a moment and sign this! Bill to require 3-5' for car to pass a bike.

©Ryan Remiorz/ Canadian Press

About Bill 74

Ontario Bill 74 passed its first reading in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on May 18th, 2010. The private member's bill, introduced by Parkdale-High Park MPP Cheri DiNovo, is intended to make Ontario's roadways safer for cyclists by requiring motorists to give cyclists a wide berth when passing (between 3 and 5 feet depending on the motorist's speed). Fines for motorists breaking this law would range from $310 to $750.

On December 10, 2010 Bill 93 received Royal Assent making Nova Scotia the first Canadian Province to enact a one-metre safe passing law. Sixteen US States have 3-foot laws in effect, including Arkansas, Florida, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Illinois, Tennessee, Minnesota, Utah, Wisconsin, Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, Maryland and Maine. When passed, Bill 74 will make Ontario the second Canadian province with this type of law.

Information on the bill itself can be found HERE.

Information on cyclists run down by motorists can be found HERE and HERE and HERE.

If you support Bill 74, please fill out the form below. An email will be sent directly to:

   1. Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario Minister of Transportation
   2. Cheri DiNovo, the originator of the Bill
   3. You

If you are extra passionate about this cause, please write or email your local Ontario MPP to show your support. You can find your Ontario MPP, organized by electoral district, in the column on your right. Simply copy and paste the sample email below and change the appropriate names when mailing or emailing your MPP.

Email Your Support for Bill 74

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Other Things You Can Do

check out these great ways you can get involved

Visit the Share The Road website for valuable information on how you can support safe cycling.


Bill 74 Petition

Print off this petition and get it signed!

Download the petition HERE.


I greatly appreciate you support of this Bill.


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