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June 17, 2005
The 'door prize' nobody wants to win
  
The City of Toronto, in partnership with the Canadian Automobile Association
(CAA), will launch the 2005 Watch for Bikes campaign with the city-wide distribution of 150,000 new side view
mirror decals and 'door prize' cards. The 'door prize' is a collision that can
occur when a driver or passenger opens his or her car door in the path of a
cyclist.

Councillor Adam Giambrone, Chair of the Toronto Cycling Committee, will launch
the campaign with representatives from the CAA, Toronto Parking Authority,
Mountain Equipment Co-op, City of Toronto and Toronto Police Service.

Date: Monday, June 20
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Mountain Equipment Co-op, 400 King St. W.
(north side of King, between
Charlotte and Peter Streets)

The 'door prize' is the number one car-bike collision in the downtown core.
Cyclists not able to stop in time will either collide with the door or swerve
into the adjacent lane of traffic.


Media contact:

Barb Wentworth
Bicycle Safety Planner
City Planning
416-392-1142



 

 

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