Friday, August 10, 2012

City Councillor Blames Victim After Cyclists Dies

"Mr. Minnan-Wong said any decision regarding road work must be made while considering the city’s backlog of road repairs, which he says will hit $750-million by 2020.

“We don’t need to add to that list,” he said.

“That accident may not have occurred if that person had been wearing a helmet,” Mr. Minnan-Wong said about the Aug. 6 tragedy. “I think there’s a level of personal responsibility that cyclists have to take.”

Mr. Minnan-Wong could not say how he would vote on the request (to fix idle street car tracks), but said he welcomes a chance to gather more data.

“The more information you have in front of you, the more data you have in front of you, the more expertise that you can bring, the better decision you’ll make.” (Globe)

Photo by Hamish Wilson

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