Die in at City Hall
June 19, 2015 by jnyyz
Cycle Toronto sent out a call for a protest at City Hall this morning. Three cyclists dead in two weeks: something had to be done. Today was the day, sandwiched between two memorial rides.
With the media present, Cycle Toronto made three specific asks:
- adopt a strong Vision Zero policy of zero road fatalities
- boost cycling’s budget to $20 million
- build the Minimum Grid
People alternated between listening and bell ringing. We were about 150 riders strong.
Time to lie down; three minutes in memory of Roger du Toit, Zhi Yong Kang, and Adam Excell.
My view during the lie down.
Afterwards: no, we are not all trying to call someone; Jared is giving us Mayor Tory’s phone number so that we can call him.
More media. Janet Joy represents.
On a happier note, this mom was there with her girls and their Yuba.
The kids are still on message.
and Andy was there with this really neat child seat for his Brompton. Apparently it does not impede the fold.
Lots of media coverage: