A Winnipeg City Councillor has concerns about a proposed cycling bill before the Manitoba Legislature.
The law put forward by a government backbencher would force drivers to move over at least one meter when passing a cyclist.
Manitoba law currently requires motorists to keep an unspecified safe distance when passing a bicycle.
Champion of the pedestrian cycling strategy Janice Lukes tells 680 CJOB enforcement isn’t the answer.
“People don’t feel safe biking on the roads beside vehicles. There’s more of an education campaign that’s required, an awareness campaign, where is all this? I don’t hear any of that coming from the province, I just hear this statement.”
Lukes adds there’s been no studies done to see if this is even necessary.
“If you look at what really makes for safe cycling infrastructure, it’s a protected environment, a built environment. Sherbrook Street is a perfect example.”
Premier Greg Selinger says he supports the plan and would like to see it become law.