Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Article - Bike group calls on MPI to improve cyclists' road skills

Cycling advocates [in Winnipeg] worry an increase in the number of riders on the road could translate into a higher toll of deaths and injuries among cyclists.

An average of 180 cyclists are injured and two are killed on Manitoba roads every year, according to MPI. The corporation paid out $8.2 million in injury claims for cyclists hit by vehicles in 2006, a fourfold increase since 2002.

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