The Star's opinion section blasts cyclists for not coming to full stops at stop signs. No mention is made of how many motorists didn't come to a full stop at the same stop sign. As well no differentiation is made between cyclists that don't come to a full stop and cyclists that do not yield to those with the right-of-way.
Elsewhere, Vancouver police warned motorists to avoid Vancouver's downtown during their critical mass ride expected to draw 3000 people in this article -
Police say the ride has grown so large they have given up trying to rein in participants, even those breaking rules, such as riding without a helmet or blocking traffic.
The actually ride was fairly incident free as documented here, despite a negative public opinion from motorists already unhappy that cyclists have been given a lane on the Burrard street bridge. Meanwhile, at July's Toronto critical mass, it was business as usual from the police, calling out red lights, and handing out tickets.
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