To promote bicycle safety, awareness activities were conducted again as part of the 2011 campaign, with the help of our partners.
In May and June 2011, police officers and Vélo-Sécur patrollers rode along bicycle paths to raise awareness among cyclists about the importance of wearing a helmet and obeying safety rules.
To assist them in their efforts, they were given the Safe Cycling Guide (PDF, 1.2 Mo) and the Let's All Share the Road… Safely (PDF, 598.5 ko) leaflet.
A kit entitled Les énigmes de Génivélo was provided to police officers free of charge for their awareness activities with children aged 7 to 12.
To commemorate cyclists who were killed or injured on the road, we cooperated once again with the Fédération québécoise des sports cyclistes for the Tour du Silence (Ride of Silence).
This silent bicycle ride is held every year, on the third Wednesday in May, at many locations around the world. This event reminds cyclists about basic safety rules and makes motorists aware of the vulnerability of cyclists.
All summer long, Vélo Québec and its partners conducted a campaign on sharing the road.
The SAAQ and the Ministère des Transports du Québec were major partners: Other partners included: