Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Title

Canadian Bar Review

Volume

91

Issue

2

First Page

395

Last Page

416

Keywords

Bicycling law, Law of Wheelmen, Active Transportation

Abstract

This article sketches the “law of wheelmen” as it developed in the late 19th century and suggests that, with the renaissance of cycling in North America, it is time to renew focus on the legal issues of cyclists. A comprehensive analysis of cycling’s legal needs across a range of issues – from legislation to enforcement and infrastructure – is in order and this article suggests an agenda for undertaking this analysis. For health, environmental and cultural issues, cycling is growing and the law and legal actors need to grapple with this means of active transit in a way that has not been done since before the automobile era.

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