FitGwynedd saidAs terrible and sad as this tragedy is, I would like to quote the most famous Canadian since John Candy, civic leader Rob Ford;
"What I compare bike lanes to is swimming with the sharks. Sooner or later you're going to get bitten... Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes. My heart bleeds for them when I hear someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day." - Robert Ford, 2007
you sir, are an idiot and an ass.
This is why the "Block Him" and "Ignore His Posts" make the RJ experience much more pleasant.
First of all, his attempt at sarcasm in equating John Candy with Rob Ford is wrong-headed... in fact, he should propose that Rob Ford is just as 'infamous' as London's mayor Boris Johnson, which, I'm sure you agree, has plenty of gaffes and inanities on record.
Second, roads have been existence for millenia, and paths for much longer than that. I imagine Romans in England shared the road with people on foot and those in horse-drawn vehicles, among others. AS persons, cyclists must follow the law as do other road users.
Putting blame on legal road-users is as asinine as blaming women (as the victim) for spousal abuse or rape.