Messenger Laws and Reports
Licensing, Registration and Labour
Labour, Environment and other Issues
Choking Us To Death - The THC3's report on the air pollution crisis and its health effects on couriers.
The THC3 submitted presentations to help Canada addresss it comittment to the Kyoto protocol to reduce green house gas emissions from transportation sources.
Canada Post Act - The courier industry must be one of the very few that needs to have a minimum price set by federal law.
THE VARIOUS LICENSING LAWS
The latest city council prepared to waste tax payer dollars on laws that proved ineffective in other cities is:
articles:The Hall of shame winner and the council that never lets civil rights get in the way of laws that fail:
More bicycle messenger laws in Boston? - February 2000
New Boston Courier Regualtions 1998- This is the one passed
Boston's Old Law This one didn't discriminate enough so they amended it to make apease bigots.
Can Boston Handle the Truth - My thoughts on the Boston Crash Controversy
Vancouver's License Law passed in 1989- This is the one that forces couriers to take a written and road test and provides the Bicycle Association of British Columbia (BABC) with cash to do it.
Washington D.C.'s Law passed in 1988 - This one inspires the police to get out the paddy wagon and go around confiscating messenger's bikes because they are not registered.
Articles concerning D.C. Licensing and the Raid:
New York's Bicycle Laws - for all bikes including ones for messengers.
How NYC fought the bike ban: Fifth, Park and Madison - Transportation AlternativesChicago's Law- This one has led to messengers spending three hours in jail
also check out an article in "Tubular Times", from April 1993 entitled "A Ticket for What? SFPD Cracks Down on Messengers"
Philadelphia's 1997 LawCalgary's Law
Various Reports on Messengers
The City of Ottawa's Report from 1992 - The City decided against licensing messengers
Vancouver Report on Licensing- From 1988. This report formed the basis for the City's license and testing program for couriers
Vancouver Follow-up to Above Report 1988 - This report recomends licensing, requiring couriers to take a course and looks at liabilty insurance.
Bicycling Association of B.C. (BABC)'s Reporton the above survey - Their interpretation on how the licensing program has worked.
My CanBike experience - during
Injury Prevention Week 1997 with the police
Toronto's Licensing Reports and Info
Toronto's Draft Law from 1991 - This was never passed but any future law would probably start with this draft.
Toronto's Bicycle Laws - By-laws
and the Highway Traffic Act and fines
The TCCC's 1991 Report - Includes the TCCC recommendations to amend the draft by-law. Recommends delaying licensing until more information available.
The TCCC's 1987 Report - This report is about registering couriers as well as licensing all cyclists.
The Association of Professional Urban Cyclists' (A.P.U.C.) 1991 submissions on licensing - bike couriers' views on the matter.
The Lawful and the Awful (1991) - workshops on improving cyclists behavior and enforcement issues. No couriers involved in the workshops - so guess what they recomend, with no evidence.
Sunwheel Couriers Report - from 1989. A courier company's recomendations
Messenger Contracts - This is a contract companies use to attempt to avoid labour laws and ethical behaviour.