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Over 300 cyclists dropped dead in a tangled mess Monday – Montreal’s car-free day – as part of the third annual “Alive without my car!” die-in. Organized by the Montréal à Vélo collective, a Montreal organization that advocates for commuter cyclists interests, the theatrical event denounced the negative effects of car presence: accidents leading to death and injury, noise and air pollution, and the economic cost of car infrastructure. According to figures published by the “Direction de santé publique’, road-related injuries have risen to 12, 000 each year in Montreal alone.