Reevely: The ways we could have made Laurier Avenue safer for cycling, but didn’t
Ottawa Citizen

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By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, September 2, 2016

The signs telling drivers not to cut across the bike lanes on Laurier Avenue aren’t where drivers can see them, the city’s own planners warned three years ago.

The intersection where 23-year-old cyclist Nusrat Jahan was killed Thursday morning, apparently by a truck driver turning across her path, is totally typical. Laurier and Lyon has a sign reminding drivers turning through the bike lane that they have to yield to cyclists. The sign is on a post on the sidewalk several metres ahead of the intersection itself.