Why Ottawa cyclists are being urged not to give up on biking downtown - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, September 3, 2016

It was supposed to be a safe way to bike downtown, but the death of a young woman on the Laurier Avenue West bike lane on Thursday has many people spooked.

"At this point I'm not pulling my bicycle out, for fear of being hit by a car," said Sebastian Winkler after witnessing the scene at the corner of Laurier and Lyon Street, where 23-year-old Nusrat Jahan died after being hit by a construction truck.

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