580 CFRA News Talk Radio :: Jody Mitic, Jim Watson respond to option of moving Laurier bike lane after LRT begins :: News - Article

By Stuart McGinn, CFRA News, September 11, 2016

Talks of cycling safety continue to be a hot topic in the city after the fatal collision involving 23-year-old Nusrat Jahan at the start of September.

On Saturday, Beacon Hill-Cyrville Councillor Tim Tierney told CFRA he thinks moving the bike lanes on Laurier over to one way streets like Albert and Slater could be a viable option once LRT is up and running in 2018, because buses would no longer be occupying those roads.

On Sunday, Innes Ward Councillor Jody Mitic responded to Tierney's suggestion, speaking with Kristy Cameron on The Newsfeed.

"I have no issue with it. If it means people get around safer and easier, I'm all for it. But, the lanes are on Laurier right now. We should try and figure out a way to make them work, rather than abandon them.


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