Councillors support O’Connor bike route despite opening day collision
Ottawa Citizen

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, October 26, 2016

It wasn’t the way the city wanted to celebrate a new bikeway on O’Connor Street.“With great smiles and ringing bells, we went out (Tuesday) and officially opened it. Believe me, when I listened to the evening news and heard there had already been an accident, nothing could have hurt more than that,” Capital Coun. David Chernushenko said Wednesday.

According to police, a driver making a left turn at Waverley and O’Connor streets struck a cyclist on the bikeway. Paramedics said the cyclist, a 44-year-old man, was transported to hospital with shoulder and rib pain.

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