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

This was posted more than 12 months ago. The information may be outdated.

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.