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.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/councillors-support-oconnor-two-way-bike-route-despite-opening-day-collision