Cyclists raise safety concerns over proposed McArthur bike lanes
Ottawa Citizen

By Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen, March 15, 2017

On most spring, summer and fall mornings, David Weatherall loads his son, Felix, into a bicycle trailer and takes off.

The pair ride through their Overbrook neighbourhood and over the Adàwe Crossing to the toddler’s child care centre in the ByWard Market.

Because there isn’t a good east-west connection to the bridge, Weatherall and others have been eagerly waiting for the city to improve cycling facilities on Donald Street, as outlined in the 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan. Which is why a recommendation from city staff, endorsed last week by council, to install bike lanes on McArthur Avenue instead came as such a surprise.

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