By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen, April 26, 2017
The wheels fell off a plan to swap 97 parking spots for bike lanes on Spencer Street — partly because of objections from cyclists themselves, Coun. Jeff Leiper reveals in a community message.
The Kitchissippi Ward councillor abandoned the cycling proposal after 55 per cent of 160 feedback emails clearly opposed the idea while still others were iffy on the proposal, the final step in the rebuilding of 600 metres of Spencer, from Holland to Western Avenue.
Leiper’s change of heart, posted online Tuesday afternoon, certainly deflated a possibly confrontational public meeting held later in the evening on Northwestern Avenue.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/residents-pleased-parking-preserved-after-leiper-unable-to-peddle-bike-lanes