Wellington Street 'dooring zone' study shows signs of success
Metro Ottawa

By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Metro News, July 20, 2017

A year-long “dooring zone” pilot project along Wellington Street appears to have succeed, showing how much of a difference a small infrastructure change can make.

Coun. Jeff Leiper and Shawn McGuire, coordinator of cyclist and pedestrian safety at the city, took to Facebook Live on Thursday to share the results of the project that used pavement markings to alert cyclists and drivers. The project tested a new type of road marking that staff said they hadn’t seen anywhere else.

Called a ‘dooring zone,’ the markings move cyclists to the middle of the lane in order to prevent drivers opening doors into cyclists, and also to discourage drivers passing cyclists who have a right to occupy the lane.


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