'Right hooks' blamed for half of Laurier bike lane collisions - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, October 3, 2017

About half of the collisions between motorists and cyclists using the Laurier Avenue bike lane in Ottawa involve vehicles turning right into the path of oncoming bicycles, according to a new report released Tuesday by the city.

"Right-turning vehicles continue to be the greatest threat to cyclists in the corridor, accounting for 50 per cent of collisions," according to the safety review by Dutch transportation consultant Mobycon.

Right-turning vehicles also "represent the most frequent manoeuvre involved in pedestrian-related collisions," according to the report. "This is by far the most significant type of collision."


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