City launches new road safety technology for cyclists, drivers on O'Connor Street

By Michelle Nash Baker, Ottawa Community News, October 13, 2017

The city has spent $40,000 on a new pilot project aimed at helping cyclists and drivers stay safe along O’Connor Street.

Nine posts will light up as cyclists approach the Waverly Street and O’Connor intersection, and Safer Roads Ottawa co-ordinator Rob Wilkinson said the $40,000 price tag is money well spent if it saves even just one life.

“If we avoid one collision, let alone a serious or a fatality then the technology goes beyond what we wanted and it's worth it,” Wilkinson said.

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