WITH VIDEO: Heron Road cycle track flaw prompts city to order correction

By Erin McCracken, Ottawa Community News, October 16, 2017

The city has ordered its contractor to correct a curb jutting into Heron Road that has sparked concerns in Ottawa’s cycling community following the recent construction of the Heron Road cycle track.

The highly anticipated lane is now an accident waiting to happen because of that sharp curb elbow, said Herongate resident and avid cyclist Kathryn Hunt.

“I wanted this lane to be a good thing,” said Hunt, who began lobbying for the raised track two years ago in her work with the Healthy Transportation Coalition. “I wanted Heron to be less terrifying, but I don’t see that this lane has improved safety at all on Heron.”


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