Cyclist skeptical of shoulder safety on rural roads

By Devyn Barrie, StittsvilleCentral, January 7, 2018

The city has paved the shoulder of a stretch of Fernbank Road in an effort to improve cycling infrastructure in the Goulbourn area, but one local cyclist isn’t convinced.

A portion of Fernbank Road between Shea Road and 500 metres west of Terry Fox Drive was paved over the summer with the goal of better connecting bicycle facilities with OC Transpo. It was one of the projects funded by a $4-million grant from the federal government’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.

“The options are limited in the rural area to figure out how to connect transit to cycling,” said Scott Moffatt, councillor for Rideau-Goulbourn, the ward which the section of Fernbank Road is a part of.

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