Scrap Laurier bike lane for safer route, councillor suggests

By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, April 4, 2018

An Ottawa city councillor is suggesting scrapping the Laurier Avenue bike lanes once a new cycling corridor is built nearby.

On Wednesday the city's transportation committee approved a new design for Slater and Albert streets that would largely replace existing bus lanes with separated cycling lanes.

Construction along the corridor is set to begin in 2019.

"Knowing that buses are coming off these roads, are these safer routes?" Coun. Scott Moffatt asked during Wednesday's meeting.

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