By Robin Farquhar, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, April 23, 2018
Keep cyclists and pedestrians safe
Re: $9.2M project to upgrade asphalt in all lanes, April 20.
As part of its Portage Bridge repair plan, the NCC will reportedly “install a barrier between the cycle track and vehicular lanes to better protect cyclists from traffic.” So far, so good.
But it will also consider raising the cycle track “to the same level as the sidewalk … (to) give cyclists an escape route in case there’s a conflict on the cycle track.” In other words, if cyclists get in each other’s way in the cycling lane, it should be made easy for them to veer into the pedestrians who are using the sidewalk.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/letters/todays-letters-7