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By Alayne McGregor, Ottawa Citizen Letter to the Editor, May 18, 2018

Raised cycling tracks a problem Re: Letter: Blame the cyclist, not the bike lane, May 5

Of course there are scofflaw cyclists, but my experience as a long-time cycling advocate is that it’s the city’s badly designed raised cycle tracks that encourage them.

Who on earth thought it was wise to put a cycle track between a sidewalk and bus stop on Beechwood? That’s just asking for conflict. Similarly, most raised cycle tracks are too narrow, causing cyclists to veer into pedestrian spaces when they need to pass.

In the shared sidewalk/raised cycle track in front of city hall, cyclists frequently abuse pedestrians for simply trying to walk where they need to go.

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