McLeod: Ottawa needs is a full network of connected, segregated bike lanes

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By Jonathan McLeod, Ottawa Sun, May 22, 2018

Last month, the city’s transportation committee was looking at the upcoming re-design of Albert and Slater streets. In a discussion about adding bike lanes, Rideau-Goulbourn Coun. Scott Moffatt mused about the possibility of removing the Laurier Avenue bike lane, implying it wasn’t safe.

It’s great for the city to discuss bike safety — and with at least nine collisions involving bicyclists last week — a real, honest discussion is needed.

But this shouldn’t be an either/or discussion. What Ottawa needs is a full network of connected bike lanes that allow people to get around town without fighting cars.