NCC looks at separating cyclists and pedestrians on more pathways

By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 21, 2018

The National Capital Commission is thinking more about how to reduce conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists on its pathways by seeing where it can separate the two.

Mark Kristmanson, CEO of the NCC, said the agency won’t be able to create segregated pathways everywhere in its network, but he encouraged people to provide feedback on the idea of separating cyclists and pedestrians, and giving each their own dedicated pathway.

The NCC is in the middle of writing a new strategic plan for its pathway system. The board received an update on the work Thursday before a draft plan comes back in early 2019.

The pathways are generally three metres wide, but the NCC is considering how to split them between cyclists and pedestrians or at least widen pathways in high-traffic areas.

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