Holland Avenue detour is too dangerous, Cyclists say

By Saif Kaisar, 1310 News, July 20, 2018

"We're already seeing conflicts, we're already seeing honking, cars getting frustrated because they have to travel on the road a little bit slowly. They're are swerving around the cyclists, going into on-coming traffic," said Trevor Haché, Vice President of Healthy Transportation Ottawa

The detour is in place on Holland Ave. until construction on the Harmer Ave. Bridge concludes.

The initial designs were scrapped after residents were upset at the loss of on-street parking spots.

The City of Ottawa responded by painting green markings along the 500 metre detour which now leads cyclists to the middle of road where they share the space with motorists in single file.


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