Bells Corners cyclists create pop-up bike lane on Moodie Drive

By CTV News Ottawa, July 22, 2018

Drivers may have noticed a slowdown on Moodie Drive Sunday but it wasn’t because of construction.

A pop-up bike lane closed two lanes of traffic, one in each direction, from Moodie Drive south of Robertson Road and north of Seyton Drive from 10- 4 Sunday. The makeshift bike lane was created out of pylons as a way for frustrated cyclists to prove a point to the city.

“The pylons are a temporary barrier to create a safe space on the road for people to bike,” said organizer Trevor Haché, vice president of the Healthy Transportation Coalition.

About 40 people came out to hand a petition with more than 500 signatures to area councilor Rick Chiarelli. The petition asks the city to consider creating segregated bike lane in Moodie Drive in Bells Corners and to reduce the speed limit from 60 km/h to 50 km/h in that community. Volunteers were also stationed along the roughly 1 km route to take the pulse of the community.

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