Park-and-cycle could be coming to Andrew Haydon Park

By CBC News Ottawa, March 31, 2019

Cycling commuters are getting a handful of spots in a west Ottawa park, but they will have to arrive early if they want to park and bike downtown.

Former councillor Marianne Wilkinson kicked off the debate last year after a handful of cyclists who travelled in from Kanata, parked in Andrew Haydon Park and then cycled downtown, were ticketed. She wanted the city to explore finding legal places for people to park and cycle.

The city is proposing 10 spaces in Andrew Haydon Park that would be open on a first-come, first-served basis on a three-year pilot project. A report on the issue is going to the city's transportation committee next week. The National Capital Commission allows cyclists to park in its lots to travel downtown.

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