City begins studying site where cyclist was killed

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, May 18, 2019

The city has started examining safety problems along Laurier Avenue where a cyclist was struck and killed on Thursday.

Two separate reviews will be initiated, said Capital Ward Coun. Shawn Menard.

The first will be an analysis by a group called the fatal collision review committee, made up of police, the coroner’s office and city transportation staff, he said.

“There is going to be a full review with recommendations.”

He also said transportation staff will be examining that intersection.

The bike path, he said, “is known among cyclists as a death strip because there is a strip of painted cement that goes between two lanes of (motor vehicle) traffic.” Cars and trucks often need to cut back and forth across the bike lane to reach their own destinations.

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