Cyclists gather at city hall to mourn Orléans teen, press for safety improvements

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By the Ottawa Citizen, July 31, 2019

Several dozen cycling supporters gathered at Ottawa City Hall Wednesday morning to press officials for measures to protect cyclists.

The group held a minute of silence to honour Simon Khouri, a 13-year-old boy who was killed last week in a collision with a car on Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard in Orléans.

The vigil was also intended to pressure council to adopt Vision Zero, a Scandinavian program that aims to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians on urban roads.