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

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.

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