City starts improvements to cycling safety on Laurier Avenue

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, August 22, 2019

The city has begun work on improvements to Laurier Avenue West where a cyclist was struck and killed in mid-May.

Among the changes the city announced in a news release:

• A new stop sign where the ramp from Queen Elizabeth Drive meets Laurier Avenue West; • A new bike lane on the Queen Elizabeth Drive ramp; • New flex stakes along the Laurier westbound bike lane. These are vertical stakes that separate car and bike lanes. • Measures to prevent vehicles coming off Queen Elizabeth Drive from going directly to the Elgin Street right turn lane. These vehicles will need to merge with Laurier before making the turn. • A new bike signal at the crosswalk at city hall (westbound direction).

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