Motorists driving through bike lanes after flex posts removed for winter

By Krystalle Ramlakhan, CBC News Ottawa, January 5, 2020

Drivers are once again misuing a segregated bike lane to turn at the intersection of St. Laurent Boulevard and Donald Street, less than six months after flexible posts were installed to halt the same problems.

Last summer, vehicles were using the bike lane to merge and turn, even after the City of Ottawa spent $1.2 million to create the "protected intersection."

The problem appeared to have been resolved for a few months after the city installed flex posts which closed the bike path to vehicles, but the visual cues were removed in preparation for winter road maintenance.

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