City knew bike crash site was dangerous, cycling advocates say

By Natalia Goodwin, CBC News Ottawa, June 14, 2020

Ottawa cycling advocates say the city should have known that a redesigned stretch of Elgin Street where a cyclist was seriously injured Friday night needed better protection.

Just before 8 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was struck near Catherine Street by the driver of a pickup truck, outside Ottawa Police Service headquarters.

The cyclist was taken to Ottawa's trauma centre with a broken femur and possible ankle fracture. 

"A lot of cycling advocates had noticed during the plans that the design for that area was going to be dangerous for cyclists," said Jordan Moffatt, a board member of Bike Ottawa who lobbied for the plan to be changed.

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