Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ottawa city council approves the Laurier Avenue segregated bike lane!

Well it is done. City council today approved the Laurier Avenue segregated bike lane project. I think this was a strong decision in the face of some vocal opposition. Perhaps the city knew that the lanes would not be as disruptive as opponents were trying to claim. I kept hearing from the opponents that businesses would be hurt. Cycling Vision Ottawa, a new cycling

advocacy group actually asked the businesses what they think. Of the 38 business owners on Laurier only 7 opposed the lanes and 9 did not wish to say either way. However, 22 were willing to sign a statement saying they either supported the lanes or were not against them. The city was likely aware of CVO's survey. (digital image render source, Ottawa Citizen)

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