Starting today and continuing to May 14, city residents are invited to provide their thoughts on a proposed bike path connection* between the segregated bike lane on Laurier and the multi-use pathway along Albert Street. It would seem to require some sidewalk biking, and would put cyclists on the wrong side of Slater. Also, you can’t actually ride your bike all the way. You have to walk across the Slater/Bronson intersection. The route goes thusly:
So that’s what we’re invited to talk about today, funneling cyclists through the Slater/Bronson intersection. Then this happened:
Bronson closed at Slater, and Slater E/B reduced to one lane – collision. OPS directing traffic. Duration unknown. Avoid area.
— Ottawa_Traffic (@Ottawa_Traffic) April 14, 2014
That’s probably not how the city wanted to kick off this discussion.
[H/T: Cassandra Fulgham]
*To be clear, this isn’t really a bike path nor is it a connection, but I digress.