Frequent Bulldog contributor robert roberts wonders how tourists in 2017 will safely navigate O’Connor Street:
I rode my bike from home (Glebe area) to downtown for many years, approx. 15 years. I kept to side streets and avoided heavily travelled streets.
I took a roundabout way just to avoid cars as much as possible. I enjoyed biking. In all that time did it ever occur to me to encourage others to bike. I avoided winter travel and rainy days.
I don’t understand the religious enthusiasm of the “true believer” bikers who think that if they are biking, then everybody should do so as well. And more so that the city should prepare dedicated lanes for them. Is this part of the green religion movement?
The city could have put east-west bike lanes on one-way streets in the downtown area and could have put north-south bike lanes on one way streets as well. O’Connor is a nightmare for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. Can’t imagine how the tourists visiting Ottawa in 2017 will figure things out.
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