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Colin MacKenzie
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Had a couple of choices for Ottawa. We have some newer infrastructure in the last 5 years that is slowly making progress to protected, separated infrastructure. I went with the Main Street Cycle Tracks, which are in my old neighbourhood. This former 4-lane road was rebuilt to have one lane in each direction, with the hopes that it would revitalize the “main street” feel. So far it has been successful, with new commercial and condo developments going up in the years since it was built. However, there are still issues with the design including sharp turns for cyclists, numerous fire hydrants and light posts directly beside the cycle track, and awkward interaction zones with bus stops.

Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/8uFR3Ew57djNPJyW6

Main Street Cycle Tracks

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