The City suddenly cancelled the bike lanes on O’Connor in the Glebe stretch because of some parking complaints. We believe that this is unreasonable as several earlier plans call for a safe bike infrastructure in the Glebe as part of the Ottawa Bicycle Plan and a connected safe network.
The plan for bike lanes for all of O’Connor goes back to 2008. This has been reinforced several times over the years, including in the April 9th, 2015 O’Connor Bikeway Plan. Just 11 days later: cancelled for all parts of O’Connor in the Glebe.
Update: Earlier versions of this article encouraged cyclists to email the city in protest. In one day, the City heard back from more than 70 cyclists. More feedback will probably not have much effect. Regardless, the email addresses are: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
More information about the issue that roared its ugly head at alexbikes.wordpress.com.