We’ve had a horribly tragic week in Ottawa with car/bicycle collisions.
After taking as much information in as I could, it dawns on me that not everyone is aware of the rules, on both sides of this equation.
I think our City needs to heighten awareness on this topic. I really don’t feel that people know how to handle this daily intermingling of cars and bikes and that’s becoming tragically apparent.
1) people are not aware of the rules on both sides of the equation and 2) a little sign does not cut it.
It’s not like cars and bikes will cease to intermingle. Quite the opposite.
Lets figure this out.
Look at this chart (from the Bicycle Coalition) — you may even be unaware yourself.