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New ‘sharrows’ coming around the city Painted arrows indicate for drivers and cyclist to share the lane Laura Mueller

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Three-year-old Alexander Miltimore puts his fingerprints on record at the Greely Community Centre during Police Week on Wednesday, May 16. Police Week is organized by the officers at community police centres and their volunteers, and this year’s focus was on neighbourhood safety.

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Sharrows will soon be painted across the city to help drivers and cyclists share the road. plan has been made, said city spokesperson Jocelyne Turner. O’Connor is being looked at for cycling facilities as part of the Transportation Demand Management strategy for the Lansdowne Park revitalization, so any cycling plans for that street likely wouldn’t happen until 2013 or 2014, Turner said. Along with the new sharrows, the city launched an advertising campaign to raise

awareness about the dangers of “dooring.� The city is urging drivers to look behind them before opening their doors and cyclists are reminded to position themselves one metre away from parked cars. Ottawa resident Danielle Nacu, 33, lost her life on Oct. 11, 2011 when the driver of a parked car on Queen Street opened the car door and knocked Nacu into the path of an oncoming vehicle.


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EMC news – As part of a new cycling safety push, the city will be painted a slew of new “sharrowâ€? lanes this summer. The arrow and bicycle pavement markings assist cyclists and drivers with knowing how much space to leave and alert them when cyclists must take the lane. They are used on streets, such as Lyon Street, that aren’t quite wide enough for a dedicated cycling lane. And now, the city will be adding six new sections of sharrow lanes to the eight that already exist. New sharrows planned for 2012 include: - Somerset Street West between Wellington Street West and Booth Street -Wellington Street W. from Island Park Drive to Somerset - Byron Avenue from Island Park to Holland Avenue - Tyndall Street from Holland to Parkdale Avenue - Parkdale Avenue from Tyndall to Gladstone Avenue - Gladstone Avenue from Parkdale eastwards Several others are on the list for 2013: Cobourg Street from Wilbrod Street to Rideau Street and along parts of Rideau between Nicolas Street and the Rideau River. Other sharrows are possible, including O’Connor Street, but those are still under discussion and no conďŹ rmed






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