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New for drivers and cyclists: the lowdown on advisory cycling lanes

October 17, 2016
Feature Stories

A new way of sharing the road has come to Ottawa. Our first advisory cycling lanes have opened on Somerset Street East in Sandy Hill, between Range Road and Chapel Street.

A cyclist and a motorist on the Somerset Street East advisory cycling lanes

These lanes, separated from the vehicle lane by a broken line, are designed to allow motorists and cyclists to safely share the space on narrow, low-volume roads. They give cyclists a place to ride, but also make the cycling lane available to drivers when they need space to pass oncoming traffic.

Not sure what to do the first time you drive or bike on a road with advisory cycling lanes? Learn how to share the road safely by watching this video:

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