Work on the segregated bike lane on Laurier Avenue is well under way. The cement curbs have already been installed on both sides of Laurier between Bronson and Lyon Streets. Now that Race Week is over, the remainder of the cement curbs will be put in place between Lyon and Elgin. After this, the necessary signage and special traffic lights will go up, and lines will be painted on the pavement to ensure a smooth flow of vehicles and bicycles at intersections.
The city hopes to have the Laurier bike lane operational by the beginning of August.
Also note that the NCC will be building a segregated bike lane along Wellington Street between Bay Street and the Portage Bridge. However, construction of this bike lane will only begin later this summer.Click here for a story on progress of the Laurier bike lane in the Ottawa Citizen.