In an effort to improve bicycle safety, the City of Ottawa has moved some of the stop lines for cars on Laurier Avenue back one to five metres. This means motorists will have a better view of cyclists who are stopped at a red light on the Laurier Avenue bike lane. This will help cyclists from being hit when a vehicle makes a right turn at an intersection and passes through the bike lane.
These changes come three weeks after 23 year-old Nusrat Jahan was killed while riding on the Laurier Avenue bike lane by a construction truck that was making a right turn.
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