Cam­eras aim to hike bike safety

Ottawa Citizen - - CITY -

New cam­era tech­nol­ogy in­stalled along sec­tions of the O’Con­nor Street bike lanes is aimed at mak­ing the road­way safer for cy­clists, Ottawa po­lice an­nounced Thurs­day. Po­lice say the cam­eras, which are in­stalled near the in­ter­sec­tion of O’Con­nor and Waver­ley streets, will de­tect the mo­tion of cy­clists ap­proach­ing the in­ter­sec­tion, send that in­for­ma­tion to com­put­ers stored in cas­ings on nearby hy­dro poles and ac­ti­vate nine LED lights which will flash to alert ap­proach­ing motorists. The O’Con­nor bike lanes have been the scene of mul­ti­ple ve­hi­clebike crashes. In one case in Novem­ber 2016, po­lice charged a driver af­ter a man cy­cling on the lane was knocked to the ground.

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