Cameras aim to hike bike safety
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.