Councillor: barriers need to be installed after report of driver using bridge
A recently-opened cyclist and pedestrian crossing over the Rideau River could soon have barriers installed at both ends after it’s proven unexpectedly popular with cars as well.
Rideau-Vanier Coun. Mathieu Fleury says there’s been at least one report of a car travelling over the Adàwe Crossing since it opened in December 2015.
The incident happened sometime “over Christmas,” he said.
“We have to find a mechanism by which we can’t allow cars to go through. It is a pedestrian and cyling-only crossing,” said Fleury on Saturday.
“Unfortunately, a small car does fit if we don’t put up the appropriate barriers.”
The crossing connects pedestrians and cyclists looking for a quicker route between Ottawa’s Vanier and Overbrook neighbourhoods and Sandy Hill, the University of Ottawa, and the downtown core.