Start of cycling season spurs Alta Vista cycling safety blitz

Cyclists were recently treated to all the bells and whistles, or rather, bells, reflective bands and lights, during a cycling safety blitz at the southeast corner of Industrial Avenue and Alta Vista Drive.

With the advent of warm weather, cycling season is in full swing, reason why Alta Vista Coun. Jean Cloutier and Rob Wilkinson with Safer Roads Ottawa held the blitz on May 14. They, along with Ottawa paramedics and police, also shared safety tips with cyclists commuting home from work or those out for a pleasure ride with their children.

“You have a bell? You have a light?” Cloutier asked Alta Vista resident Anouk Bertner, who was taking her almost two-year-old son, Felix Brunet, out for a ride. Read more…