The NCC Watts Creek pathway crosses Carling to meet up with the NCC Ottawa River pathway, which heads downtown. In rush hour, both the bicycle pathways and Carling are very busy.
At the crossing, there is one bicycle warning sign on Carling heading west, but nothing heading east.
Cyclists are forced to cross a very busy intersection without the aid of signals. There are also no markings on the pavement to clearly indicate that this is a defined place where bicycles frequently cross. Cyclists often have to wait a long time to find a break in traffic that will let them cross. Many cyclists give up and just ride on Carling.
There are also significant curbs that divide the paths from Carling.
- install a traffic light
- put clearer signs for cars indicating that this is a bicycle crossing
- paint lines on the road so cars know where cyclists will be crossing