Cars in bike lanes at Dow’s Lake

cars on bike lane in Ottawa
A dozen cars conveniently using the bike lane on Prince of Wales near Dow's Lake Pavillion

cars on bike lane in Ottawa
A dozen cars conveniently using the bike lane on Prince of Wales near Dow's Lake Pavillion
. A few weeks ago, during the Tulip Festival or so, lots of cars where leaving the parking at Dow’s Lake. Rather than waiting, many of them used the bike lane to pass the left turning lane. When I pulled out my camera, they stopped doing it but I bet these are the same people who complain that bikes cycle on sidewalks. In autumn and spring, when traffic is busy, it happens all the time. Just before I took this picture I actually saw a girl sandwiched between two cars on the bike lane, as car-cyclist-car. Truly unbelievable.

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