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Rolling for Justice Bike Ride makes way along Laurier Avenue calling for safer roads for cyclists

Chalk writings adorn the square outside Marion Dewar Plaza at Ottawa city hall. They were written by over 200 cyclists that rode down Laurier Avenue on May 22, 2019, calling for safer cycling infrastructure in Ottawa. Beatrice Britneff / Global News

A group of around 200 cyclists made their way slowly down Laurier Avenue calling for safer bicycle infrastructure on Ottawa’s roads.

The ride comes a week after a cyclist was killed on that same stretch of road in an alleged hit-and-run. Police are still looking for the driver of a black van that was abandoned after allegedly striking the cyclists.

READ MORE: Ghost bike installed outside Ottawa City Hall days after fatal hit-and-run

The group began their ride at the intersection of Laurier Avenue and Nicholas Street and made their way down Laurier to Bank Street where they turned around and made their way back to city hall where they will continue their call for safer roads to council when they meet on Wednesday morning.

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