10/04/2011 03:41 EDT | Updated 12/04/2011 05:12 EST

Ottawa Bike Lane Video: City Pays $21,000 For Instructional Video On Using Short Stretch


OTTAWA - A five-minute video showing cyclists how to use Ottawa's segregated bike lane cost taxpayers $21,000.

Documents show Ottawa awarded the contract to Predator Communications of Vancouver in the spring for the instructional video.

The video posted on the city's website is narrated by the bike lane project manager and includes a statement from Mayor Jim Watson.

The instructional video includes graphics to show how to use the lanes and the rules for cyclists and motorists.

Ottawa also spent $13,000 for 25,000 pocket maps to inform people about the eight-block bike lane along Laurier Avenue between Bronson Avenue and City Hall.