O Train Path, Where Art Thou?

O Train Path, Where Art Thou?


The O-train multi use pathway (MUP)  is delayed. And that  is no April Fool’s joke. As you remember, the first stage was built and finished last summer and stops just south of the Queensway, at Young Street, where a narrow pedestrian bridge connects the two sides of Young. Ribbons were cut, photos were made, blogs were … Continue reading

A Peek into the Mailbox


At Citizens for Safe Cycling we receive a few questions and reactions every week. Sometimes they are about unfortunate situations , sometimes they are surprising and sometimes they are hair raising. Here is a selection. Most emails are answered, or we try to find answers somewhere. Some letters ‘get the attention they deserve“. Hit by … Continue reading

2014 Ottawa Report on Bicycling

2014 Ottawa Report on Bicycling


(This should be on the website of Citizens for Safe Cycling, but for some reason, despite it being small enough, the server refuses the file, even though we host more PDF files on the website.  I will host the report here for now, and once I figured out the technical issues, I ‘ll put in … Continue reading

The Town of Velsen, North Holland

The Town of Velsen, North Holland


In all likelyhood, you have never heard of Velsen in the Netherlands. I have, but I have never been there. Today, I received a blog from BicycleDutch (written by Mark Wagenbuur) in my inbox. It is one of the few blogs I follow as it gives me a good picture of what is going on … Continue reading

Bike and Walk to school programs appear to work

Bike and Walk to school programs appear to work


Remember that time when you put your coat on and cycled to school? You had not heard of ‘net present value benefits’, ‘benefit-cost ratios’, relatively cost-effective interventions’ and ‘student travel mode data’.  You better get used to these terminologies as recently, the results of a School Travel Planning study were published and it looks good. Nineteen … Continue reading

2013 Citizens for Safe Cycling Recap

2013 Citizens for Safe Cycling Recap


Canada’s Banks use the image of cyclists as models for succesful planners on a bill board on Sparks Street. Les? We look back to a fairly good year for cycling in Ottawa. There have been ups and downs, but generally speaking, Ottawa is moving into the right direction. Some missing links are no longer missing … Continue reading