Since 2011, when Laurier Ave got segregated bike lanes, many other infrastructure projects where built in Ottawa. You may have seen a few of my images in Janette Sadik-Khan’s presentation last night (I couldn’t be there myself). If she didn’t … Continue reading 8 Bike Infrastructure Improvements in Ottawa
Today, we compare a run of the mill street in Ottawa with the Witte de With Street make over in the Netherlands and see what we can learn from the Rotterdam. Continue reading The New Elgin Street. Can we do it?
Ottawa finished 5 major pedestrian and bike connections in 2015 with a total value of over 30 million dollars. Here is an overview. Continue reading Ottawa completes 4 bike & ped bridges + 1 overpass
Long considered Ottawa’s conservative heartland with black pick up trucks and Ottawa Sun readers, rural Ottawa is asking for bike infrastructure: “All our little neighbourhoods are separated by our big roads.” Continue reading The Greely Loop
In a previous post, I wrote about the eventual redevelopment of the South Keys mall. This week, there was a first meeting on the redevelopment of another mall, Westgate, which is much older than South Keys. I once had to … Continue reading Ottawa Input for Minimum Parking Standards
In which Dick van Veen ponders the good and bad of the use of sharrows as ‘infrastructure’ Continue reading Sharrows: the Big Leap Forward or Just an Evasive Side Step
It took forever, but finally the connection between the two Brookfield Roads is open again. The Sawmill Creek corridor, that cuts through Brookfield, is host to the Transitway, the Airport Parkway, the O-Train (now Trillium line) and a bit of railway … Continue reading Brookfield Path Connection Open Again
As it was finished late last year, this bit of bike infrastructure dropped off the radar screen somewhat. At the very north end of Parkdale, it is a bit of a pain in the neck to get to the Ottawa River Pathway/Trans … Continue reading Is Parkdale’s Median Curb Cut Sufficient?
It must have been around 2010 when Joel Mulligan mulled over a beer at Pub Italia: “if we could only have a bit of Dutch bike infrastructure in Ottawa, so that people can experience what safe cycling is really about“. … Continue reading Dutch Design in the Nation’s Capital: Churchill Ave, Ottawa
A description of a bike ride from Kanata to Ottawa's Nepean, south of the Experimental Farm near Baseline. Nearly the entire route goes over bike lanes (10% and Multi Use Pathways (80). IT is not the shortest route, but a very safe one. You can take a Rack and Roll bus back from Ottawa. Continue reading From Terry Fox to the Experimental Farm