Ottawa got a bonus multi use pathway when the LRT was built. Today we take a look at a MUP between Ottawa U station and Hurdman Station. While we are there we continue to the VIA Rail station which is only 1.5 km further.
For many years the Bank Street – Riverside intersection in Ottawa was (and still is) considered one of the worst intersections, with many collisions happening annually. It is an ugly part of post war suburban design with way too much road. The entire area between the railway track and the Rideau River is unsightly and dangerous for all road users. [Read more…]
After we bought the house, we were going to remove the outdated Jacuzzi. 17 years later we finally came into action. The scrapwood was used for a modest garden bench. Now that’s upcycling.
New Blog post: First impressions of the Flora Footbridge in Ottawa, a new ped and bike bridge over the Rideau Canal, including a clip of the entire ride over the bridge.
We stopped in Peterborough for a visit to its bike paths. Having cobbled together a 45 km tour we were pleased with the outcome.
As May approaches I am sharing two upcoming dates for cycling presentations: one for Jane’s Walk and one for the Ottawa Public Library. Hope to see you there.
After the renovations a few years ago, the Emerald Plaza library on Merivale Rd has become a really nice place to be where retirees, students, and parents with toddlers all hang out during the long winters. When our home internet was down for a few days, I would just go there and work from the library. The only thing missing [Read more…]
Some impressions from the Toronto international bike show last month, the “world’s largest consumer bicycle show”. Lots of road bikes, but also some other interesting nuggets. #ottbike
Last summer, at a friend’s cottage north of Kingston, my eye caught an interesting sounding book: “Vanished Kingdoms – the history of half-forgotten Europe” by Norman Davies. The writer describes a number of European kingdoms and countries that came and went. Europe’s past is littered with kingdoms, empires and republics which no longer exist but which were some of the [Read more…]
Reporting potholes is now a breeze with the new Neappoli app. Send location and photos right from the location with your cell phone.