The Labour Day weekend was the last weekend of the popular Ottawa bikedays. We take a tour past some Ottawa landmarks, stop for a beer and collect bike counter data on the fly.
Last week, I finally dropped in at PedalEasy, our own homegrown pedal assist e-bike manufacturer. PedalEasy started five years ago when co-founder Ron Wensel wanted to do more cycling after he survived a heart attack. Ron, a modest man who lives in Deep River, is a mechanical engineer who knows a thing or two about speed and energy. He served [Read more…]
We closed the road for our bike afternoon in Fisher Heights. There was a bike repair tune up station and we had different types of bikes to try.
May is Bike to Work month in Ottawa. Are you counting your km’s and your saved CO2? Sign up for biketoworkottawa.ca and see how much CO2 you are saving.
Since 2011, when Laurier Ave got segregated bike lanes, many other infrastructure projects were 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, but I heard there were about over 1000 people). If she didn’t use them or if you weren’t able to go, here are a [Read more…]
Cycling in winter is much more enjoyable than you’d think. Take a look.
Ottawa finished 5 major pedestrian and bike connections in 2015 with a total value of over 30 million dollars. Here is an overview.
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.”
Often, when I cycle through Ottawa, I wonder how people from elsewhere figure out where to cycle. A paper map is one source, Google maps another one, but that is about it. The NCC has put out signs to point to side streets or to show the name and direction of a path, and the City of Ottawa has put [Read more…]
It seemed like everyone was out cycling yesterday. Sunday May 17 was the first day of the Alcatel Lucent NCC Sunday Bike Days. The weather couldn’t have been better. Sunday, sunny, low humidity (under 40%) and 24 C/75F by 5 pm. And the numbers showed it: over 5000 bike rides were counted near Canal Ritz on the Sunday before Victoria [Read more…]