Is free transit a solution to traffic woes? Luxembourg is going to implement it this year.
Canada’s passenger VIA trains might be older than your granddad. VIA is stepping into the 21ct Century though and ordered new train cars, to be built by Siemens in California. They will meet a long standing demand to add bike storage to the trains.
It apparently took 35 years, but the Nepean Trail is more or less finished: a continuous 11-12 km stretch through old Nepean, running south and north of the CN railway track. Quote The idea, borne by a member of the Trend Arlington Community Association, was endorsed by the Knoxdale Merivale Council (KMC) and later championed by the ward councillor. UNQUOTE [Read more…]
The Trillium pathway is finally finished. The third stage was landscaped and finished in September/October 2018 (project OTT-046) and completes a wonderful and safe cycling loop along the canal, the Trillium railway tracks and the Ottawa River. A cycling tourist’s dream. No refuge The original project envisioned crossing Prince of Wales via a refuge. I like refuges very much because [Read more…]
I am looking for a pannier to use on my trips through Ottawa. I have been using the cheapies, but eventually the bottom starts to deteriorate, netting starts to fall apart and hooks start to come off. The current one’s back is sometimes touching on the spokes, when it is loaded with groceries. As a good pannier is really only [Read more…]
As December 5 approaches, children in the Netherlands are getting all excited about the visit of Sinterklaas, that 3rd century bishop who visits the Netherlands on a steamboat from Spain every year. He brings goodies and gifts for the kids. Some gifts are accompanied with a tongue-in-cheek rhyme, often referring to something the kids (and adults) did wrong, with the [Read more…]
Hans and Karen visit Sudbury, Canada and bike to Ramsey Lake and Laurentian U and back.
Sudbury is a city in the near north of Ontario. The distance from Ottawa is around 500 km, similar to the distance Amsterdam – Paris. It is well known for its mining activities. We once spent one night there. Initially the plan was to stay at the campsite at that time, but once we figured out the campsite was sandwiched [Read more…]
Over the last two months, the Advocacy Working Group of Bike Ottawa put together a survey among all candidates for councillor and mayor for the 2018 elections to see where they are standing on traffic safety and particularly cycling. They were asked questions about connectivity, budgeting and if they actually cycle themselves. Good news There is a lot of good [Read more…]
Gone are the days that councillor Fleury walked through the Rideau river on his way to university following a self imposed desire line. Now there is the Adàwe crossing. And it is hugely popular. To get a better idea of its success, I took a belated look at the 2016 and 2017 data of the cycling and walking trips on [Read more…]