Approaching a non signalised intersection

Ottawa Commute Census Data Show Growth in Cycling Commute

December 12, 2017 Hansonthebike 4

Recently, Statistics Canada released commuter data for 2016. Over the last 20 years, commuter trips grew considerably. That is not a surprise as the population grew, from 29.6 million in 1996 via 32.5 million in 2006 to 36.3 million in 2016. Yes, that is 7 million people extra in 20 years. This growth is about the equivalent of the entire [Read more…]

Halloween

Halloween: 13 Spooky Scenarios for Cyclists

October 31, 2017 Hansonthebike 1

Today is Halloween so I wrote up 13 scary cycling scenarios for you. Some of them are infrastructure related, others are law related and yet others are behaviour related. I hope it doesn’t scare you away from cycling. Storm sewers Storm sewers are usually placed within about 60 cm of the curb. This is also where cyclists ride. Some storm [Read more…]

The Mackenzie bike lane seen from north towards south in front of hte US Embassy

Bike Lane at US Embassy Open 2/2: Photos

May 19, 2017 Hansonthebike 7

As you read in the previous post earlier today, the Mackenzie bike lane was opened today. The stretch in front of the embassy was an eye sore after a lane was blocked off by concrete barriers. Mayor Watson called it something else, but I forgot what he called the barriers. (Update, Mathieu Fleury wrote they are called Jersey barriers) The [Read more…]

Screenshot BikeMaps.org

Participants for focus group wanted

December 4, 2016 Hansonthebike 0

Ottawa based Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) might not be well known, but they are doing a lot of good work for traffic safety. For example, since May 2016 they are (co-) developing and promoting BikeMaps.org, a tool for safe and accessible bicycling. Now they are looking for participants in a focus group.

A Closer Look at the Bronson Improvements

September 20, 2016 Hansonthebike 3

The city got a lot of flak for the Booth Bridge Boondoggle and rightly so, as the design goes against all the modern road design principles. Big intersections, 4 lanes, no bike infrastructure, despite the connection to Quebec, the Zibi developments, the future Senators stadium and the Ottawa river pathways, even though there have been dire warnings from different sides years [Read more…]

8 Bike Infrastructure Improvements in Ottawa

April 28, 2016 Hansonthebike 0

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…]