Closed parks major blow for suburban kids

May 6, 2020 Hansonthebike 1

The longer it takes, the harder it becomes for people to stick to the rules, says social psychologist Tom Postmes, connected to the university in Groningen (big bike city btw), Netherlands in an on line article on Dutch news site NOS.nl. He continues by explaining that “on one hand the usually bold and libertarian Dutch have been following the rules [Read more…]

Google capture of the current intersection at Bronson and University.

A bad design for a bad intersection

April 22, 2020 Hansonthebike 0

New Hans Post: Bad design for a bad intersection. Carleton U is getting an extra left turning lane onto Bronson NB. The plan is to add green paint to bike wash the intersection. It is not a good idea.

How Rules Affect Our Road to Vision Zero

April 14, 2020 Hansonthebike 0

Carling Ave at Burke St is a very dangerous crossing in the @NCC_CCN #ottbike and #ottwalk pathway system. Despite several advocacy attempts, someone likely has to die on this #ottcity road before things will change….

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Cycling in Lyon, France

March 26, 2020 Hansonthebike 2

New Hans blog: a trip to Lyon, France in spring was an eye opener for us. It is easy to spend an entire week exploring the city and the area around it.

Tiramisu ingredients

How to Make Real Tiramisu

March 18, 2020 Hansonthebike 0

Most tiramisu you buy is not made according to the original recipe. Here is a recipe that uses raw eggs. A great Italian dessert which is not as classic as you thought it is.

Using a bike during the #Transitchallenge2020

February 20, 2020 Hansonthebike 0

O what a gorgeous day it was on Wednesday. Clear skies and a temperature of only -5C. The windchill made it feel more like -15C according to Robyn Bresnahan though. Should I go downtown by bus? I had to do some errands downtown and I was heavily leaning towards public transit. Bus 88 to Hurdman and then backtrack to downtown [Read more…]