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A person rides an ebike on a temporary pathway. the pathway goes past scrubbery that is not green yet.

Ottawa River Pathway detour near War Museum

April 14, 2024 6

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new detour on the Ottawa River Parkway came into effect. I went out and checked it out for you. It is well signed, but I am not sure about those ‘walk your bike’ signs.

Robbed Abroad. What Would You Do?

April 10, 2024 0

Reading Time: 6 minutes You don’t want to think about it, but what if you get robbed while travelling? It happened recently to a friend of mine. Are you prepared?

Two people walking in a street made of pavers, the road is very permeable to absorb rainwater

The Street as a Sponge

March 20, 2024 1

Reading Time: 6 minutes As weather patterns change, more cities are looking into retaining rainwater locally longer. Here are some cool examples from the Netherlands and an article I found in a Dutch newspaper (translated).

The Short Life of the Ottawa & New York Railway

February 14, 2024 2

Reading Time: 12 minutes At some time in our history, Ottawa had a direct train connection to the Adirondecks and Tupper Lake in New York State via Cornwall. From there, you could travel further south to New York City. The original idea was to create a direct connection to NY, NY, but that didn’t materialise. (with video of the route)

The Food Map of Merivale Road in 2024

February 8, 2024 8

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is the second year I am posting a Merivale Rd Food map. The 2024 Merivale Food map shows all food outlets on a stretch of Merivale Road, and the post describes who left and who started.

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