With the reconstruction of Albert St near the new library and the already opened NCC pathways on LeBreton Flats, a new promising cycling route to downtown may open up.
The National Capital Commission opened two new multi use pathways on Lebreton flats. The NCC introduced a stretch of 4 meter (12 ft) wide pathways and part of the pathways has a separation between cycling and walking. You’ll be cycling, walking or skiing (indeed, skiing) along LRT, a heritage aqueduct and historic bridges. Taking LRT to the Kichi Sibi ski trails is now easier than ever.
Chaudière Island in the Ottawa river is now partially being built up, but at the western tip a small new park was recently opened, as well as a new connection from the NCC pathways.
Gradually, Ottawa is adding more Dutch style protected intersections and raised bicycle tracks. Today, we take a look at new bike tracks and several protected intersections on Heron Rd. This is part of a bigger future cycling infrastructure system connecting to the Transitway system and a bit further away to the Trillium line at Mooney’s Bay station.
Ottawa bloggers Matt and Hans decided to go for a walk along a Merivale Rd and shared their ideas and concerns. The street won’t win the beauty contest, but the street is changing. Will it be able to handle all the traffic demand though?
Bay Street in Ottawa received a make over at the north end. The result is a safer corridor for cyclists and pedestrians alike. It will mostly serve people to and from Quebec via the Portage bridge. Special attention for the Dutch style intersections and the near traffic signals.
A hidden gem in Quebec: the Levis “Parcours des Anses’ multi use pathway allows for a lovely casual ride along the St Lawrence river.
Last week, US based People for Bikes released its annual City Rankings Score for cycling. Ottawa ranks in the 91st percentile, Gatineau in the 98th percentile. The total number of cities ranked is 767. We’ll dive into the details here. The biggest surprise is perhaps that Vancouver ranks tenth, after Ottawa.
If you are looking for a shortish 32 km bike ride outside Ottawa that involves coffee, countryside and culture, this route might be exactly what you are looking for. We are visiting two historic places just west of Ottawa: Almonte and Carleton Place.
Chelsea, QC has been developing the former Hull to Wakefield train tracks into a shared community pathway since 2017. But you won’t cycle the entire track from Gatineau anytime soon due to a 1300 meter missing link that is too expensive to rebuild.