map of Ottawa, and indicating Greely on the map

Designing the Innovative Greely Cycling Loop

December 27, 2015 Hansonthebike 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes Long considered Ottawa’s conservative heartland with black pick up trucks and Ottawa Sun readers, rural Ottawa is asking for bike infrastructure: “All our little neighbourhoods are separated by our big roads.”

Riocan artist impression

Ottawa Input for Minimum Parking Standards

December 17, 2015 Hansonthebike 0

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a previous post, I wrote about the eventual redevelopment of the South Keys mall. This week, there was a first meeting on the redevelopment of another mall, Westgate, which is much older than South Keys. I once had to pick up medication at Westgate around midnight. It is quite a desolate place. A woman jumped out of a car, kicking the car and swearing to the others in the car, then jumped into the car and they all drove away again. While all is still very conceptual, as councillor Jeff Leiper writes on his blog, this is the time to [Read more…]