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…]

Doug went out and did the measurements. The bike gives you an idea of the size. This photo looks south bound.

Bike Lane at US Embassy Open 1/2: Concrete Barriers Removed

May 19, 2017 Hansonthebike 4

Today, the bi-directional bike lane on Mackenzie Ave in front of the US Embassy will officially open. It is probably the safest one in the world, with bollards anchored in two meters of underground concrete. Why is that? To protect the embassy. Soon after the attacks on 9/11 the American embassy in Ottawa became even more fortified as it already [Read more…]