New MUP along downtown Confederation Line LRT

August 15, 2019 Hansonthebike 12

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ottawa got a bonus multi use pathway when the LRT was built. Today we take a look at a MUP between Ottawa U station and Hurdman Station. While we are there we continue to the VIA Rail station which is only 1.5 km further.

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New Billings Bridge Cycling Underpass Partly Avoids Dangerous Intersection

August 6, 2019 Hansonthebike 2

Reading Time: 3 minutes For many years the Bank Street – Riverside intersection in Ottawa was (and still is) considered one of the worst intersections, with many collisions happening annually. It is an ugly part of post war suburban design with way too much road. The entire area between the railway track and the Rideau River is unsightly and dangerous for all road users. It is very pedestrian unfriendly with narrow sidewalks (if any) right next to fast going traffic and the corners are tight. Sadly, Meg Dussault lost her life in 2014 in the north west section of the intersection on that narrow [Read more…]