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.
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.
Cycling for Sustainable Cities is a must read book for every cycling advocate who wants to build a case for safer cycling in the community.
Virtually everyone is familiar with subway maps. I thought it would be a fun project to design a subway (or metro) style map of the National Capital Region’s bicycle network.
People for Bikes is an American cycling organization that looks to Canada too for input for their annual city rating score. Read more on his data driven initiative.
We cycled two days in and around Alma, Quebec. A pleasant surprise awaited us in some beautiful #bike infrastructure #ottbike #biketwitter
New Hans blog post: Ottawa replaced the Harmer bridge and en passant changed its name to Jackie Holzman bridge. Here are the photos including a cool before/after slider
E-Scooters have made it to Ottawa. I read up on it and here is a bit of background, pros and cons and what it cost…..
I created a map that shows a a network of connected pathways in Ottawa with nodes at important intersections and points of interest.
The longer it takes, the harder it becomes for people to stick to the rules, says social psychologist Tom Postmes, connected to the university in Groningen (big bike city btw), Netherlands in an on line article on Dutch news site NOS.nl. He continues by explaining that “on one hand the usually bold and libertarian Dutch have been following the rules [Read more…]