Carling Ave at Burke St is a very dangerous crossing in the @NCC_CCN #ottbike and #ottwalk pathway system. Despite several advocacy attempts, someone likely has to die on this #ottcity road before things will change….
529 Garage is a database in which you can register your bike. Ottawa Police has access to it to search in it when they find bikes they think are stolen.
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. [Read more…]
Some impressions from the Toronto international bike show last month, the “world’s largest consumer bicycle show”. Lots of road bikes, but also some other interesting nuggets. #ottbike
Reporting potholes is now a breeze with the new Neappoli app. Send location and photos right from the location with your cell phone.
Over the last two months, the Advocacy Working Group of Bike Ottawa put together a survey among all candidates for councillor and mayor for the 2018 elections to see where they are standing on traffic safety and particularly cycling. They were asked questions about connectivity, budgeting and if they actually cycle themselves. Good news There is a lot of good [Read more…]
Gone are the days that councillor Fleury walked through the Rideau river on his way to university following a self imposed desire line. Now there is the Adàwe crossing. And it is hugely popular. To get a better idea of its success, I took a belated look at the 2016 and 2017 data of the cycling and walking trips on [Read more…]
A hotly debated area for safe cycling in Ottawa is the intersection at Riverside and the Billings Bridge, built in 1916. According to BikeOttawa’s website, the intersection at the south side is the one that has the most reported collisions in Ottawa, including a deadly one, when Meg Dussault was waiting on her bicycle at a cramped sidewalk/MUP and a [Read more…]
For 55 years, the Harmer bridge over the Queensway served walking and cycling citizens on both sides of the Queensway, but this month it will be closed and removed in order to build a new bridge. The old bridge over the Queensway will be removed overnight and the new one eventually put in place overnight. The replacement will take two [Read more…]
Update January 21, 2121: the GG resigned after allegations of creating a toxic work environment. Wednesday June 27, I got a phone call from the office of the Governor General of Canada.: if I would like to join GG Julie Payette on a short bike ride on Canada Day. The Governor General is the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II [Read more…]