New Hans blog post: new stretch of pathway opened between Laurier Ave and Ottawa U. Let’s have a look at this interesting connection.
Recently Professor Ralph Buehler from Washington visited Ottawa. We took him on a cycling infrastructure tour through the centre of the city. Read what we saw in this blog post.
New Hans Blog: A week and a half ago, I finally got a chance to visit the residential Greely Loop. I wrote about it in 2015, when the plans were being made. Now it is finished we went out and biked the bike loop with an unexpected bonus…
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.
New Blog post: First impressions of the Flora Footbridge in Ottawa, a new ped and bike bridge over the Rideau Canal, including a clip of the entire ride over the bridge.
As May approaches I am sharing two upcoming dates for cycling presentations: one for Jane’s Walk and one for the Ottawa Public Library. Hope to see you there.
I am looking for a pannier to use on my trips through Ottawa. I have been using the cheapies, but eventually the bottom starts to deteriorate, netting starts to fall apart and hooks start to come off. The current one’s back is sometimes touching on the spokes, when it is loaded with groceries. As a good pannier is really only [Read more…]
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 in countries that recognize the Queen as Head of State. Which Canada does. The role [Read more…]
Sven Marx, a German cycling “ambassador” and well-known advocate for the inclusion of persons with disabilities, will be passing through Ottawa on Friday, May 4 on his 50,000 km bike trip around the world. Cycling around the world Sven, a 50-year-old survivor of two life-threatening illnesses that have physically impaired him for life (a tumor in his brain stem and skin [Read more…]
This Friday, September 22, I am speaking about cycling advocacy at City Hall. Not to the mayor, not to Transportation Committee but at the Transportation Equity Summit put on by the Healthy Transportation Coalition and Envirocentre. The summit starts at 8 am with beverages and snacks and lasts until around 3:30 pm with a number of speakers from Ottawa and [Read more…]