The closure of Wellington Street is welcome news, but road modifications in Ottawa in favour of Active Transportation is not new for the Nation’s Capital. See more examples here.
This bill deals with the safety of vulnerable road users. It might not initially save lifes, but a tougher Act might make it harder to get off the hook easily. But will the bill become an Act before the election? #ottbike #ottwalk
With the reconstruction of Albert St near the new library and the already opened NCC pathways on LeBreton Flats, a new promising cycling route to downtown may open up.
Chaudière Island in the Ottawa river is now partially being built up, but at the western tip a small new park was recently opened, as well as a new connection from the NCC pathways.
Bay Street in Ottawa received a make over at the north end. The result is a safer corridor for cyclists and pedestrians alike. It will mostly serve people to and from Quebec via the Portage bridge. Special attention for the Dutch style intersections and the near traffic signals.
The NCC’s info on bike days and parkways open for active transportation is somewhat scattered in different locations. I reorganized the data for an easier overview.
Just before Ontario closed its border for Quebeckers, we took a last trip to enjoy the Gatineau pathways. We came back with cheese and dessert in our panniers.
The convoluted #ottCity budget for Active Transportation hard to figure out. But here is an attempt to find the millions. I took a look at the budget for 2021 and tried to make an educated guess.
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.
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