We took Angela for a trip through Ottawa, six years after she gave her first talk about cycling at the ACT conference. An inventory of new bike infrastructure.
The city got a lot of flak for the Booth Bridge Boondoggle and rightly so, as the design goes against all the modern road design principles. Big intersections, 4 lanes, no bike infrastructure, despite the connection to Quebec, the Zibi developments, the future Senators stadium and the Ottawa river pathways, even though there have been dire warnings from different sides years [Read more…]
The Labour Day weekend was the last weekend of the popular Ottawa bikedays. We take a tour past some Ottawa landmarks, stop for a beer and collect bike counter data on the fly.
Last week, I finally dropped in at PedalEasy, our own homegrown pedal assist e-bike manufacturer. PedalEasy started five years ago when co-founder Ron Wensel wanted to do more cycling after he survived a heart attack. Ron, a modest man who lives in Deep River, is a mechanical engineer who knows a thing or two about speed and energy. He served [Read more…]
We closed the road for our bike afternoon in Fisher Heights. There was a bike repair tune up station and we had different types of bikes to try.
May is Bike to Work month in Ottawa. Are you counting your km’s and your saved CO2? Sign up for biketoworkottawa.ca and see how much CO2 you are saving.
Since 2011, when Laurier Ave got segregated bike lanes, many other infrastructure projects were built in Ottawa. You may have seen a few of my images in Janette Sadik-Khan’s presentation last night (I couldn’t be there myself, but I heard there were about over 1000 people). If she didn’t use them or if you weren’t able to go, here are a [Read more…]
Cycling in winter is much more enjoyable than you’d think. Take a look.
Ottawa finished 5 major pedestrian and bike connections in 2015 with a total value of over 30 million dollars. Here is an overview.
Long considered Ottawa’s conservative heartland with black pick up trucks and Ottawa Sun readers, rural Ottawa is asking for bike infrastructure: “All our little neighbourhoods are separated by our big roads.”