A Closer Look at the Bronson Improvements

September 20, 2016 Hansonthebike 3

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…]

PedalEasy Opens Storefront in Ottawa’s Bell’s Corners

June 24, 2016 Hansonthebike 0

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…]

A recumbent, a Paramedic and an Xtracycle. This is Ottawa in winter nowadays.....

It's Bike to Work Month

May 2, 2016 Hansonthebike 0

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.

8 Bike Infrastructure Improvements in Ottawa

April 28, 2016 Hansonthebike 0

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…]

map of Ottawa, and indicating Greely on the map

The Greely Loop

December 27, 2015 Hansonthebike 0

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.”