It is surprising with so much #ottbike infra expertise in Ottawa, that we still see mediocre proposals coming out. Fortunately, the public corrects a lot of the mistakes. But it shouldn’t be that way. Three examples.
I created a map that shows a a network of connected pathways in Ottawa with nodes at important intersections and points of interest.
Cycling Infrastructure at LRT East End Stage 2 in Ottawa looks promising but more needs to be done. Lets take a look.
New Hans Post: Bad design for a bad intersection. Carleton U is getting an extra left turning lane onto Bronson NB. The plan is to add green paint to bike wash the intersection. It is not a good idea.
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….
I wrote about plans for a MUP on Brookfield before and two weeks ago the asphalt was finally brought in. The path runs along a four lane road where cycling was doable but not great. The Brookfield MUP connects to the Sawmill Creek pathway and Mooney’s Bay LRT station on Heron at the eastend. At the west end it connects [Read more…]
Pimisi Station is not only a new LRT Station in Ottawa; it also has a new pathway going right underneath it.
New Hans post: it’s been a long time coming but finally the Nepean Trail in Ottawa is ready. Let’s have a look how it has been executed. With many photos.
Since late summer, The Portage bridge over the Ottawa river has a 3 ft barrier that protects cyclists better from on coming motor traffic. A great improvement over the old situation. Read more….(with constuction photos)
New Hans blog post: new stretch of pathway opened between Laurier Ave and Ottawa U. Let’s have a look at this interesting connection.