A bird's eye view of the Colonel By intersection with Wellington St. A green line runs north of wellington indicating a possible future bike lane. A second line curves around the Senate building to show a potential bidirectional bike lane

Colonel By makeover in downtown Ottawa

December 8, 2022 Hansonthebike 5

Reading Time: 4 minutes A bidirectional bike lane on Colonel By at Wellington St would be a welcome solution to an annoying missing cycling link. It is only 200 meters and it should be easy to implement.

New Pathways on LeBreton Flats in Ottawa

December 9, 2021 Hansonthebike 6

Reading Time: 6 minutes The National Capital Commission opened two new multi use pathways on Lebreton flats. The NCC introduced a stretch of 4 meter (12 ft) wide pathways and part of the pathways has a separation between cycling and walking. You’ll be cycling, walking or skiing (indeed, skiing) along LRT, a heritage aqueduct and historic bridges. Taking LRT to the Kichi Sibi ski trails is now easier than ever.

New Urban Parkette for Ottawa

November 30, 2021 Hansonthebike 0

Reading Time: 5 minutes 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.

Heron Road’s New Protected Intersections

November 16, 2021 Hansonthebike 0

Reading Time: 7 minutes Gradually, Ottawa is adding more Dutch style protected intersections and raised bicycle tracks. Today, we take a look at new bike tracks and several protected intersections on Heron Rd. This is part of a bigger future cycling infrastructure system connecting to the Transitway system and a bit further away to the Trillium line at Mooney’s Bay station.