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.
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.
Ottawa bloggers Matt and Hans decided to go for a walk along a Merivale Rd and shared their ideas and concerns. The street won’t win the beauty contest, but the street is changing. Will it be able to handle all the traffic demand though?
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.
A hidden gem in Quebec: the Levis “Parcours des Anses’ multi use pathway allows for a lovely casual ride along the St Lawrence river.
Chelsea, QC has been developing the former Hull to Wakefield train tracks into a shared community pathway since 2017. But you won’t cycle the entire track from Gatineau anytime soon due to a 1300 meter missing link that is too expensive to rebuild.
Cycling for Sustainable Cities is a must read book for every cycling advocate who wants to build a case for safer cycling in the community.
Virtually everyone is familiar with subway maps. I thought it would be a fun project to design a subway (or metro) style map of the National Capital Region’s bicycle network.
We cycled two days in and around Alma, Quebec. A pleasant surprise awaited us in some beautiful #bike infrastructure #ottbike #biketwitter
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