Reading Time: 4 minutes Gatineau, across the river, scores high in the 2022 @PeopleforBikes city ratings. But look what happens if Gatineau and Ottawa are seen as a one National Capital Region, as the locals do: It has a similar rating as Vancouver, based on available data.
Reading Time: 8 minutes It is very disappointing to see that the City of Ottawa ignores the most important desire line at Algonquin Station, used tens of thousands of times each year by residents avoiding Baseline Rd.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Ottawa scores high in the 2022 People for Bikes annual bike network ratings. Where can we further improve? The ratings show that, compared with Montreal, we have to invest more in access to neighbourhoods and transit hubs.
Reading Time: 2 minutes E-scooters are returning to Ottawa, but less than last year. We’ll see some improvement to increase safety for side walk users.
Reading Time: 4 minutes I took a bike to the woonerf where my grandmother used to live. Things have evolved but this 1985 woonerf is still going strong.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Netherlands needs to be really smart with its space. Many villages have grown and added many homes around the old core. Here are some examples of urban densification.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The closure of Wellington Street is welcome news, but road modifications in Ottawa in favour of Active Transportation is not new for the Nation’s Capital. See more examples here.
Reading Time: 12 minutes 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?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Last week, US based People for Bikes released its annual City Rankings Score for cycling. Ottawa ranks in the 91st percentile, Gatineau in the 98th percentile. The total number of cities ranked is 767. We’ll dive into the details here. The biggest surprise is perhaps that Vancouver ranks tenth, after Ottawa.
Reading Time: 6 minutes 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.