Here is a perfect example why buses and bicycles don’t mix. A picture on bike friendly Bank Street, taken last week, shows that if a bus and a bike travel down a road, it is a pain for both. Better to let the bus go for a few blocks first, you think, but eventually you catch up with the bus [Read more…]
Living 8 km from work means you don’t need to sit in traffic jams.
. A few weeks ago, during the Tulip Festival or so, lots of cars where leaving the parking at Dow’s Lake. Rather than waiting, many of them used the bike lane to pass the left turning lane. When I pulled out my camera, they stopped doing it but I bet these are the same people who complain that bikes cycle [Read more…]
This is how downtown Ottawa could look like if Light Rail is implemented in for example Albert Street, or Wellington. This image is from the Ring in Vienna.
You really, really, really don’t want to lose your bike lock keys here (Laurier St, Ottawa). Why someone doesn’t move the rack is beyond me. The hole below is very deep.
On a sunny day in May I am cycling north bound on Bay Street, where this couple is moving stuff into their car. She is sitting in her car, blank stare on her face, he is loading the car. As if no bike lane exists…….
Cycling across Hog’s Back Falls direction Ottawa from Nepean, I noticed this sign for the first time. It is one of those silly signs that points to nowhere. In fact, it tells you to turn on to Colonel By drive, and I bet there won’t be any other sign following. So you’d end up at Rideau-Wellington-Sussex Intersection downtown eventually, a [Read more…]
Only 5 (as in: five) km from Parliament Hill, you can cycle through the country side. It is not that Ottawa is that small, but it is called the Experimental Farm. Established a long time ago, the city has developed around the Farm, and now the Farm has heritage designation. Some excellent roads, very little in use by cars, allow [Read more…]
The intersection of King Edward with Rideau is apparently one of the most dangerous in Ottawa. This is Rideau Street, facing west. The place for the cyclist is non existent. Further down the road, there is a bike sign above the left lane, telling cyclists to cycle there, rather than in the bus lane. It is all pretty scary. There [Read more…]
So I am cycling home this week. Turned from Preston into Prince of Wales and all of a sudden there is this sign in the middle of the road. No alternative, no temporary bike lane. I often see the same for pedestrians:”please use other side” it would say. But sometimes there is no other side, or you have to jay [Read more…]