The Airport Parkway Should Not Be Widened

February 23, 2023 Hansonthebike 1

Reading Time: 5 minutes The city of Ottawa is planning to widen the Airport Parkway with money from Developer Charges. Not so fast. There is quite a bit of concern about widening a road next to an already money losing Light Rail. Is there an alternative?

a bird's eye view of a Dutch roundabout

Cat eye lights built into a road (with video)

February 9, 2023 Hansonthebike 3

Reading Time: 2 minutes Last year, when I was visiting the Netherlands, I drove home one night and noticed these interesting little lights at a roundabout. Of course I needed to know more about it and I returned a few nights later to check out what it was all about. Upon closer inspection, I noticed these were very flat cat eye lights built into the road deck. Decades ago, I remember you would sometimes see something similar in temporary lanes on highways, when there was work being done on the road. However, those were reflectors. Solar powered cat eye lights Technology improved and now [Read more…]

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.