Closed parks major blow for suburban kids

May 6, 2020 Hansonthebike 1

The longer it takes, the harder it becomes for people to stick to the rules, says social psychologist Tom Postmes, connected to the university in Groningen (big bike city btw), Netherlands in an on line article on Dutch news site NOS.nl. He continues by explaining that “on one hand the usually bold and libertarian Dutch have been following the rules [Read more…]

Google capture of the current intersection at Bronson and University.

A bad design for a bad intersection

April 22, 2020 Hansonthebike 1

New Hans Post: Bad design for a bad intersection. Carleton U is getting an extra left turning lane onto Bronson NB. The plan is to add green paint to bike wash the intersection. It is not a good idea.

How Rules Affect Our Road to Vision Zero

April 14, 2020 Hansonthebike 0

Carling Ave at Burke St is a very dangerous crossing in the @NCC_CCN #ottbike and #ottwalk pathway system. Despite several advocacy attempts, someone likely has to die on this #ottcity road before things will change….

wayfinding sign Ottawa

Cycling the Nepean Trail

November 5, 2019 Hansonthebike 4

New Hans post: it’s been a long time coming but finally the Nepean Trail in Ottawa is ready. Let’s have a look how it has been executed. With many photos.

Portage Bridge make over

October 23, 2019 Hansonthebike 2

Since late summer, The Portage bridge over the Ottawa river has a 3 ft barrier that protects cyclists better from on coming motor traffic. A great improvement over the old situation. Read more….(with constuction photos)

Group of cyclists at Lansdowne Park

Cycling with Professor Buehler

October 3, 2019 Hansonthebike 3

Recently Professor Ralph Buehler from Washington visited Ottawa. We took him on a cycling infrastructure tour through the centre of the city. Read what we saw in this blog post.