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.

Heron Road’s New Protected Intersections

November 16, 2021 Hansonthebike 0

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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.

Bay Street Bike Lanes Finally Ready

September 28, 2021 Hansonthebike 9

Reading Time: 6 minutes 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.