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)
New Hans blog post: new stretch of pathway opened between Laurier Ave and Ottawa U. Let’s have a look at this interesting connection.
In order to keep cyclists and pedestrians moving during the renovation of a swing bridge, the NCC built a ramp over the Hog’s Back Locks. Let’s have a look.
As May approaches I am sharing two upcoming dates for cycling presentations: one for Jane’s Walk and one for the Ottawa Public Library. Hope to see you there.
Hans on the bike visited #Copenhagen and cycled around the areas outside of downtown too. Here are some impressions of Copenhagen infrastructure.
The Trillium pathway is finally finished. The third stage was landscaped and finished in September/October 2018 (project OTT-046) and completes a wonderful and safe cycling loop along the canal, the Trillium railway tracks and the Ottawa River. A cycling tourist’s dream. No refuge The original project envisioned crossing Prince of Wales via a refuge. I like refuges very much because [Read more…]
Sudbury is a city in the near north of Ontario. The distance from Ottawa is around 500 km, similar to the distance Amsterdam – Paris. It is well known for its mining activities. We once spent one night there. Initially the plan was to stay at the campsite at that time, but once we figured out the campsite was sandwiched [Read more…]
Gone are the days that councillor Fleury walked through the Rideau river on his way to university following a self imposed desire line. Now there is the Adàwe crossing. And it is hugely popular. To get a better idea of its success, I took a belated look at the 2016 and 2017 data of the cycling and walking trips on [Read more…]
When the O’Connor bike lanes were built, we were told that it wouldn’t go all the way to Confederation Boulevard (Wellington St) in front of Parliament Hill yet for reasons I forgot already. It wouldn’t make much sense to dump cyclists on Wellington anyway with nowhere to go unless you are an experienced cyclist. And even experienced cyclists like myself [Read more…]
A hotly debated area for safe cycling in Ottawa is the intersection at Riverside and the Billings Bridge, built in 1916. According to BikeOttawa’s website, the intersection at the south side is the one that has the most reported collisions in Ottawa, including a deadly one, when Meg Dussault was waiting on her bicycle at a cramped sidewalk/MUP and a [Read more…]