A Closer Look at the Bronson Improvements

September 20, 2016 Hansonthebike 4

The city got a lot of flak for the Booth Bridge Boondoggle and rightly so, as the design goes against all the modern road design principles. Big intersections, 4 lanes, no bike infrastructure, despite the connection to Quebec, the Zibi developments, the future Senators stadium and the Ottawa river pathways, even though there have been dire warnings from different sides years [Read more…]

Brookfield Path Connection Open Again

September 15, 2015 Hansonthebike 2

It took forever, but finally the connection between the two Brookfield Roads is open again. The Sawmill Creek corridor, that cuts through Brookfield, is host to the Transitway, the Airport Parkway, the O-Train (now Trillium line) and a bit of railway tracks. In the past we’d cross the corridor on our bikes, going underneath the Transitway and then crossing the Trillium Line [Read more…]

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Is Parkdale's Median Curb Cut Sufficient?

June 15, 2015 Hansonthebike 0

As it was finished late last year, this bit of bike infrastructure dropped off the radar screen somewhat. At the very north end of Parkdale, it is a bit of a pain in the neck to get to the Ottawa River Pathway/Trans Canada Trail. The northbound stretch on the east end of the Tunney’s Pasture buildings is usually OK to cycle ( [Read more…]