Minister and MP Catherine McKenna and Councillors Jeff Leiper and Keith Egli were in attendance to show their support for safe cycling in Ottawa. (Photo: Paul Clarke)
This year, to avoid stealing the Easter bunny's thunder we kicked off spring a week later than usual on April 2nd, the second Saturday of the season. Our Spring.Bike.Ottawa event was more popular than ever with 100+ community members out to hear from an impressive line-up of speakers, watch a Canadian premiere video screening, and mingle with fellow cyclists from around the city.
"Sunny days my friends, sunny days" Modern Day Portage - Photo credit: Andrew Cameron
Today, April 2, Citizens for Safe Cycling proudly released its annual Report on Bicycling. The report is the only document in Ottawa that gives an overview of progress in cycling in Ottawa.
Photo taken at our Tulips on Two Wheels event. Photo credit: Hans Moor
On April 2, we are getting together again for our increasingly popular Spring.Bike.Ottawa afternoon, which has grown into Ottawa's premier bike advocacy event. The event focuses on local cycling updates in Ottawa, and we have hosted many speakers over the last five years, from Pathway Patrol to Safer Roads Ottawa and from the Ottawa Bicycle Club to a presentation about wayfinding.
A film by Fadi Hindash (16 minutes)
After screenings at the Santa Barbara Film festival, at the European Filmfestival in Lille, France and in Oslo, Norway, Citizens for Safe Cycling, Ottawa's bike advocacy group since 1984, is excited to bring the Canadian premiere of the Dutch short documentary, Mama Agatha, to the Nation's Capital.
Cyclist on bike during NCC Bikedays photo credit: Hans Moor
Join NCC Urban Labs for presentations by international guest speakers on ciclovía, a Spanish word for a street that is open for cyclists. Learn more about what people are doing in other parts of the world. Lectures are organized as part of the Sunday Bikedays strategic plan, and are presented by the National Capital Commission (NCC) in the Capital Urbanism Lab.