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Ottawa Airport Parkway Pedestrian and Bike Bridge Finally Open

The Airport Parkway bridge was officailly opened on November 29, 2014 (Panorama photo: Hans Moor)

It took a a couple of years longer than planned but the bridge is finally open. Judging by the large turnout (an estimated 300 cyclists and pedestrians) the bridge is going to be popular. The bridge provides a long-overdue east-west connection over the Airport Parkway in the Nation's Capital. Lots of city staff and local politicians came out to see the opening.

Laurier Avenue Segregated Bike Lane Project Wins 2015 Sustainable Community Award

A cyclist crossing Laurier. (photo CfSC)

Since 2000, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has celebrated best practices in sustainable community development through its annual Sustainable Community Awards. The Awards are open to all Canadian municipal governments and their private-sector partners. FCM's Green Municipal Fund is the primary sponsor of the Awards.

2014 Ottawa VeloVogue Plaid Parade: A Kilometer of Plaid

Ottawa's VeloVogue, known mostly for the great photography of everyday cyclists in everyday clothes, is organising the third annual Ottawa VeloVogue Plaid Parade. It has become something of a not to be missed thing, and even if you are not cycling it is fun to see so many people gathering in plaid.

MTO Asks for Your Input: Infrastructure and Education

With an entrance like this to a path along the Welland Canal, you'd be motivated too, to work on a comprehensive cycling plan.(photo Hans Moor).

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has been working hard on collecting ideas from stakeholders in the wonderful of cycling (including yours truly Ctizens for Safe Cycling)  on how to improve cycling in Ontario. From long meetings came long lists and from long lists came an action plan. 

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