A small section of Percy Street has been fully closed to cars for its Highway 417 bridge replacement (detailed design here) for over a month. The prolonged underpass closure and subsequent terrible cycling detour routes have led me to do some thinking about this simple but important piece of infrastructure.
This summer, Mayor Sutcliffe recorded a video of himself on the portion of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway devoted to the National Capital Commission’s Active Use Program. The video ran for 2.5 minutes, and the mayor used the absence of people using the road during that time as a call to end the program. (For a […]
On July 11, the Ottawa Citizen published an op-ed by Monna-leigh McElveny, a CANBIKE 4 instructor with the Kanata Nepean Bike Club, Safety and Education, following a collision between a cyclist and truck in Centretown West. In the op-ed, McElveny argued for an education-based approach to keeping people biking safe (McElveny wrote a strikingly similar […]
In the midst of the hottest summer on record, with unprecedented forest fires clouding summer skies over Ottawa and dire climate news piling up on our already overwhelmed consciousness, not to mention the crises of the LRT shutdown and the affordable housing shortage, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe took time to publicly oppose closing Queen Elizabeth Driveway […]