While the number of people using bikes in Ottawa continues to increase at a healthy pace, there are still growing pains that have left a mark on the city. Four cyclists lost their lives on Ottawa’s roads since May 2019, a toll not seen since 2012.
This is a critical moment for safe cycling in Ottawa. On May 16th, a person was killed in front of city hall while cycling along the Laurier Avenue bike lane.
Bike Ottawa’s Advocacy Working Group (AWG) sent a letter to Stantec this week. We are concerned about the lack of safe cycling infrastructure in the design for temporary modifications on Carling Ave, west of Bronson.
The city plans to build grade-separated cycle tracks along Montreal Road from St. Laurent Boulevard to Vanier Parkway. Bike Ottawa advocates for cycle tracks all the way to North River Road.
In November 2018, Bike Ottawa expressed concerns about missing links in the Fisher – Baseline area in a letter to the city. This newly paved stretch north of Baseline ends at Baseline. And then… nothing.
Bike Ottawa surveyed the candidates for City Council. We received about 1400 responses from 66 candidates. To make your life a little easier, we lifted the four open questions out of our survey and only from the 7 new councillors on council.
October 22 is election day for city council in Ottawa. We asked all the candidates running for councillor or mayor to answer a short survey to understand where they stand on cycling and road safety to help you make an informed decision.
Recently the City of Ottawa succumbed to the pressure of just over 100 local residents to refrain from installing temporary bike lanes on Holland Ave.
The Healthy Transportation Coalition is going to make history on July 22, 2018 by installing the first-ever pop-up bike lane in Bells Corners, in partnership with the office of councillor Rick Chiarelli.