The city needs to revisit what they’ve done on Beechwood for the east-west bikeway. Consider attending this ride.
There will be an open house public meeting for the O-Train Trillium path extension from Young to Carling Avenue, on May 13, from 6 to 8.30pm, at St Anthony Hall (on the pathway). The city proposes construction for this fall. The path will be widened, landscaped, and partially paved.
This year, money for cycling infrastructure was not in the transportation budget, but has been pushed into a pot of money for “Strategic Initiatives” under the broad category of “neighbourhood road safety, including pedestrian and cycling mobility”.
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) plans to replace eleven Queensway bridges crossing over mid-town Ottawa roads from Holland Avenue to O’Connor and has presented recommended preliminary designs for community feedback.
At our December 2/2014 meeting, we received a presentation from city cycling planner Sam Roberts. He went through the proposals that staff are about to make to City Council for expanding the winter maintenance program on cycling and walking facilities. If you have comments, please send them by no later than Dec 10/14. Early March we have sent a letter of support to City Council in advance of the budgt discussion, although it appears that the network might be funded from the strategic initiatives envelope, which is discussed later in spring/early summer.
During the fall 2014 elections, we polled city council candidates on three cycling-related questions. Here are the responses from the candidates who were successful: (Note: the other elected councillors had not replied to our questions during the election. That doesn’t mean they are not interested in cycling).
There will be eight fresh faces on Ottawa City Council. Of course you want to know what they think about cycling. Not all of them filled in the survey we sent around, so we did some research after the results were in.
It took a few years of hard work, but cycling is now an election issue in our Nation’s Capital according to the CBC. We asked the candidate mayors about cycling and here are their answers.
Have you noticed that the bike infrastructure is gradually getting better in Ottawa-Gatineau? Every year the city makes improvements based on the Ottawa Cycling Plan which was written in 2013. Many designs are being rolled out currently and we need your to help keep an eye on all the designs.