Ottawa’s Winter Cycling Network is made up of 50 kilometres of cycling tracks, pathways, and recommended routes that are maintained year-round for people riding bikes. Maintaining safe cycling infrastructure year-round is critical for encouraging a shift to sustainable transportation. A map of the network is shown below. The network has only expanded by 10 kilometres […]
Can the City do better when it comes to clearing for bicycles in winter? It certainly can, and it might be encouraged to pick up the pace at improving conditions for residents after a Supreme Court ruling was recently handed down stating that municipalities are liable for the negligence of winter maintenance.
Since the inception of the Ottawa Winter Cycling Network 5 years ago, the number of trips made by bike during winter has roughly doubled (based upon City bike counter data)! With an increase in ridership comes a more extensive knowledge pool to be shared. Whether you are thinking about extending your trips by bike into […]