The replacement of the Harmer Avenue Bridge over the 417 west of Holland Avenue is nearing completion, with an anticipated end date in late June or early July of this year. When the city proposed sharrows and shared sidewalks for cyclists and declined to provide bike lanes on Holland as part of the cycling detour for this project, Bike Ottawa fought hard to mobilize the community and ensure that the city provided space for cycling as part of the project detour.
Here’s a riddle for you: what place in Ottawa has vehicles travelling in criss-crossing directions, but isn’t an intersection? The answer: any places where paths cross roads!
Attention Ottawa: we have a problem. We’ve reached the point where we actually have lots of bike lanes (and cycle tracks, and paths). We have many people cycling. That’s all great news. But, we also have a lot of people who drive, and they use highways.
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.
The City suddenly cancelled the bike lanes on O’Connor in the Glebe stretch because of some parking complaints. We believe that this is unreasonable as several earlier plans call for a safe bike infrastructure in the Glebe as part of the Ottawa Bicycle Plan and a connected safe network.
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.
Citizens for Safe Cycling is concerned about the new Booth Street design near Pimisi station, the LRT station that will be built where Booth Street crosses the LRT, just south of the war museum on LeBreton Flats.
They arrived on the 2nd of July: Ottawa’s first bike corrals.
Last Thursday, the City held a planning workshop for the upcoming O’Connor St. Bikeway. The planners were interested in feedback from cyclists over its design. Although the project itself is interesting, so is the way in which the city engaged cyclists.
The City of Ottawa has quietly opened a new stretch of pathway along the airport parkway. If you have cycled from Hunt Club northbound along the parkway you always had to take the elevator up to Walkway Rd from the Transit station to continue your path further north. No more!