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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.

CfSC's Next Ottawa Report on Bicycling

The Advocacy Working Group discussed the upcoming 2015 Report on cycling in Ottawa. A CfSC team dedicated to the task has already begun preparing our annual tally of progress and concerns.

Some issues suggested for the next report include addressing the dangers that right-turning trucks pose for cyclists at red lights, better communicating/educating about the implementation of new cycling infrastructure and how to use it, as well as intersections where cross-rides could enhance safety.

Stay tuned for the release of the 2015 report to see which issues are featured, and how progress on last year’s top 10 problems measured up. For info, check in with Paul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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