City representative Samuel Roberts attended Citizens for Safe Cycling's Advocacy Working Group (AWG) meeting to get feedback on the city’s proposed plan to improve winter maintenance for cycling. Currently, only the Laurier Bike Lane and pathways classified under the sidewalks act are cleared in winter (approximately 21 km).
The Airport Parkway bridge was officailly opened on November 29, 2014 (Panorama photo: Hans Moor)
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. The bridge provides a long-overdue east-west connection over the Airport Parkway in the Nation's Capital. Lots of city staff and local politicians came out to see the opening.
A cyclist crossing Laurier. (photo CfSC)
Since 2000, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has celebrated best practices in sustainable community development through its annual Sustainable Community Awards. The Awards are open to all Canadian municipal governments and their private-sector partners. FCM's Green Municipal Fund is the primary sponsor of the Awards.
It's that time of year again. The clocks are turned back and now it is dark before 5pm. By the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, all cyclists must have a front light and rear reflector.
Ottawa's VeloVogue, known mostly for the great photography of everyday cyclists in everyday clothes, is organising the third annual Ottawa VeloVogue Plaid Parade. It has become something of a not to be missed thing, and even if you are not cycling it is fun to see so many people gathering in plaid.
With an entrance like this to a path along the Welland Canal, you'd be motivated too, to work on a comprehensive cycling plan.(photo Hans Moor).
The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has been working hard on collecting ideas from stakeholders in the wonderful of cycling (including yours truly Ctizens for Safe Cycling) on how to improve cycling in Ontario. From long meetings came long lists and from long lists came an action plan.
Pimisi Station: Note the lack of signs, road markings, traffic lights and bike infra on this slate paved Booth street. (Image Confederation Line website)
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.
We are celebrating our 30th anniversary and we invite you to join us. Our Annual Meeting is one of the biggest bike socials in town. With so many members with so much knowledge and experience, we decided that in this special year our members should be the stars. Therefore, we asked four members to talk about cycling in Ottawa, from its place in the bigger picture such as in Ottawa's Downtown EcoDistrict to our cycling platform for the upcoming elections.
Hey, EnviroCentre and the City of Ottawa invite you to participate in the Commute Smart Challenge!
Walk, bike, carpool, car share, take transit, skateboard or rollerblade to as many destinations as possible between September 14th and 21st, and record your trips on our commute calendar to earn points.