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.
After no less than 11 community associations (mostly) in the near east end of the city wrote to the City to express their concerns about the lack of cycling connections into and out of the down town core, today, the Mayor wrote the communities with a new proposal.
The Riverview Park Community Association wrote to the city in support of bike lanes along St. Patrick.
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!
The Overbrook Community Association wrote to the mayor regarding bike lanes on St. Patrick.
The New Edinburgh Community Alliance wrote to the mayor about a bike lane along St. Patrick Street.
The Beechwood Village Alliance wrote to the mayor in favour of a bike lane on St. Patrick Street.
The Lindenlea Community Association encourages implementation of a bike lane on St. Patrick.
Hampton Iona Community group grows impatient with active transportation progress.
In previous years it was kept secret until the very day of the award, but this year, it was already released a week ahead of the ceremony that this year’s Bruce Timmermans Award is going to Vanier’s Sarah Partridge and to Trip for Kids.