Bank Street Renewal

By Alex Wilcox

In late November, the City of Ottawa held a working group consultation for the preliminary design of the reconstruction of Bank Street from Riverside Drive at the Rideau River in the north, to Ledbury Avenue in the south. This project has been underway for quite some time, Bike Ottawa previously participating in the functional design study for this project in 2016/2017. This stretch of Bank Street is a significant artery in south Ottawa. At the north end of the project limits, the street transitions from an urban main street to a more suburban artery in the south end.

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Budget 2021: Some Progress, But No Bold Moves

Ottawa City Council is expected to pass its 2021 Budget on Wednesday, December 9th. The city will spend approximately $8.9 million (M) on dedicated bike infrastructure – down significantly from the 2015-2018 years when the city was budgeting $20M in “Cycling and Pedestrian Plans.”

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Envisioning a Better ByWard Market: Public Realm Plan

On December 1st, the City of Ottawa Financial and Economic Development Committee passed the “Byward Market Public Realm Plan“, and the plan goes to council for final approval next week. Bike Ottawa wrote a letter in response to the proposed plan. We supported it, we also stated the need for significant improvements at the implementation stage.

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Embracing winter on two wheels

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 our colder months or have been cycling year-round for a long time, there is a wealth of information in this Winter Cycling Guide from the perspective of one of Bike Ottawa’s members.

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Bike Ottawa: Annual General Meeting!

Join us virtually for our Annual General Meeting!

Date: Wednesday November 18th, 2020

Time: 6:30-9pm

Place: Join us on Zoom!

(Link will be sent via email closer to the date).

This year’s speakers include:

Armi De Francia from Transportation Equity TO & Ajax Active Transportation

&

Sam Hersh from Horizon Ottawa.

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