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.
This is the Citizens for Safe Cycling online newletter. The vast majority of our members indicated they'd like to receive the newsletter electronically, so we will gradually shift to on line versions. We are using a new mailing program; we may need some tweaks here and there. We are working on a new set up to merge our Chain Mail and Ottawa Cycling News in order to work more efficiently. For those who'd like to receive the letter on paper, we will still print a number of copies and send them to CfSC members' home addresses.
A path simular to this one along Dow's Lake will be built along St. Patrick after a community outcry
After no less than 11 community associations (mostly) in the near east end of the city (Lowertown, Vanier, Manor Park, Overbrook etc, see letters on this website) 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 that includes a new 3 meter wide Multi Use Path, a green floating lane and Mega Super Ninja Sharrows. Plus: side walk cycling for those who are nervous to share the road with 3000 pound vehicles.
The communities' main concern was the lack of safe infratructure and the long wait (about ten years) for a total St Patrick 'make over' that would include safer walking and cycling infra. Read the Mayor's letter:
Olivia Gilmer-Chekosky is working as the Community Gardening Network summer intern at Just Food. Part of her job this summer will be to plan the 8th annual Urban Agricultural Bike Tour which will take place on Saturday August 23rd, 2014.
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!