2017 A new raised bike track went in on Richmond Road - photo: HansontheBike
The budget is a great place to find out what's in the pipeline, since the planning studies and design stages are funded long before shovels go in the ground. We keep a close eye on those early stages so that we can influence outcomes. Attention to planning is also important so that the city is ready to go when other levels of government announce funding for "shovel-ready" projects, which always have short timelines peppered with plenty of photo-ops. But plans can be shelved, so it's the construction phase where things get real. Read on to see what you can expect to see built in 2018 and beyond...
We had a great turn-out and a great line-up of speakers before covering some official business and running elections for the Bike Ottawa Board of Directors: read on for some highlights.
What: Awareness campaign and FREE bike lights for those poorly equipped
When: Weather permitting Tuesday, November 7th, 3:30pm to 5:30pm Rain date: November 9th
Where: West side of the Canal at the Corkstown Bridge
Update: We've extended the membership drive: you now have until September 30th, 2017 to join as a new member or refer friends and earn a chance to win prizes.
Have you been meaning to join Bike Ottawa and just haven’t got around to it? Or are you already a member and think your friends should join us too?
Now is the perfect chance to make it happen during our new membership drive contest. With each new membership and/or referral, your name will be entered into a draw to win great prizes!
When: Monday, October 2nd; doors open at 5:30pm and speakers begin at 6pm │ Where: Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Road
Tickets: FREE, but please register online!
It's the time of year for our Annual General Meeting and autumn bike social! Join us to mix and mingle with fellow Ottawa cyclists over food and drink, hear from some great speakers, and—for Bike Ottawa members—participate in the official business of our AGM.
A 4-way stop on a grid of quiet residential streets with good sightlines.
Can you think of a better way to calm motor traffic while keeping the bike ride flowing smoothly along? Perhaps alternating yield signs, and channelized road narrowings.
Want to help raise awareness among business owners that people choose to bike to their establishment, and that cyclists represent an important clientele? Join our top secret summer cycling mission...
Today, May 4th, was the kick-off breakfast for Bike to Work Ottawa, a program run under EnviroCentre. If you want to get in on the action of logging your trips and possibly winning a prize, you can sign up at http://biketoworkottawa.ca/
Bob Forbes of Action Sandy Hill captured this year's cover photo, featuring the new advisory bike lanes on Someset Street East.
BikeOttawa is proud to announce the release of our 2017 Ottawa Report on Bicycling. This year, our report reflects the excitement of 2017—marking a milestone 150th for Canada, and a promising year for enjoying and continuing to improve cycling in our capital.