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City Budget 2018: the $25 Million Bicycling Highlights

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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...

Be Safe, Be Seen: Lights on Bikes 2017

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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

Win great prizes through our first Bike Ottawa membership drive! Extended until September 30

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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! 

Join us on October 2nd for our 2017 Bike Ottawa AGM & social!

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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.

Release of our 2017 Ottawa Report on Bicycling


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.

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