Category Archives: Bike paths

The region’s extensive bike path network

The Ottawa doldrums

For all the boastful talk about Canada’s capital being a cycling destination, it’s a pretty crappy place to ride a bike at this time of year. Of course, you can’t blame anyone other than Mother Nature for┬áthe melting snow that … Continue reading

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News: Velodromes, pathways, pro cycling and bureaucrats

There’s been a ton of stuff going on in the cycling world of late and it’s time to play catchup. Here are the highlights: Ottawa Velodrome Project Ottawa has long needed a velodrome. There hasn’t been a permanent cycling track … Continue reading

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Heat wave a boon for pathway users

The record-breaking spell of warm, sunny weather we’re all enjoying is, of course, great for cycling. I’ve seen tons of people out on their bikes, and the roadways are not only free of snow, they’re also dry, thanks to the … Continue reading

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New Gatineau pathway unveiled

As the rhetoric over the impact of the Laurier Ave. bike lanes heats up — see this latest Ottawa Sun story — the NCC quietly announced it’s building another recreational pathway in Gatineau. The new pathway will run for 1.2 … Continue reading

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NCC looking for public input on Gatineau Park use

Want to have a say on cycling facilities in Gatineau Park? Now’s your chance. The National Capital Commission is looking for public input on what improvements citizens want to the park for cycling, cross-country skiing, hiking and other activities. They’re … Continue reading

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Rideau River bridge edges closer to reality

bridgeThe proposed bike and pedestrian bridge over the Rideau River is poised to take a small step towards reality Wednesday.

A staff recommendation to approve the environmental assessment for the crossing is being tabled at the city’s transportation committee meeting. Continue reading

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More on the bike lane video

The city’s $21,000 bike lane video got us talking at the Sun, so we thought we’d take a stab at our own video to see how tough it would be to produce. Unfortunately, it being an election week and all, … Continue reading

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Mayor touts bike lane success

Mayor Jim Watson touted ridership growth on Ottawa’s downtown segregated bike lane Thursday, saying ridership has tripled along Laurier Ave. since the city installed the pilot project earlier this year. One of the busiest days since the lanes opened was … Continue reading

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Bike lanes invaded by non-cyclists

Ottawa’s brand-new segregated bike lanes opened officially on Sunday and were immediately invaded by roller bladers, strollers, skateboarders and pedestrians. According to the city, they’re not allowed to be there and will face $75 fines in a couple weeks, after … Continue reading

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Osgoode Pathway officially opens

Today the City of Ottawa formally opened the Prescott Subdivision Pathway #1 aka the Osgoode Pathway. The $2.1-million stone-dust pathway is built on 21 km of an abandoned rail corridor and links Leitrim Rd. just south of the airport to … Continue reading

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