Category Archives: Commuting

Biking to and from work

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 the melting snow that … Continue reading

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Cycling booming in the capital

It may not look like it when you look out the window during this cold snap, but some figures released by the city at the end of last week show a big jump in the number of people cycling to … Continue reading

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Ontario wants feedback on cycling strategy

The Ontario government has released a draft of its long-awaited cycling strategy and is looking for feedback from the public. The strategy is intended to replace the 20-year-old cycling policy and is supposed to be a policy framework for improving … Continue reading

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Review: Burley Travoy trailer

A year ago, a Canadian representative for Burley contacted me to ask if I was interested in reviewing their Travoy bike trailer in advance of the Christmas shopping season. I said yes, but due to some shipping screw-ups it was … Continue reading

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Wild tiger flowers?

I went for a ride last week and came across some new signs, shown in the photo. Apparently, cyclists are not allowed to ride their bikes over the Macdonald-Cartier bridge. As my 13-year-old nephew would say, wild tiger flowers, a.k.a. WTF? … Continue reading

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Bixi expanding in the capital

I know I’m a little late to the table with this, but upon returning home from Spain I was happily surprised to see that the Bixi bike-share system is expanding in the national capital. The current 10-station, 100-bike system has … Continue reading

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Lansdowne planners give nod to cyclists

Good news for cyclists: The Lansdowne redevelopment will include fairly extensive bicycle parking facilities. Planners will include 300 permanent spots for bikes and 150 supervised spots, and the number of spots will increase for special events. There will also be … Continue reading

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Bike crash stats paint interesting picture

The Globe and Mail has published an interactive map on its website showing all 31,481  reported bicycle crashes in Toronto between 1986 and 2010. You can view the map and read the background info here. It’s kind of neat to … Continue reading

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Pathway closed for bridge fix

Anyone cycling the Aylmer pathway in the next 10 days will have to detour onto the road. The National Capital Commission is fixing a collapsed wooden bridge on the Voyageur pathway, between the Chaudiere parking lot and the Rivermead entry … 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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