Archive for the ‘Cycling’ Category

Where The New MUPS Will Go

- June 12th, 2014

Yes, MUPS. Just like it sounds. Another new acronym emerging at City Hall. That would be “multi-use paths.”

I wrote yesterday that the city has confirmed it will install a new path system around Tom Brown Arena so cyclists and pedestrians don’t have to deal with the narrow routes over the O-Train tracks. It’s part of the Scott-Albert redesign and bus detour.

That means people no longer will have to slog up the hill behind the arena to access Albert St.

Here’s what the MUPS will look like:

Where new paths will be built around Tom Brown Arena.

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

What People Are Saying About Sharrows

- June 4th, 2014

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Cycling Presentation To Transportation Committee

- June 4th, 2014

Here is the staff presentation on cycling programs from today’s transportation committee:

Update on Ottawa's Cycling Program – June 4 2014

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Do Not Screw With The Segregated Bike Lane

- March 21st, 2014

Do not screw with the city’s segregated bike lane on Laurier Ave. People will get city management on you, STAT.

(By the way, I find it fascinating this driver either backed into the bike lane or drove forward on it and parked. Is it possible the bike lanes are confusing to motorists? Do some people think this is segregated car parking? I don’t really mean this sarcastically. Do they?)

I didn’t include all the tweets from people who participated in this lengthy conversation. There were many. And, there were pictures of more offenders.

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Follow City Hall reporter Jon Willing on Twitter at @JonathanWilling and at ottawasun.com.

Record Month For Bike Lanes

- May 31st, 2012

May 2012 is poised to be the busiest month for the Laurier Ave. segregated bike lanes since they were constructed last summer. According to the online counter, we’re closing in on 50,000 rides for the month.

You might have read that a group called the Bay Bronson Residents Action Group for Fair Access to the Road — more easily remembered by its acronym, BBRAGFAR — wants changes to the bike lanes.

A friend of mine pointed out a cheeky bike lane supporter managed to snag bbragfar.ca to proclaim, “Everyday thousands of cyclists use the Laurier Bike Lane…”