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Cycle to Complete Our Street in Vanier

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 The city needs to revisit what they’ve done on Beechwood for the east-west bikeway. Consider attending this ride. 
 
The original plan was for east-west bikeway route to follow Beechwood straight from the St. Patrick to Hemlock, but the city changed this and built it with a jog along Barrette St. This reduces the impact on parking. The part I’ll focus on here is the one bit of Beechwood that’s used: Vanier Parkway to Charlevoix. The city’s chosen to use only sharrows here, and that’s a mistake.

City Suddenly Cancelling Bike Lanes in the Glebe

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(Earlier versions of this article encouraged cyclists to email the city in protest. In one day, the City heard back from more than 70 cyclists. More feedback will probably not have much effect. Regardless, the email addresses areThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

May 13 Open House for O-train Trillium Pathway

The O train pathway, now known as the the Trillium path (or was it Bikeway?) saw the first directional bike signs, but the arrows are missing. And some asphalt too.

Cool update: it was announced just before the open house that the entire path will be paved afterall. Some money was found.

There will be an open house public meeting for the O-Train Trillium path extension from Young to Carling Avenue, on May 13, from 6 to 8.30pm, at St Anthony Hall (on the pathway). The city proposes construction for this fall. The path will be widened, landscaped, and partially paved.

Recap: Mapping Change at Spring.Bike.Ottawa 2015

Professor Nicole Laviolette discussed her book "Every Cyclist's Guide to Canadian Law" at the 2015 CfSC Spring.Bike.Ottawa event  photo:Paul Clarke

This year, Spring.Bike.Ottawa brought out just short of 90 community members on a damp, snowy first day of spring, including city Councillors Catherine McKenney, Jeff Leiper, and David Chernushenko; MPP Yasir Naqvi and MP Paul Dewar. Some of our counterparts from Cycle Toronto also made the trip to learn about CfSC’s work.

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