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City Proposal to Upgrade Cycling Network Winter Maintenance

City representative Samuel Roberts attended Citizens for Safe Cycling's Advocacy Working Group (AWG) meeting to get feedback on the city’s proposed plan to improve winter maintenance for cycling. Currently, only the Laurier Bike Lane and pathways classified under the sidewalks act are cleared in winter (approximately 21 km).

Ottawa Airport Parkway Pedestrian and Bike Bridge Finally Open

The Airport Parkway bridge was officailly opened on November 29, 2014 (Panorama photo: Hans Moor)

It took a a couple of years longer than planned but the bridge is finally open. Judging by the large turnout (an estimated 300 cyclists and pedestrians) the bridge is going to be popular. The bridge provides a long-overdue east-west connection over the Airport Parkway in the Nation's Capital. Lots of city staff and local politicians came out to see the opening.

Laurier Avenue Segregated Bike Lane Project Wins 2015 Sustainable Community Award

A cyclist crossing Laurier. (photo CfSC)

Since 2000, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has celebrated best practices in sustainable community development through its annual Sustainable Community Awards. The Awards are open to all Canadian municipal governments and their private-sector partners. FCM's Green Municipal Fund is the primary sponsor of the Awards.

2014 Ottawa VeloVogue Plaid Parade: A Kilometer of Plaid

Ottawa's VeloVogue, known mostly for the great photography of everyday cyclists in everyday clothes, is organising the third annual Ottawa VeloVogue Plaid Parade. It has become something of a not to be missed thing, and even if you are not cycling it is fun to see so many people gathering in plaid.

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