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City Budget 2017: An unprecedented investment in active transportation

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 Cyclist crossing Laurier Ave in Ottawa. Photo: Hans Moor

Today, December 14, the City of Ottawa's budget for 2017 was discussed and passed at council (24-0). City budgets may not get most people excited, but this one is special. What makes it unique is that the city has received money from the federal public transit infrastructure fund (PTIF).

Riding through the winter: Profile of a CfSC member

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Winter is approaching, but many of those who bike in Ottawa won't be put off by the snow: in recent years we've seen an expanding network of winter-maintained cycling routes in our city and growing popularity of riding bikes straight through the winter. Etienne Grall is one regular winter cyclist among CfSC's members. We interviewed him about his experience biking through the winter, what motivates him, and why he encourages others to give it a try.  

Be safe, be seen: Check out our "Lights on Bikes" safety video

On November 8th, we teamed up with Safer Roads Ottawa to hand out approximately 650 pairs of lights to cyclists who weren't equipped for biking in the dark after the clocks turned back. If you missed us, check out our new video, also produced with Safer Roads Ottawa, to see why a small investment in a pair of lights is worthwhile as you bike through the fall months.

Recap: AGM 2016, on the theme of data

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Mayor Watson and Gareth Davies, president of @BikeOttawa  - photo: Hans Moor

What a fantastic turnout at our 2016 AGM! Not only did we have the largest ever number of members and guests in attendance (nearly 150), but we also had more members of city council join us than ever before, along with Mayor Jim Watson.

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