Bike Day on the Hill 2013 (photo Hans Moor)
Canada Bikes issues the following press release:
Millions of trips are taken by Canadians on bicycles every single day and cycling is an important part of the Canadian identity. On Monday, May 25th, you are invited to an annual celebration. It’s time to discuss the important role that cycling plays in building a healthy, wealthy and sustainable country.
Today, Citizens for Safe Cycling released our 4th annual Report on Bicycling. The report gives an overview of the state of cycling in the Nation's capital. As the Nation's capital suffers from an oversupply of bureaucracy, no single government is able to present the complete picture, so we'll do it for them, in our spare time no less.
Let's celebrate the arrival of spring on Saturday, March 21st!
Part of the Family Winter Bike Parade on Laurier Bike Lane (phot:o Hans Moor)
The 4th Annual Winter Cycling Parade in Ottawa was a great success. Around 50 people came out, on regular bikes, cargo bikes, on fat bikes and Xtracycles. We cycled in -16C weather (and it didn't feel that cold) with a much colder wind chill. The route went through downtown Ottawa. People had a great time, and the hot chocolate and the cookies from Yummy Cookies and sandwiches from Bread by Us were certainly appreciated after the ride.
In 2014, we stopped at 8LocksFlat for hot chocolate, this year we are back at City Hall - photo: Hans Moor
Come and celebrate winter cycling with Citizens for Safe Cycling. This is already our 4th family winter cycling parade and none of the previous ones were cancelled. See, winter biking is not so bad.
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).
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.
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.
It's that time of year again. The clocks are turned back and now it is dark before 5pm. By the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, all cyclists must have a front light and rear reflector.