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Canada Loves Bikes - Bike Day in Canada is Monday, May 25th, 2015

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.

2015 Report on Bicycling Released

2015 report cover

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.

50 People at Winter Bike Parade

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.

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.

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