Monthly Archives: December 2009

Winter Cycling Path Maintenance

Alright, I admit that the multipurpose path on the north side of Albert between Bronson and Bayview is not really an official cycling path. If it were, it wouldn’t be plowed in the winter, because the City and NCC do … Continue reading

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The Pattern Under Foot

Picture 1 shows sidewalk pavers laid on West Wellington in 2009. The pattern repeats often, with the joint lines lining up in long straight lines. The manufacturer’s instructions caution against this pattern, as the eye sees the long lines. Almost … Continue reading

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Boring Job

Whilst walking along Somerset Street just west of the OTrain track, at Breezehill, I came across these gents taking bore-hole samples from the street. Little painted notations every few meters along the street indicate that they will be doing this … Continue reading

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Transit Tunnel is no Turkey

The usual suspects are carping about the transit tunnel, again. Did the province provide funding? Apparently no good news is good enough — they didn’t provide 15-25% more than was asked for … so it’s disaster time. Ring-a-ling. Ding-a-ling. It’s … Continue reading

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CBC Interview on BikeWest

Last Monday, CBC afternoon show interviewed Eric Darwin about progress BikeWest apparently made at transit committee. You can hear the short interview by clicking here: http://www.ericdarwin.ca/downloads/CBC_BikeWest_2.mp3 The text of the BikeWest proposal (downloadable) can be found at this coordinate: http://www.ericdarwin.ca/BikeWestReport.doc. … Continue reading

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Chinatown Arch

double click to enlarge The seriously-ornate royal arch to be constructed over Somerset Street near Cambridge in Ottawa’s Chinatown district. Fundraising is going well, and a crew will be coming from China in Spring 2010 to install the arch.

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More Christmas Lights at Upper Canada Village

Alight at night … click to enlarge gingerbread house and UCV Church   Photos by Michelle LaFontaine. 

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