Monthly Archives: July 2010

No 2 resumes passage, further blockage expected

On July 29 Somerset Street was reopened under the new Chinatown Royal Arch, after a two month closure to vehicles. The No 2 bus route resumed passage through Chinatown. The sidewalks have been relaid and provide a more comfortable and … Continue reading

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Gov’t Downsizing

These mini-traffic lights were on a post in Gatineau. I could not determine if they were for cyclists. Or pedestrians. Or if they went off and on with the bigger lights. I recall seeing these everywhere in France, but that … Continue reading

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Enjoying nature

I was cycling around the Ottawa West neighborhood the other day: Northwestern, Cowley, Patricia, Carleton. This long lineup of parked cars is on the roadside parking lot where a neighborhood path goes under the Ottawa River Commuter Expressway. Once on … Continue reading

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Animating LeBreton Flats streets

The picture above is a new condo door installed by Claridge on its ground floor condos on Lett Street (LeBreton Flats, under the yellow tower). It is highly significant. City and NCC plans for the development call for animated streets, … Continue reading

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Sidewalk to No-where

the sidewalk on the west side of Sliddel approaching the Ottawa River Commuter Expressway The sidewalk on the east side of Sliddel Sliddel is a little street that connects the new trafic roundabout at Bayview-Burnside to the Ottawa River Commuter … Continue reading

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The east is red

Woodblocks with Chinese wishes on them, to be stamped into the red cement at the Chinatown Royal Arch. Placing the imprint at the corners of red cement inserts beneath the arch. Detail of the roof tiles. The road detour at … Continue reading

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Highway to nowhere

The city’s roads department has its signals branch located on Gladstone on either side of the O-Train cut. The yards are full of signal poles and light fixtures. Mostly these lights are “out” at night; but one recent evening there … Continue reading

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