Category Archives: bike path

Update on OTrain bike path (MUP)

A lot has happened on the new multi-user path (aka bike path) being constructed along the east side of the OTrain from the Ottawa River to Young Street, which then joins the existing path that runs further south to Carling Avenue. … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’: Palo Alto bike boulevards

The City of Palo Alto is not far from San Francisco, in Silicon Valley. It is a university and hi tech town, with lots of cycling and cyclists. There are a number of factors that make it attractive to cycle: short-ish distances, … Continue reading

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No Poop Here, please

I thought this sign had a nice bit of moral persuasion in it. And, it was sponsored, so it didn’t cost the municipality anything. At the base of the sign was a dispenser of plastic bags. This sign is a … Continue reading

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Dotted or solid, how do you like your bike path?

The paths along the Ottawa side of the River have just had their yellow centre lines repainted:   But over on the Gatineau side, I noticed a section with a dashed line in the centre. Does it signify a passing … Continue reading

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Life’s a Beach, even downtown

The NCC is responsible for most of what is good and attractive in Ottawa. In the process of delivering the nice stuff, the NCC relies on government ownership of the property. Alas, the Law of Unintended Consequences comes into play. … Continue reading

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City’s tallest office towers proposed for west side

Phoenix DCR is going to Council in August seeking rezoning of the parcel of land known as 801 Albert Street. They are proposing a 34 storey office tower; a 31 storey office tower, and a 7 storey office tower. Currently, … Continue reading

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The O-Train bike path

For some time the City has been working on a multi-user path — MUP — (aka “bike path”) from the Ottawa River beside the Prince of Wales Bridge, south to the Bayview Station O-train platform, then south behind City Centre to the new … Continue reading

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