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How to Keep Biking into the Fall and Winter

Have you ever wondered how to prolong your biking season?

We at the Enviro Crew OOS have been thinking about this a lot, especially now that some of us are back in the office and remembering how much we dislike commuting by car. Bicycle ownership skyrocketed during the pandemic and it seems unfair to stop reaping the benefits of riding just because we live in a city with four distinct seasons.

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NCC BikeDays 2022

NCC BikeDays 2022

A reminder that both lanes of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway, located on the west side of the Rideau Canal, will be open for active use only, between Fifth Avenue and Somerset Street from July 1 (Canada Day) at 8 am to September 5 (Labour Day) at 8 pm: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Capital Pathways Survey

The National Capital Commission is conducting a short survey to better understand the use of the Capital Pathway Network. There's still time to respond: deadline to complete the survey is September 15, 2021.

The Capital Pathway Network refers to the pathways shared by pedestrians, joggers, in-line skaters, skateboarders, and cyclists, which are found along both sides of the Rideau Canal, along the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, in Gatineau Park, and in other urban and suburban areas such as the Experimental Farm, Watts Creek, the Aviation Museum, and Leamy Lake Park.

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Bank Street Bridge Reconfiguration

Bank Street Bridge Reconfiguration

Comments are requested by April 22, 2021 on the proposed changes for the Bank Street Canal Bridge.

What: The City is designing improved active transportation (i.e., cycling and pedestrian) facilities on the Bank Street bridge over the Rideau Canal. In September 2020, City Council members endorsed a concept design for the bridge crossing that included a reduction of vehicle lanes over the bridge from the existing four lanes to three lanes in order to accommodate active transportation facilities.

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Bank St Bridge as of April 1, 2021.

Bank Street Bridge Changes

The City of Ottawa has once again converted the outside curb lanes on the Bank Street Bridge for more space, safety, and active transportation.

Reconfiguration of Bank Street Bridge Public Consultation

Permanent changes are also coming to the bridge, moving from a 4-lane model to a 3-lane model. The display boards showing the proposed changes have been uploaded to the project webpage.

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