Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Bank St. Canal Bridge bike lanes – A game changer to celebrate

Personally, when I recall the Bank Street Bridge prior to fall 2023 from the perspective of a pedestrian or cyclist, it is not in a fond way. But fast forward to today, and for those traveling over the Bank Street Bridge in the last year, either walking or on a bicycle, the improvement is a massive leap. The Bank Street Bridge bike lanes have been in place for a year now and while there…

Billings Bridge Changes, Bank Street Bike Lanes

Billings Bridge Changes, Bank Street Bike Lanes

On September 14, 2023, Council approved a plan to add a bike lane in each direction on Bank Street between Riverside Drive westbound and Chesley Street, including on the Billings Bridge. The recommended plan proposes reducing the number of through-lanes for vehicles on this segment from two per direction to one, in order to accommodate the bike lanes. The plan also includes modifications at the Riverside Drive and Riverdale Avenue intersections to provide right-turn…

How to Keep Biking into the Fall and Winter

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.

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…

Bank Street Bridge Changes

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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