The latest designs for Ottawa’s Bank Street promise big improvements to the corridor for people walking and cycling.
Scott Street in Ottawa: The Ugly, The Bad, The Beautiful
Matt and Hans visit Ottawa’s revamped Scott Street and discuss the many changes they saw along their bike ride: the good things, but also the not so good things. With lots of photos of the new situation.
Vacation Roundup: Italy and UK
After two and a half years of staying within Canada and visiting only local destinations, I recently embarked on my … More
Video: How to Design a Dutch-Style Protected Intersection
You may understand the benefits of a protected intersection, but how do you actually design one?
Bicycle Streets Beyond Europe: Ottawa’s Echo Drive
Ottawa’s Echo Drive is an unlikely candidate for “bicycle street” status. But despite its absence from official cycling routes, this street has much more in common with the “fietstraat” than you would expect.
The Busway that Ottawa Abandoned
Ottawa’s former Greenboro Busway is a case study of ambitious plans that were never fully realized. The story offers a valuable lesson for transport and urban planners: creating plans without community support – no matter how thoughtful – is a treacherous path.