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.
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.
I made my first in-camera YouTube appearance this week in the latest video from Oh The Urbanity!, discussing Protected Intersections.
Curious to get to know a new neighbourhood in Ottawa, I met up with another local blogger to walk his community’s main street.
Street design is not neutral: every subtle design detail reflects a community’s values, and comparing designs across communities reveals how those values differ.
Ottawa’s South Keys Centre is an unremarkable place, with a golden opportunity to become remarkable, setting an example for sustainable suburbs across the continent.