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.
I’ve come to appreciate that there are three distinct personas that come together to make cycling advocacy work. Like a chair with two legs, an organized advocacy effort without all three is bound to be unstable.
After living car-free in downtown Toronto and Ottawa, I thought I could continue my car-free journey in the suburbs. For nine months, it worked fine, but eventually my wife and I caved.
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.
Are Vancouver’s AAA Local Street Bikeways bicycle streets? Let’s compare against the Dutch fietsstraat and find out.
Are Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways bicycle streets? Let’s compare against the Dutch fietsstraat and find out.