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.
A community is not simply car-dependent or not. Understanding the various levels of car-dependency can help us create more resilient and multimodal communities.
Is Toronto’s Shaw Street a bicycle street? Let’s compare against the Dutch fietsstraat and find out.
Streets are not just infrastructure for moving people; they are places in and of themselves.
The current approach to road safety is failing us, by protecting private property over human lives. It’s time we flipped these priorities and started putting people first.