Comment 88958

By matthewsweet (registered) | Posted May 24, 2013 at 14:20:07

Just my thoughts on a couple of points raised:

The bike box at Aberdeen and Studholme is underutilized because few cyclists coming off the rail trail crossing the 403 are likely to be turning left to access Longwood. For a pilot bike box location, better options are surely available. Perhaps left turning cyclists from Stone Church bike lanes onto Upper Paradise bike lanes? Not downtown but it would connect two cycling facilities.

The two way facility on King St across the 403 isn't "new", but rather is open again now that the bridge rehab by the MTO is complete. The City did complete enhancements to the west side of the lanes which are welcome additions and I think work very well (snow storage in the winter aside).

The Laurier cycle tracks in Ottawa are actually still a Pilot Project! (How upset would our cycling community get at that label being applied to an exciting project?) And Justin's point about build it and they will come holds true thus far. Ridership along Laurier has more than tripled since installation.

In the summer of 2011 I did a survey of bike parking in the area around Jackson Square and the GO Station. I may not have captured every rack or ring but I counted capacity for over 100 bicycles. Since that time, the City has installed tons of small post and ring bike parking throughout the downtown. None of the artistic type that you photographed, but an investment nonetheless. (I'm not convinced a lot of people know that those artistic bike racks are actually bike racks in fact.)

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