Ottawa bike politics.
Tonight, there’s going to be an open house at Carleton University to talk about proposed changes to Bronson Ave. If you can’t come, or you want it explained in a different way, look at the diagrams below.
The problem is that cyclists choose to take a route that’s dangerous. Why? Because the alternatives are simply terrible.
Here’s some details that I expect to see, based on my participation at a few related advisory committee meetings. The response to the situation from the city is remarkable. Read about it at my last post.
Here’s the situation for northbound bicycle traffic today:
This is dangerous. The facilities encourage bad behaviour.
The primary problem to deal with is how to separate cyclists from fast motor vehicles. Here’s a summary of the changes proposed:
Here’s the routing that will be proposed for cyclists: