The Ottawa Bicycle Lanes Project is a non-profit community based initiative that formed around the growing need for a safer cycling infrastructure in Ottawa, Canada. The project is specifically focused on one objective: To have safe segregated bicycle lane networks run through all the major districts of Ottawa. Too many have already been injured or killed, and too many citizens are currently discouraged from cycling due to safety concerns. We feel that a safe cycling infrastructure bringing people to the everyday places they need to get to (coffee shops, grocery shopping, schools, work, etc.) cycling will become mainstream, bringing all the economic, environmental and health related benefits along with it.
Please take a moment to sign the petition on the right of the page. We are hoping to get as many signatures from Ottawa residents to support our initiative for building segregated bicycle lanes throughout the city of Ottawa. By the end of the year we will submit the letter and all the signatures to the mayor of Ottawa and the city council. Please help us spread this campaign! Post the link on Facebook, Twitter and email your family and friends. We want this to be the end of cyclists being injured and killed on our city streets by motor vehicles by getting the cyclists into their own dedicated lanes. Thank you for your support!
We have the benefit of being able to learn from other cities around the world that have already embraced segregated bicycle lanes. We can not only gain insight in creating the best solution for our unique situation, but we can address the issues that slow down their implementation.
Our experiences keep showing us that at times cars simply don’t respect the painted lanes. These photos were taken on two separate evenings on Scott Street near Westboro. Segregated bicycle lanes would prevent this from happening. SUV swerves into the painted bicycle lane without looking to pass another motorist. Minivan parked directly in the painted […]
As some may already know, we have a great asset within city council as at least one voice that understands bicycling in Ottawa. That voice is the Capital Ward’s Councillor David Chernushenko (http://www.capitalward.ca). He has recently been working on a documentary film called, Bike City, Great City. We have not had the opportunity to see the […]