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Tag: Cycling

My remarks at the Bike Ottawa AGM, October 2, 2017

Check against delivery Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Bonsoir Mesdames et Messieurs. It is a pleasure to join all of you this evening for the Bike Ottawa Annual General Meeting. I would like to thank Bike Ottawa, your President, Gareth Davies, and your Board, for welcoming me tonight. I don’t have to tell any of you that Gareth is a tireless cycling advocate here in Ottawa, who was recently named the recipient of this year’s…
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Experience rural Ottawa by bike with the Enviro-Cycle Tour

Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon for Ottawa 2017’s newest Agri 150 event Ottawa –Ottawa 2017, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, are pleased to announce the newest Agri 150 experience. Tickets for the Enviro-Cycle Tour go on sale tomorrow at noon. ENVIRO-CYCLE TOUR ($)                                                                                                        Sunday, September 24 First tour group (72 km): 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Second tour group (21 km): 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tour shuttle for Group 2 will…
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Response to my letter to Canada Post on City of Ottawa parking regulations

On August 2, 2017, I wrote to Canada Post with clarifications on the City of Ottawa’s parking regulations. Below is Canada Post’s response:

My letter to Canada Post on City of Ottawa parking regulations

Deepak Chopra, The purpose of this letter is to seek clarification from Canada Post following its public declaration of July 25th, 2017, that, due to “concerns regarding safety and bike lanes in Toronto” you have directed your employees “to not park in bike lanes in the City of Toronto.” It is the expectation of the City of Ottawa that Canada Post issue instructions to all of its employees to operate continuously in accordance with the…
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Mayor Jim Watson calls for increased protection measures for cyclists and pedestrians

Ottawa – On September 22, Mayor Jim Watson wrote to the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, to request that further research be conducted on truck side guards and other safety measures that would reduce fatal collisions between cyclists, pedestrians, and heavy trucks. Mayor Watson’s letter was sent following a meeting with key local cycling and pedestrian groups earlier this month, organized with the Chair of the City’s Transportation Committee, Councillor Keith Egli. Today, following…
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