Back in the fall of 2017 new cycling infrastructure was installed at the corner of Herzberg Road and March Road. However, the cyling crossings were not painted and the dedicated cycling lights were covered over.
Well that’s changed… as of Tuesday night the work is finally finished. Enjoy!
Councillor Sudds has published the Kanata North 2018/2019 winter maintenance report, summarizing the feedback received from our community. This has been shared with city staff to make improvements for future years.
Councillor Sudds has been working with the city to find solutions to ease thedaily congestion on March Road leading into the Kanata North Technology Park.
A thorough traffic study was undertaken, collecting data, and new signal timing plans were developed, using computer software simulation. After running many tests and fine-tuning the system, updates to signal timing on March between Campeau & Maxwell Bridge and Terry Fox between March & Old Second Line have been implemented.
City staff will continue to monitor conditions via traffic cameras and staff field checks to further adjust signal timing if necessary. Early results are showing a decrease in delays, which means that vehicles are travelling more efficiently.
On May 8th, community members gathered at the Richcraft Rec Complex to take part in a workshop on cycling in the city. The presentation by Jen Stelzer of Envirocentre covered a variety of topics, including:
basic bike safety equipment and hand signals
proper lane positioning
different options for making a left turn
how to use bike boxes and crossrides
how to pass a line of parked cars
how to ride safely around large vehicles like buses and trucks
Participants also asked plenty of their own questions, and had a chance to pick up some free maps and safe cycling handbooks. Our thanks to Jen for hosting this workshop.
This interactive workshop offers tips on route planning in your neighbourhood, best practices for becoming a confident rider and addressing the concerns and benefits of commuting by bike.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PM
Richcraft Recreation Complex
4101 Innovation Dr, Kanata, Ontario K2K 0J3
We will discuss local infrastructure and talk through how to use the following:
• Bike boxes – what are they and how to use them.
• Separated cycling facilities (one directional and bi-directional) – how they differ and safe cycling tips.
• The “Copenhagen Left” – a simple two stage turning technique that reduces risks to cyclists making a left turn.
• General best practices for ensuring visibility while cycling on the road.
• Bike to Transit
The Kanata North Business Association and KRP Properties are running a joint transportation study to provide to the City of Ottawa. Its open to commuters in the Kanata North Business Community. Go to Survey>>>