Comment 93596

By RobF (registered) | Posted October 23, 2013 at 15:01:14

I could live with an incremental approach to building cycling infrastructure if i saw a commitment from the mayor and council to do it. Yes the Cannon bike lanes are a big win, and i look forward to being able to bike safely from James to Ottawa, but the city still isn't going to be particularly bike-friendly. The trouble starts at council which ranges from indifferent to hostile toward bike lanes and other changes to our roadways (outside a few councilors, of course). City staff advises council, it doesn't lead. If you want the city to be more aggressive (re: establishing a real, functionally adequate network of bike lanes and shifting toward a "complete streets" philosophy) it starts with the mayor and council. If you don't think Mayor Bob and council are providing leadership on this file then now would be a good time to begin strategizing for the next municipal election.

Comment edited by RobF on 2013-10-23 15:03:13

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