Another day in Ottawa, another way the City disregards people on bikes and on foot. This time it’s the detour on Preston between Carling and Dow’s Lake around construction for the new Civic Hospital.
A small section of Percy Street has been fully closed to cars for its Highway 417 bridge replacement (detailed design here) for over a month. The prolonged underpass closure and subsequent terrible cycling detour routes have led me to do some thinking about this simple but important piece of infrastructure.
Bike Ottawa and communities around Ottawa have been fighting battles regarding LRT detours off and on for what feels like years. Earlier this summer we posted this blog about three separate LRT detours where the guidelines had been ignored, and detours had been put in place that were not intuitive, safe, or mindful of users […]