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Welcome to the Bike Ottawa newsletter. Help us spread the word and amplify our voice on key cycling issues in Ottawa. 

Monday, October 1: Bike Social & AGM

Exactly 24 hours from now, the doors open for our annual Bike Social & AGM. We are sending you a reminder and we are happy to inform you that we are now expecting around 120-140 people. Be in time as we start at around 6 pm already. All info is in the previous special edition newsletter which you can find on line here. Don't forget to register (Free).

Guest speaker Darnel Harris (Canada Bikes) will give a keynote, while Giacomo Panico from the CBC In Town and Out Saturday morning show will give introductory remarks. Heather will share updates with us and Hans will give a 5 minute overview of the candidate councillors for city council survey, which will be on line after the AGM. 

Keynote speaker Darnel Harris: "Housing, Equity and Mobility: Advocacy in an Evolving City" 

Darnel will address advocacy strategy and inclusive road design that supports affordable housing. "Given we live in post-fact world, how can we continue to advocate effectively with limited resources? How might we design bike infrastructure better to pull in a wider group of advocates? How can bikes help to address housing affordability at the scale of Ottawa's needs. Exploring Canadian, American and European experiences, Darnel will present community-based research, case studies and unique street designs to support constructive engagement and drive social and infrastructural change."

Coming Monday: Bike Ottawa Election Survey Results

A month ago we sent out a survey to all candidates for city council and mayoral candidates. We are proud to share with you that 65% of the candidates answered the questions, with lots of thoughtful comments. As Mayor Watson always says: "One big thing at a time" and therefore we will post the details on our website after the AGM tomorrow as well as share links through our social media channels. 
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Merivale underpass

If you are one of the few who cycles on Merivale Road, you may have noticed that work is under way to build a safe bidirectional MUP as a link between Colonnade Rd and Woodfield. This missing link is part of the Nepean Trail, which is slowly coming together. Grand Carman has already been striped and work should start soon on the part behind Movati on Merivale. Using this trail, cycling residents can basically completely avoid Merivale car traffic when going north-south vv. 

Riverside and Bank

It has been along time coming, but shovels are now literally in the ground for the new underpass underneath Billings bridge (the bridge, not the mall) where Meg Dussault tragically lost her life. More on this project on with renderings of the final design.

Trillium Pathway Phase 3 

Unlike the 417 where 110 million dollars magically rained down on our city to widen it over a length of just 3 kilometers, residents had to wait quite a bit longer for this missing link to Dow's Lake to be paved. But shovels went in and out of the ground in record time, the landscaping is done and that remains is some striping and removing the yellow tape and the road barrels. (They are still working on that 417 though)
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