I know that some of you might have read the story I the Friday Ottawa Citizen, but I thought I would post the graphic of what changes are being proposed to Bronson Avenue to reduce fatalities to cyclists and pedestrians. Overall, I’d say these are good changes, and long overdue. But I would suggest that the city should consider have the bike lane go all the way along Bronson to Fifth Avenue, in order to tie in with the suggested bike lane network that would go through the Glebe.
Now wouldn’t it be nice if there could be more public transit along Bronson, instead of just the often-crowded and perennially late number 4 bus, along with crosswalk signals that actually change the moment you press them instead of forcing you to wait several minutes.
While we’re on the topic, I wonder if anyone remembers the days before the New Bronson Bridge was built? Here’s a bucolic looking image of the original bridge in 1911: