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THE FIFTH COLUMN: What Are Cyclists Lives Worth

While I cannot answer that question I can tell you what our society and its governments have decided cyclists lives are not worth. Cyclists lives are not worth the cost of installing truck side guards on all large trucks. Cyclists lives are not worth… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: What Are Cyclists Lives Worth

THE FIFTH COLUMN: What Are Cyclists Lives Worth

While I cannot answer that question I can tell you what our society and its governments have decided cyclists lives are not worth.

Cyclists lives are not worth the cost of installing truck side guards on all large trucks.

Cyclists lives are not worth the cost of developing and installing better mirror or camera monitoring . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: What Are Cyclists Lives Worth

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The War on Cars Starts Here – My Municipal Election Slogan

You don’t have to actually run for office to have an election slogan, do you. Although my wife did suggest I take on our car loving, parking worshipping incumbent whose biggest priority is widening roads through the Greenbelt, I am too happy in retirem… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The War on Cars Starts Here – My Municipal Election Slogan

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The War on Cars Starts Here – My Municipal Election Slogan

You don’t have to actually run for office to have an election slogan, do you. Although my wife did suggest I take on our car loving, parking worshipping incumbent whose biggest priority is widening roads through the Greenbelt, I am too happy in retirement to go after a thankless twenty-four hour a day job. But . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The War on Cars Starts Here – My Municipal Election Slogan

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Thoughts on Taking The Lane

Updated 2013-11-11 As I am not an expert on cycling safety this post is not intended to be advice on how to safely take the lane but only my thoughts on the subject. While I am not one of those “vehicular cyclists”, that oppose cycling infrastruc… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Thoughts on Taking The Lane

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Thoughts on Taking The Lane

As I am not an expert on cycling safety this post is not intended to be advice on how to safely take the lane but only my thoughts on the subject.

While I am not one of those “vehicular cyclists”, that oppose cycling infrastructure because they think that the best place for all cyclists is . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Thoughts on Taking The Lane

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Kanata’s Secret Segregated Bike Lane

Yes, Kanata has a secret, or at least unpublicized, segregated bike lane on Huntmar Drive from Maple Grove Road to the Canadian Tire Centre parking lot, even if, for some strange reason, it is only on one side of the road. This is not like the high … . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Kanata’s Secret Segregated Bike Lane

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Kanata’s Secret Segregated Bike Lane

Yes, Kanata has a secret, or at least unpublicized, segregated bike lane on Huntmar Drive from Maple Grove Road to the Canadian Tire Centre parking lot, even if, for some strange reason, it is only on one side of the road.

This is not like the high profile (and more costly) Laurier Street Segregated Bike . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Kanata’s Secret Segregated Bike Lane

THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013 I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the C… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

Submission to The National Capital Commission Richard W. Woodley Bridlewood, Kanata, Ontario June 21, 2013

I am providing this submission to the National Capital Commission (NCC) because I see the NCC as the Guardian of the Greenbelt while I see the City of Ottawa more as the guardian of roads and car drivers.

Information on . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: City of Ottawa Kanata South (Terry Fox to West Hunt Club Road) Class Environmental Assessment Study – The NCC Role in Protecting the Greenbelt

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Stop Signs as Yield Signs for Cyclists – Ontario Cycling Strategy and The Idaho Experience

The following, based on a previous blog post, was submitted to the Ontario Cycling Strategy public consultation process.

Stop Signs as Yield Signs For Cyclists – The Idaho Experience

I am proposing that as part of the Ontario Cycling Strategy the Highway Traffic Act be amended to adopt the policy that has worked successfully in . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Stop Signs as Yield Signs for Cyclists – Ontario Cycling Strategy and The Idaho Experience