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Wednesday, October 20, 2010
NCC cycling presentations

You might think that the place to look for cycling presentations would be

but they're not there. Instead go to

and follow Plan->Transportation

NCC: giant ugly URL

to two slide decks:

What Makes a Bicycle-Friendly City? by Ms. Inge Molenaar, The Hague’s leading expert in cycling infrastructure. The presentation is called Cycling in The Netherlands and The Hague (PDF). From December 7, 2009

Cycling as Part of Urban Living: Public Presentation
was the supposed topic of the presentation by Jan Gehl, but actually he gave a fantastic presentation about his new book, Cities for People (PDF).

I tweeted from this session, and I've asked the NCC now twice if they could post the video of Gehl online (I'm pretty sure they were recording it, I was sitting right next to the video cameras) - so far I've gotten no response.

UPDATE: These are some of the past and future cycling planning things from the NCC, Gatineau and Ottawa...

In addition to the many planned cycling projects undertaken each year by the cities and the NCC, the following initiatives will take place this fall:

  • The members of the Capital Region’s delegation who attended the Velo-City Global 2010 Conference and visited cities in Europe where cycling is a dominant mode of transportation, will share what they learned, including best practices for integrating cycling facilities into urban environments. Public presentations will take place at Maison du Citoyen in Gatineau on September 21 at 7 pm and at Ottawa City Hall on September 22 at 7 pm.

  • One of the world’s leading planning experts on sustainable mobility and cycling in an urban setting, Mr. Jan Gehl of Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants, will speak on October 6, 2010 in a public session about his experience transforming major world cities into cycling friendly and sustainable communities.
  • In addition, Gehl Architects – Urban Quality Consultants will conduct a workshop, lead by the NCC in collaboration with both cities, to better understand the opportunities and challenges related to integrating cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation in the downtown core of Ottawa and Gatineau.

  • The group also agreed that an integrated regional cycling map will be developed incorporating on-road cycling lanes, shared-use recreational pathways and other cycling facilities such as Bike-Share stations throughout the Capital Region.

from NCC and Cities to Place Cycling at the Heart of Capital Region

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