Cyclists take to the streets in Critical Mass ride to demand better biking infrastructure in Ottawa
Dozens of cyclists from all walks of life got together to cruise through the streets of Ottawa and Gatineau on Oct 14, 2023 — an event called Critical Mass ride — to deliver a message to municipal leaders: Make cycling safer.
Green goliaths: Why electrifying SUVs, pickups puts more lives at risk on roads
In early July, a pickup truck swerved and hit five pedestrians after its intoxicated driver lost control of the vehicle in St. Thomas, Ont. A child died and a woman was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. Also last month, a silver SUV collided with a 22-year-old woman in Brockville, Ont. She was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries….
With Wellington set to reopen to traffic, Ecology Ottawa touts car-free, cyclist-friendly vision
Several groups are pushing to have the section of Wellington Street in front of Parliament Hill remain closed to vehicle traffic.
Supporters call for a municipal bike-share program in Ottawa
Montreal and Toronto have bike-share programs, why not Ottawa? supporters ask.
Ottawa’s e-scooter rollout now on track for summer and fall after delay
After a delay caused by a review of concerns about safety, Ottawa city council has confirmed it will be continuing its e-scooter program for summer and fall seasons.
Road warriors: Drivers during power outage experienced accidents, flashing lights, reckless behaviour and lots of traffic jams
Driving through power outages can be both frustrating and educating. Read to find out more about the driving experience during a power outage.
Those who drive for a living suffering from pain at the pump while others search for an electric solution
With soaring gas prices some Ottawa residents are struggling to make ends meet, while others are considering getting a new vehicle.
Motorhomes “plan A” for Canadians yearning for summer travel adventures
Canadians are continuing to give RV rentals and purchases a try even as the pandemic wanes.
Road trip realities: Van dwellers adapt to the pandemic world
Some Canadians have taken to the road in homemade vans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canada’s updated zero-emission vehicle plan fails to go the extra mile, experts say
Although experts say that Canada’s new clean transportation plan is a good step forward, it doesn’t go far enough.
While loop and tram schemes gain traction, Watson says expanding and finishing LRT remains Ottawa’s top transit priority
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has said that an interprovincial transit link between Ottawa and Gatineau is not a priority. Ottawa-based group Supporters of the Loop believe now is an opportune time to examine the many benefits of a rail link in the National Capital Region.
As COVID-19 drags on, traffic collisions are way down but dangerous driving may be up
Business closures and working from home during COVID-19 has reduced traffic across Ontario. How is this impacting road safety for Canadians?