Hemlock has signs indicated showing it is a bike route, and the City of Ottawa shows it as having a bike lane on the city bicycle map.
The bike lane on Hemlock was there, then it disappeared, and now there’s a proposal to go back to the way things were a year ago.
Now you see it…
Now you don’t…
The photo to the right shows the emblem that was there.
|April, 2011||The City puts out a proposal to reinstall the lane from St. Laurent to Marier. You can see the proposal pamphlet here. Concerned cyclists should contact the city using the contact information in the pamphlet.|
|Sept. 27, 2010||The Manor Park Community Association sends a note to their counsellor, Jacques Legendre, whose assistant asks the situation of the city.
The city replies back that Hemlock actually has no cycling facility, and parking is allowed, so the bike lane was installed in error, which is why the stencils were painted over. They said they would consider putting it back to a bike lane.
|Sept. 24, 2010||OBP and CfSC get multiple independent reports from cyclists of Hemlock’s bike lanes being eliminated.|
|Week of Sept. 20th, 2011||Bike stencils are painted over with no notice.|
|2006||Hemlock is shown to have an on-road bicycle lane on the city map|
|around 2003||Bicycle lane is installed on Hemlock|
- Re-instate the bicycle lane.
- At very least, announce when bicycle facilities will be removed.