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News, Articles and Opinion

  • Cyclist injured on first day of new bikeway  Just a couple of hours after the Mayor and councillors of Ottawa, Ontario cut the ribbon on a new two way segregated bike lane on a one way street in ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2016, 9:11 AM by Avery Burdett
  • Another media attack on cyclists On June 3, 2015, the Ottawa Sun published an opinion piece by one of its journalists Ron Corbett, also the host of radio station CFRA's nightly "Unscripted" program. Although ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2015, 6:00 PM by RCC Admin.
  • City shows it lacks understanding of road cycling The City of Ottawa is demonstrating its incompetence as it pursues its policy to treat cyclists differently from other road users. Some say treats them as second class road users ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2014, 5:17 PM by Avery Burdett
  • Risk of cycling exaggerated according to new research Cycling is not as risky as official statistics suggest according to new British research - in fact, for young men it is safer than driving.  A team from the Department of ...
    Posted Dec 27, 2012, 6:47 AM by Avery Burdett
  • New guidelines for road design in Ottawa  Urban planners in Ottawa's bureaucracy have now adopted this configuration as their preferred intersection design in their crusade to promote cycling and reduce accidents.This design coming to Ottawa ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2012, 5:02 PM by RCC Admin.
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Recent Announcements

  • Facilities Manual Ontario Traffic Manual - Cycling Facilities, 2014 has been added to our library of reference material (link under Navigation Menu to the left).
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 7:55 AM by Avery Burdett
  • UK Report skeptical of benefits of cycling infrastructure   We have added to our reference material folder a review of published research on the affect of infrastructure on the causation and reduction of injuries to cyclists.  It was carried ...
    Posted Dec 22, 2011, 5:02 PM by RCC Admin.
  • Become a Can-Bike Instructor The City of Ottawa sent us this message       From: MacGregor, Gord <>Date: Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 8:19 AMSubject: call for: Cycling Instructors   We ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2011, 7:53 PM by Avery Burdett
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Recent Reference Material

  • Book18MTO-2014.pdf   18970k - Oct 29, 2014, 7:50 AM by Avery Burdett (v1)
    ‎Ontario Traffic Manual - Cycling Facilities, 2014‎
  • MTOResponse3.doc   50k - Jan 20, 2013, 8:24 AM by RCC Admin. (v1)
    ‎RCC's response to the province's draft cycling strategy‎
  • UKInfrastructureReview.pdf   593k - Dec 22, 2011, 4:57 PM by RCC Admin. (v2)
    ‎Infrastructure and Cyclist Safety, UK Transportation Research Laboratory, December 2010. A comprehensive review of published research on the affects of cycling infrastructure on causation or reduction of injuries to cyclists. Authors are skeptical of benefits. ‎
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Recent Videos

  • City cycling for all Links to EnviroCentre OttawaCan-Bike TrainingTurning left in OttawaNavigating multiple lanes in OttawaPositioning through a roundabout
    Posted Dec 25, 2012, 2:08 PM by Avery Burdett
  • $50 ticket in NYC for "not riding in the bike lane"
    Posted Dec 25, 2012, 1:48 PM by Avery Burdett
  • An intersection in NYC ... "3-Way Street" from (originally posted on
    Posted Jun 9, 2011, 8:46 AM by RCC Admin.
  • Hey is some innovative positive marketing.
    Posted Jan 24, 2011, 10:21 AM by Eric Wright
  • League of American Bicyclists The video shows an instructor riding his bicycle as a driver of a vehicle, making normal vehicular maneouvres including lane control, lane sharing, left and right turns, through movements and ...
    Posted Dec 25, 2012, 2:34 PM by Avery Burdett
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Personal Perspectives

  • A letter to Ron Corbett, journalist, Ottawa Sun and CFRA June 10, 2015Hi Ron.Thank you for your show featuring one of the fine-gentleman of Ottawa cycling, Mr. Avery Burdett.I think it’s unlikely that your call ...
    Posted Jun 10, 2015, 5:48 PM by RCC Admin.
  • David McCrindle comments on City traffic calming mechanisms Carleton Avenue is signed as a street that forms part of the Bicycle Route Network.  This street is used by many cyclists because of the safe access it provides to ...
    Posted Aug 31, 2012, 12:21 PM by RCC Admin.
  • Response to Ontario Coroner's Cycling Death Review I wrote an email to the coroners office, after reading the recently released report. The reply was "I once again sorry to hear of your disappointment. Unfortunately, one of our ...
    Posted Aug 12, 2012, 10:18 AM by Graydon Patterson
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