Friday, September 10, 2010

City of Ottawa Cycling Survey

Folks - here is your chance to tell the city about problem areas for cyclists on the city streets. From a commuting perspective I am happily on the western pathway for 8 months of the year so I focussed my comments generally on the "connectivity" and the "condition" of designated bike lanes. Many of you who commute in other parts of the city will I'm sure have specific "trouble locations" you may want to identify.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Can you folks pass along in the bike community - DO NOT STOP FOR ANYONE IN THE GATINEAUS!

I had someone pull what looked like a gun on me tonight. The guy tried to put me in handcuffs.

The incident happened around 7:15 or so tonight (Sat Sept 12th) on the northern loop parking lot on the Gatineau parkway.

Description of driver:
1) in his 40s approx
2) approx 5'9
3) wearing baseball cap with words Marshal on it
3) wearing orange vest with words Marshal on it with Marshal badge
3) gun holster with gun and handcuffs
4) grey 4 door sedan which he had parked up against the northern facing trees. The vehicle also had a bike rack with a green kona mtb.

I did't get the plate number unfortunately. Just gunned it out of there in case he did have a taser.

This guy was pretty determine and very assertive.

Please ensure the bike community knows. Who knows what this guy is capable of.
That is definetly the most weirdest thing that has ever happened to me in all my years of riding up there and I've biked up there at all hours of the night.

Just be aware! Don't stop for anyone. I just hope he doesn't become more aggressive and starts using his vehicle as a weapon.

(I tried notifying the media to let people know, but the Chelsea police doesn't seem to want to release details on the incident. Don't friggen ask me why... I think people should know about this sorts of stuff so they can be aware and prepared to react appropriate if confronted by him. )