Across the Ottawa Spaces – 13 October 2012

Eric Darwin notes the progress in setting up the bike path paralleling the current O-Train route, and recounts the story of another aspect of the Greber Plan that never happened, the Champagne Freeway, and how – despite never being completed – its after-effects haunted west Centretown homeowners and other residents for decades afterward.

Images of Centretown comments on a need of pedestrians at the corner of Bank and Catherine.

Kathryn Hunt observes the anniversary of the death of fellow cyclist Danielle Naçu, and notes some of the progress made in making Ottawa a safer city for cyclists in general.

Urbsite recounts some of the history behind the East Memorial Building in western Centretown. In the process, some of the history of Ottawa’s former streetcar infrastructure, and some other past landmarks also get some bandwidth into the bargain.

A new blog focused on one of Ottawa’s oldest neighbourhoods began this past January: GlebeSite. Per its home page, its focus has been upon “a chronicle of observations on the Glebe’s architecture, urban design and history.”