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(06-29-2017, 11:27 AM)KevinL Wrote: So alongside the roundabout work on Ottawa South, the sidewalks on the south side of the road have been torn up much further west than the main project - beyond Strasburg, I think to the McLennan Park entrance.

The only reason I can see for doing that is to put in an MUT. Are there any official sources on this?

Got up close to the work near Strasburg, earlier today. Based on the width they've given the gap, it's definitely clear this will be an MUT.

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(06-30-2017, 09:05 PM)Section ThirtyOne Wrote: There is already a trail connection at Hoegler’s...

Yes, there is one there, it's the only official one even if it is....awkward....at best.

I was actually referring to the ones between Gage and Glasgow where there is no hill in he way, only a small but wet ditch, some trees, an occasional fence, and a whole lot of cultural resistance in the way.
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(06-30-2017, 09:05 PM)Section ThirtyOne Wrote: There is already a trail connection at Hoegler’s...

Ahh!  The things you learn.
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(06-30-2017, 10:32 PM)danbrotherston Wrote:
(06-30-2017, 09:05 PM)Section ThirtyOne Wrote: There is already a trail connection at Hoegler’s...

Yes, there is one there, it's the only official one even if it is....awkward....at best.

I was actually referring to the ones between Gage and Glasgow where there is no hill in he way, only a small but wet ditch, some trees, an occasional fence, and a whole lot of cultural resistance in the way.

Trail connections to?  "Cultural resistance" from?  Sorry for the "twenty questions" but I'm totally not a trail person so this is all new to me.
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(07-01-2017, 08:15 AM)panamaniac Wrote:
(06-30-2017, 10:32 PM)danbrotherston Wrote: Yes, there is one there, it's the only official one even if it is....awkward....at best.

I was actually referring to the ones between Gage and Glasgow where there is no hill in he way, only a small but wet ditch, some trees, an occasional fence, and a whole lot of cultural resistance in the way.

Trail connections to?  "Cultural resistance" from?  Sorry for the "twenty questions" but I'm totally not a trail person so this is all new to me.

An example is the Belmont Medical Centre (which includes my doctor's office). It backs almost directly on the trail, and even has a rear entrance; but no, that's to be used by visitors parking their cars back there, and a fence walls off the trail (though a hole is inevitably left by those who see the absurdity of this). If they'd spend a bit on a solid connection and bike parking, many of the doctors might have healthier patients...
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(07-01-2017, 08:29 AM)KevinL Wrote:
(07-01-2017, 08:15 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Trail connections to?  "Cultural resistance" from?  Sorry for the "twenty questions" but I'm totally not a trail person so this is all new to me.

An example is the Belmont Medical Centre (which includes my doctor's office). It backs almost directly on the trail, and even has a rear entrance; but no, that's to be used by visitors parking their cars back there, and a fence walls off the trail (though a hole is inevitably left by those who see the absurdity of this). If they'd spend a bit on a solid connection and bike parking, many of the doctors might have healthier patients...

how out of the way is taking the sidewalk at the first or previous opportunity from a trail entrance?
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It's a long block - going up to Glasgow or down to Gage would be an extensive detour.
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(07-01-2017, 08:29 AM)KevinL Wrote:
(07-01-2017, 08:15 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Trail connections to?  "Cultural resistance" from?  Sorry for the "twenty questions" but I'm totally not a trail person so this is all new to me.

An example is the Belmont Medical Centre (which includes my doctor's office). It backs almost directly on the trail, and even has a rear entrance; but no, that's to be used by visitors parking their cars back there, and a fence walls off the trail (though a hole is inevitably left by those who see the absurdity of this). If they'd spend a bit on a solid connection and bike parking, many of the doctors might have healthier patients...

Another example is the Kishki World Foods plaza - it backs onto the Henry Sturm Greenway trail but not only is there no entrance from the trail, they don't even have bike racks.
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(07-01-2017, 08:58 AM)KevinL Wrote: It's a long block - going up to Glasgow or down to Gage would be an extensive detour.

google seems to suggest 4 extra minutes if the person doesn't realize where they are and walk past it, extra exercise in the worst case scenario
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(07-01-2017, 09:16 AM)goggolor Wrote:
(07-01-2017, 08:29 AM)KevinL Wrote: An example is the Belmont Medical Centre (which includes my doctor's office). It backs almost directly on the trail, and even has a rear entrance; but no, that's to be used by visitors parking their cars back there, and a fence walls off the trail (though a hole is inevitably left by those who see the absurdity of this). If they'd spend a bit on a solid connection and bike parking, many of the doctors might have healthier patients...

Another example is the Kishki World Foods plaza - it backs onto the Henry Sturm Greenway trail but not only is there no entrance from the trail, they don't even have bike racks.

Is the back of their lot fenced off from the trail, or is it a matter of there being no entrance/amenities on that side of the building?  Just wondering why businesses might either neglect the potential, or have some other concerns.
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