Get your bicycles ready and start peddling your way to Village Square Park! I am thrilled to share an exciting addition just for you.
Through the Safer Roads Ottawa program and local partners such as Ottawa Public Health, bike repair stations are popping up at various locations across the City – most recently right here in Stittsville at the Village Square Park located at Abbott and Stittsville Main street.
The Station allows bikers to pump up their tires, or find tools to tighten a loose nut or carry out other basic maintenance. This is great news for cyclists within our communities and even those just passing through the Trans-Canada Trail.
Village Square Park is an excellent location, central to our neighbourhoods and this repair station is a great addition to encourage residents to consider a more healthy and environmentally-friendly alternative to driving.
Moreover, as infrastructure continues to be developed in Stittsville according to the Main St Community Design Plan, bike lanes will continue to be implemented more fully and a bike path will hopefully be implemented through the park as well. In addition to the water fountain planned to be put in the park and the gazebo installed last autumn, Village Square Park is certainly shaping up to be one of Stittsville’s most iconic multi-use parks.
On Monday August 21st at 6:30 p.m., I am hosting a launch of the repair station with Safer Roads Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health on hand to show you how to use the station as well as offer tips on bike safety for the whole family.
I highly encourage all residents to join me for this launch. Hope to see you there and don’t forget to wear your helmets!