What Ottawa is Talking About – 24 December 2021

24 December 2021

▪️Ottawa's new intersection guidelines may be world leading. The new guidelines require that new – and rebuilt – intersections have protected lanes for cyclists and reduce exposure to pedestrians. Thirteen have been built so far. [Capital Current] [Design Document]

▪️The Rideau Canal Skateway wants your Christmas trees. After you are done with them, the National Capital Commission will take the trees off your hands and use them to line the skateway or to provide wood chips. Drop them off at the debot on Colonel By Drive, just west of Bronson Avenue Bridge. [CityNews]

▪️The Ottawa Public Library has released their list of the top 10 most requested books of 2021. Here are the English language adult books. (They also released top 10s for children, and their French language  equivalents.)

  1. State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny
  2. The Madness of Crowds by Louise Penny
  3. The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
  4. Fight Night by Miriam Toews
  5. The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave
  6. The Push by Ashley Audrain
  7. Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
  8. Indian in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power by Jody Wilson-Raybould
  9. What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad
  10. A Town Called Solace by Mary Lawson

Apropo of nothing the ottawan asked the Library of Parliament for their Top 10 books earlier in the year. They wrote back and said ‘no, it's privileged.’  [CTV]

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