My daughter and a friend went to see a matinee at South Keys about a bike courier in New York City. In the meantime, I took advantage of being in the south end to re-visit the Osgoode Link Pathway. I have previously only biked the northern tip of the trail. I drove to the trailhead parking lot off Leitrim Road and biked South, getting as far as Flag Station Road, before heading back to pick up my movie goers.
Being a reclaimed rail corridor, the pathway is flat, straight and mostly shaded, crossing a few roads along the way. A pleasant ride and a good work out.
8 thoughts on “Osgoode Link Pathway”
Does the path really go like that? It looks like it cuts through like “as-the-crow-flies”. Also, the movie seems a bit unrealistic. Like, who still uses bike couriers?
Lawyers and private businesses in downtown core actually use couriers. They offer quicker delivery than motorized services in local areas – couriers are quick!
Yes, the path does indeed cut across the countryside seemingly at odds with how the streets were surveyed. It’s first train ran from Prescott to Bytown on Christmas Day, 1854. Lots more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bytown_and_Prescott_Railway
Bike couriers must still make sense in NY.
Who is actually monitoring and responsible for this pathway? Can 50 cc or less motorbike be used here? It would be a lot of fun to do, but I would like permission.
It is the City of Ottawa’s pathway. According to the Rural Pathways Shared-Use Policy they are not permitted. See: http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/cycling/rural-pathways-shared-use-policy-review
Ok, thank you.