Scott Street Changes and Cycling Meeting – January 13

Following up on the previous post, there’s another meeting about cycling and Scott Street changes:

Subject: Re: Meeting re: Scott Street reconfigurations
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 15:10:19 -0500
From: William van Geest <>

Good afternoon,

I have received communication from Councillor Leiper’s office that in order for City staff to participate in this meeting, it will need to be scheduled for the following week. I apologize for this change. I do, however, think it will be important for City staff to be on hand to answer questions.

The meeting has been rescheduled for the same time the following week—that is, Wednesday January 13 at 2 pm. All those who confirmed their presence for the earlier date will receive an invitation for the new date. If you did not already confirm your presence, however, please kindly do so and I will ask Councillor Leiper’s office to add you to the call.

Wishing warm and safe holidays to each—

William van Geest
Member, Advocacy Working Group
Bike Ottawa (

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 11:16 AM William van Geest wrote:

Good morning,

In light of questions raised concerning reconfigurations proposed for Scott Street to improve facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, Councillor Jeff Leiper has kindly agreed to host a meeting to address these questions, on Bike Ottawa’s initiation.

Of primary consideration will be two matters:

the decision to develop a uni-directional eastbound cycle track on the south side of Scott and convert the existing bi-directional MUP on the north side to uni-directional (westbound)
the decision to not include the intersection of Carleton Avenue and Scott Street among those receiving “protected” treatment

Discussion will not, however, be limited to these two matters.

Bike Ottawa is inviting all Community Associations and Business Improvement Areas whose area of representation lies in proximity to the reconfigurations to attend this meeting. To keep the meeting to a manageable size, we ask each organization to limit their delegates to two or three members. Naturally, we strongly encourage you to survey your membership for their views on the proposed reconfigurations.

The meeting will take place online on Wednesday, January 6 at 2:00 pm. Login information will be distributed in advance of the meeting. We would be grateful if you indicated your intention to attend by simply responding to this message—although this is by no means mandatory for participation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

With best wishes,
William van Geest

Member, Advocacy Working Group
Bike Ottawa (