New Scott Street Connection to the Winter Trail

Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail Announcement: please help spread the word!

NOW OPEN!! The Scott Street Connector at Tunney’s Pasture!

It is with great pleasure that the Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail Team can at last announce the opening of its new Scott St. Connector.

This newest groomed addition to the winter trail network is located along the tree-lined western edge of the Tunney’s Pasture site, and establishes a new formal trail access point near the corner of Scott St. and Sir Frederick Banting Driveway. This new trailhead is within easy reach of the neighbourhoods immediately to the south of Scott St, as well as to the Tunney’s LRT station.

Winter Trail users (walkers, skiers, winter bikers) can park in the NW corner, or the SW corner, of the Tunney’s Pasture parking lots any time after 3pm on weekdays, and all day on Saturday & Sunday, except during snow clearance operations.

[Satellite View of the Neighbourhood with Trail Extension in Yellow]
20220120 KitchiSibiWT Scott St Connector Map-Dec 2021.pdf

Should you wish to learn more about the Kìchì Sìbì Winter Trail or how to support it, please visit www.wintertrail.ca. ICYMI, donations are tax deductible.
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Scott Street Bus Stop adjustments – December 19

Via Heather, from the city:

Subject: Scott Street Bus Stop adjustments – Effective December 19 2021

Good afternoon,

Please be advised that OC Transpo has advised of upcoming changes to bus stops along Scott Street. Please feel free to share this information with members of your community.

On December 19th, in line with the Winter Service Change, there will be two stop adjustments on Scott Street.
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Pedestrian Crossing Nearing Completion at Island Park & Clearview

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 9:56 AM ROLAND DORSAY wrote:

Tada!

The IPD-Clearview crosswalk is up and running. Great to see cars stopping for kids crossing IPD to get to school this morning.

Many thanks to Geoff/Tom, City staff, the NCC and many others who helped make it happen, including Sam Mizrahi who agreed to pay for it all.

Roland

[Island Park and Clearview crossing with new giant light poles with flashers at mid-height]

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

Traffic cones and other orange coloured things (not pumpkins!) are going up around the Island Park Drive and Clearview Avenue intersection. Could it be that the traffic light is being installed? Here’s the view from this morning, with some more traffic control equipment trucks arriving moments later, perhaps to add more traffic detour barrels.

[Intersection with orange poles separating sidewalk from road and some traffic barrels on the road and some detour signs]

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter of October 29 2021:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

My most recent understanding of when the IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing will go in is that the contractor is now ready and that they are waiting for a road cut permit. My office is advocating for an expedition of that. We’ll see.

Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

I’ve been fielding a few questions about when the signalized pedestrian crossing is expected to be completed. It’s a very good question. We’ve been given multiple dates by the City that have all fallen through. I’ve raised my concern over the length of time it’s taking to accomplish this with senior staff and the latest timeframe we’ve been given is from mid- to the end-of-October. I’m treating that with a grain of salt. What we do know is that there’s a finalized work order in place, but that materials are apparently on back order. The crossing is coming. I just don’t know when.

Draft Official Plan Open House – September 29

On October 14th, a new Draft Official Plan for Ottawa will be presented to the Planning Committee. This Plan is substantially different in orientation from the current OP. It directs a major amount of intensification to the communities in Ottawa’s north end and will have a significant impact on how infill development will occur during the next 25 years. From across Ottawa, community groups and organisations came together to review the Draft OP. The attachments developed by this “People’s Official Plan” collaboration, outline the conclusions resulting from extensive analysis and provide a concise summary of what needs to change before a new OP will be ready for adoption.

As part of the public engagement process, Residents are invited to join City Staff at a Public Open House on September 29th at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about the new OP.

Please register for this meeting here.

Please submit your questions here.

Thanks, Heather


fair-inclusive.pdf
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Clearview and Island Park Drive Traffic Light News Update

From our city councillor Jeff Leiper’s newsletter today:

IPD/Clearview pedestrian crossing

With my apologies, I learned last week that the planned pedestrian crossing at Island Park Drive and Clearview will likely not be completed now until October. The schedule I’d previously been given saw it completed by Labour Day. It’s been asserted to me that some required parts are on back-order, which has not been uncommon due to the pandemic. I have expressed my extreme disappointment to our City Manager both at the lack of notice and further delay in this project, and the City is exploring ways to try to accelerate completion.

Curbside Garbage Collection Options

Subject: Curbside Garbage Collection Options – Public Engagement
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 22:39:43 -0400
From: Heather Pearl <hptek20@teksavvy.com>

The City is asking for your views on several options being considered for curbside garbage collection. To find out more and to provide feedback, go to the Engage Ottawa website at https://engage.ottawa.ca/solid-waste-master-plan where you can:

  • Respond to a survey (until September 12);
  • Post comments or questions to the website to obtain a public response; and/or,
  • Sign up to participate in one of several workshops over the coming weeks.

Thanks, Heather

Draft Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan – June 14

In case you’re interested in the city parks, there’s one consultation session via Zoom remaining and an online survey…

Subject: City of Ottawa Update No. 31 – Draft Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan // Mise à jour de la Ville d’Ottawa No. 31 – Plan directeur des infrastructures des parcs et des loisirs
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 19:21:47 +0000
From: rec (recreation)-info / info-loisirs <rec-info-loisirs@ottawa.ca>

Dear Community Partner,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the second round of consultations on the Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan (the Plan).
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