Category Archives: Traffic

Speed bumps and other traffic discussions.

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 <william.vangeest@gmail.com>

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.
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Scott Street Cycling and Pedestrian Presentation

Co-chair Heather writes:

On November 25, Jeff Leiper hosted an information and Q&A session with City Transportation Planning Staff, on upcoming changes to Scott St, to make it more bicycle and pedestrian friendly. Plans are to upgrade the section from Churchill to Holland later next year. Jeff provided us a copy of the presentation which describes the project and timelines. Within the next month, Staff will put up a web page with further information. The page will be updated as work proceeds.

Thank you,
Heather
hptek20@teksavvy.com



The presentation, and YouTube archive of the video conference are indexed in our city councillor’s page on the meeting:
http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/scott-street-cycling-pedestrian-placemaking-update-presentation-nov-25-meetiing
[Long Term Plan Map - One Way Cycling on the Multiuse Path beside the Transitway]

Tunney’s Pasture Drones – November 23-27

A literal heads-up about some drone activity at Tunney’s Pasture via Heather…

FYI: There will be planned drone flights over Tunney’s Pasture between Nov. 23 & 27 (weather permitting) for new central heating/cooling plant project east of Banting Building, west side of Jeanne Mance Building parking lot.

Appropriate coordination with NAV Canada & Transport Canada will be part of flight arrangements. Future additional flights may be needed.



Originally from http://www.mechanicsville.ca/news/2020/11/22/planned-drone-flight-over-the-tunneys-pasture

Clearview Crosswalk

Of note in councillor Jeff Leiper’s Kitchissippi ward newsletter #238:

Clearview crosswalk forthcoming

After several months of navigating the bureaucracies at the City and NCC, we’ve been informed that the signalized pedestrian crosswalk at Island Park and Clearview being funded as part of the benefits associated with the Mizrahi project is finally set to get underway. Work should begin on that in the next couple of weeks.

There’s also a description of the project from last year at http://www.kitchissippiward.ca/content/clearviewipd-pedestrian-crossover-plans

Gas Leak on Scott Street

There are several reports of a gas leak on Scott Street east of Island park. Possibly the construction people hit the wrong pipe, or the ground subsided and broke a gas pipe after sewer work. Anyway, whatever the cause, the closest houses have been evacuated and you should use some other street to get to the neighbourhood (Scott is closed from Northwestern westward).

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/avoid-scott-street-east-of-island-park-after-gas-leak-fire-department-warns

https://www.ottawamatters.com/local-news/residents-west-of-tunneys-pasture-asked-to-stay-inside-due-to-gas-leak-2861847

SJAM Parkway Closed this Weekend

The NCC says that the SJAM parkway will be closed this weekend (between Island Park and Booth), for a bridge replacement in the LeBreton Flats area. This includes the “pilot” project of letting people walk & bike on the westbound lanes on the weekend, but not this weekend. Their press release text:
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Construction in the Neighbourhood

A few photos from near the neighbourhood yesterday…

[20200819 New Sidewalk at Scott and IPD]

New sidewalk beside the transitway is now ready for the public (saw people on it the day after). Dug up, re-gravelled underneath and paved. It seems slightly wider, or maybe that’s the new painted lane line. But no more brick speed stripes (or whatever you call those lines across the path with spacing decreasing closer to an intersection). Also no more 1cm diameter holes from missing stones in the old asphalt, so luggage wheels will be able to survive.

[20200819 Scott Eastbound Under Construction at IPD]

Scott Street eastbound is now all dug up from Island Park Drive eastwards, for sewer maintenance. Best bet to get into the neighbourhood is go westbound on Scott and turn right at a bridge, or come north on Carleton and take advantage of the traffic lights there.


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