Category Archives: Traffic

Speed bumps and other traffic discussions.

Scott & SJAM Parkway Closures

This is from the city of Ottawa:

Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway – On weekdays, until Friday, June 7, there will be intermittent off-peak lane closures on Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway, between 9:30 am and 3 pm. The closures are for tree clearing and will be between Dominion and Cleary avenues.

Scott Street – From Monday, June 3 to Friday June 14, weather-permitting, Scott Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction, during off-peak hours between Churchill Avenue North and Smirle Avenue as part of the Scott Street Sewer and Watermain Rehabilitation Project.

Vision Zero Safety Program

Councillor Jeff Leiper is requesting our support to implement a Vision Zero Program in Ottawa, to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries.

Two motions are attached, that Councillor Leiper proposes to present to Council. One is for a comprehensive Vision Zero strategy. The other is a proposal to use the Federal Government’s one time increase in the share of the gas tax, which is being rebated to Municipalities, to implement safe cycling infrastructure. Jeff encourages residents to write to the Mayor and Councillors to support these motions, which will be debated by City Council.

Contact information for the Mayor and Councillors is here: https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/mayor-and-city-councillors
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Road Safety Action Plan & Survey

From: Road Safety Action Plan / Plan d’Action de la Sécurité Routière <rsap-pasr@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019, 4:02:25 p.m. EST
Subject: Road Safety Action Plan Update

Good afternoon everyone,

We are pleased to provide you with you some updates concerning the stakeholder engagement session (July 2018) and the next steps involving the development of the Road Safety Action Plan (RSAP) which is being led by staff in the Traffic Services Branch of the Transportation Services Department

Work has continued on phase 2 of the project and we would like to encourage to participate in consultation opportunities identified below.
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Water Main Break at Keyworth and Sunnymede

I just got back from a walk to find out why there was a large pile of ice at the bottom of our driveway on Daniel Avenue. Turns out the water main has sprung a leak in the middle of the Keyworth and Sunnymede intersection. Water is pouring out of cracks in the road, making a nice little brook about 1m wide and 2cm deep, flowing quickly west down Sunnymede (there’s a slope there). It was flowing into Daniel Avenue earlier this morning and froze up along the gutter side of the street. Since then, city crews have opened up storm drains closer to the leak and have closed off Keyworth, with signs at the Amanda and Clearview ends saying road closed, local traffic only. Keyworth buses have been diverted to Daniel. Thanks to the city crews for their quick action; hope repairs go smoothly.

– Alex

P.S. The Holiday Craft Show seemed busy when I popped in, they’re open until 3pm today at the Field House.

Day One in the Post-Car Era – on Pontiac

Daniel Buckles writes:

Hours after planters were installed on Pontiac as part of the Park extension/depaving project, a new temporary public use has taken shape. It inspires me to dream about a time when cars as we know them will no longer rule (and pollute) the land.

[Pontiac Street with barrier planters, and a hockey net]

Laws for Lower Speed Limits

Subject: NR: Big Win for Our Community! Ontario Passes Legislation to Keep Kids Safe on Local Roads
Date: Tue, 30 May 2017 21:21:13 +0000
From: Yasir Naqvi, MPP (Constituency Office) <ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org>

Dear Friends,

As you know, with your support, I made changing the law to lower speed limits a part of my 2014 campaign. I am excited to share that today the Ontario passed legislation to protect the most vulnerable users of local roads, including our children, seniors, pedestrians and cyclists.
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Highway 417 Construction from Maitland to Island Park Drive

From: “Sott, Anita” <SottA@mmm.ca>
Date: May 29, 2017 at 9:27 AM
Subject: GWP 4058-01-00 Highway 417 Rehabilitation & Widening from west of Maitland Avenue to east of Island Park Drive – Notice of DCR Submission

Dear Sir or Madam,

The purpose of this message is to inform you that a Design and Construction Report (DCR) has been prepared for the above-noted project and will be available for a 30-day public review period from May 29, 2017 to June 27, 2017.


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