Category Archives: Traffic

Speed bumps and other traffic discussions.

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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Sidewalk Construction in the Neighbourhood

As mentioned previously, the old asphalt sidewalks are being replaced by concrete ones. So both Clearview:

Replacing the sidewalk on Clearview avenue. The temporary pedestrian path is behind the fence to the right.

Construction detail of concrete forms on Clearview for the new sidewalk.

and Premier avenue are being done:

Work on Premier Avenue sidewalks. This is taken on Friday April 21 2017, a bit after 1pm and there aren’t any cars parked on Premier!

Spring Street Sweeping

Also see http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/transportation-and-parking/road-and-sidewalk-maintenance/spring-maintenance-and-flood-control#spring-clean-street-sweeping, particularly for concentrated street cleaning locations and schedules.

From the city’s winter parking alerts newsletter:

Street sweeping operations now in effect

The City of Ottawa’s winter overnight parking restrictions are now completed for the 2016-2017 season. The City would like to thank you for your cooperation in making our streets safer throughout the winter season.

On Sunday, April 9 City of Ottawa crews will begin the annual city-wide sweeping of streets and sidewalks, including both daytime and night-time operations. These operations are necessary to remove debris, dust and sand that accumulated over the winter months.
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