Category Archives: Traffic

Speed bumps and other traffic discussions.

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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FCA Transportation Master Plan Workshop & Survey – April 8

Original at http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a27879f3aba0015f3fdd0f6be&id=858b60840f or at http://fca-fac.ca/2017/03/fca-transportation-workshop-and-survey/

FCA-FAC Transportation Master Plan: Workshop & Survey

Dear FCA members:

WORKSHOP: The City of Ottawa’s current Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is the City’s blueprint for planning, developing and operating its walking, cycling, public transit and road networks for the next two decades. It was approved in 2013, based on 2006 census information, 2011 traffic data, background reports and public consultation. It contains targets and strategies regarding walking, cycling, transit and vehicles for 2031 (to access the TMP go to http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/official-plan-and-master-plans/transportation-master-plan). The City originally intended to update the TMP for 2018, but now does not expect to begin the process to update the TMP until 2021.

But time does not stand still – assumptions change, new data becomes available, and a new TMP is needed. On Saturday April 8, 2017 (8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Tom Brown Arena, 141 Bayview Rd.) the FCA Transportation Committee will hold a half-day workshop on building a new Transportation Master Plan for our city. Please see the attached Agenda or click on it here:
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Winter Overnight Parking Ban in Effect

Special Advisory: Winter overnight parking ban in effect February 12, 2017 Announcements and Events Due to weather conditions, a winter overnight parking ban is in effect tonight between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. across Ottawa. This overnight parking ban will … Continue reading