Walkable Ottawa and 15 Minute Neighbourhoods

Via co-chair Heather: FYI. The Walkable Ottawa project links into what will be a major focus on 15 Minute Neighbourhoods as the City drafts its new Official Plan.

[Walkable Ottawa Poster]

Here is our website for you to explore and our social media channel for you to keep up on our progress:

Website
https://www.walkableottawa.ca/
Instagram Page
https://www.instagram.com/walkableottawa/?hl=en
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/WalkableOttawa
Reddit Page
https://www.reddit.com/user/WalkableOttawa
GoFund Me Page for Donations:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/walkable-ottawa

Talks on Infrastructure Etc, COVID Lessons – September 9, 10

A couple of upcoming events via the Federation of Citizens’ Associations:

PIED and FCA Planning Updates – Wednesday, September 9 at 7 p.m.

[FCA Poster inviting people to PIED - Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Development]
INVITATION FCA.PIED AGENDA. SEPT 9 . sp.pdf

Energy Mix – What We’ve Learned from the Pandemic – Thursday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-weve-learned-from-the-pandemic-a-listening-session-for-fca-members-tickets-118952382779

[Poster for Energy*Mix's the What We've Learned from the Pandemic talk]
Learning from the Pandemic backgrounder v.1.pdf

Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2020-08-31

This week’s topics:

  • Back to School road safety.
  • Coyote sighting – in Barrhaven.

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COVID-19 and CPCA Operations in Fall 2020

How the CPCA will operate this season:

  • Undertake only outdoor community activities, where physical distancing can be achieved, to be considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the CPCA Board via the website if you are interested in organizing such an activity (Include details).
  • Covid waiver to be signed where applicable.
  • All meetings and AGM to be virtual.
  • Note that Board members remain active, attending virtual meetings and responding in writing to the City Councillor, City of Ottawa Committees and Committee of Adjustment regarding issues and proposals that affect our community.

Champlain Park Fieldhouse:

  • The CPCA has decided that we will not open the fieldhouse for any activities (rentals or CPCA use) this season.
  • This is because the Champlain Park Fieldhouse is an unstaffed, volunteer-run facility. The Covid-19 procedures and requirements outlined by the City would be difficult for our volunteers to undertake and to monitor. These include general hygiene practices to be followed by participants of indoor activities (hand hygiene, masks, physical distancing) plus Covid-19 cleaning, charting and monitoring responsibilities.

Ecology Ottawa Tree Fundraiser

Check out Ecology Ottawa’s Tree Fundraiser and help plant Ottawa’s future tree canopy! They are working with Ferguson Tree Nursery to offer you an amazing deal on 7 different native tree seedlings. By participating, you will not only be helping to green-up your community, but you will help support the important work of planting, protecting, and promoting trees in Ottawa.

[Ecology Ottawa Tree Poster]
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City’s Fall Recreation Programming

Subject: City of Ottawa Update – City’s Fall Recreation Programming // Mise à jour – Ville d’Ottawa – Programme de loisirs d’automne de la ville
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:21:51 +0000
From: rec (recreation)-info / info-loisirs <rec-info-loisirs@ottawa.ca>

We are excited to announce COVID-modified programming this fall. The City will kick off with the registration on Monday, August 24 at 9pm. The Recreation eGuides will be available to browse online on Friday, August 21.
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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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