News and updates related to traffic, parking, safety, and transportation.
22 Mar 2017
- Last Updated on 22 March 2017
- Written by Winnie Pietrykowski
When learning is practical and fun, it’s often more effective. And what better way to introduce safe cycling habits into everyday activities than to make it fun! There is so much to learn about cycling: choosing the right bike, the right helmet, understanding the basic mechanics of a bike, its essential safety features, learning legal hand signals, moving around traffic and large obstacles like garbage trucks and road construction, and so much more. Although instilling best cycling practices begins at home, there are a variety of ways to reinforce and refresh the safety and road features of riding a bicycle for young and old alike.
So mark your calendars! Highlight Sunday morning June 11, 2017 and come to OOS’s Bicycle Rodeo. Help us celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of what we hope will be an annual event!
17 Mar 2017
- Last Updated on 18 March 2017
- Written by City of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa is hosting a public information session on road renewal in the northwest portion of Old Ottawa South, where the existing watermain, sanitary sewer, and road infrastructure has reached the end of its useful life and is in need of replacement/upgrading.This open house is an opportunity to review the design, ask questions, and provide comments on the proposed works.
The proposed work will involve the construction of new watermains and sanitary sewers along with full road reconstruction. House services will also be replaced up to the property line. Cycling lanes on Aylmer Avenue in the eastbound direction, and on Seneca Sreet in the southbound direction, will be implemented through pavement markings.
The City is planning construction activities from May 2018 to June 2020, with winter shut down periods from November to April.
06 Mar 2017
- Last Updated on 07 March 2017
- Written by Sue Neill, Co-Chair OSCA Traffic & Safety Committee
Do you have something to report to the City? Perhaps it's an illegally parked car on your street, or a huge pothole around the corner, or you may want to compliment a City employee for a job well done!
Well, the good news is that it’s very easy!
20 Jan 2017
- Last Updated on 21 January 2017
- Written by Dianne Breton & Peggy Edwards, The Council on Aging of Ottawa
Snow Moles are volunteers who report on what it's like to walk outside on a winter day, by completing a one-page questionnaire and returning it to a community contact.
The Snow Mole initiative is led by the Council on Aging of Ottawa's Age-Friendly program. Our goal is to audit and make recommendations that will make winter walking safe and enjoyable for older people and other vulnerable pedestrians (including people using mobility devices and young children).
03 Mar 2017
- Last Updated on 03 March 2017
- Written by Parks Canada
Work to repair the Rideau Canal walls between Bank Street and Pig Island along the eastern shoreline began in December 2016 and has been progressing on schedule. After a work platform was installed along the site, the contractor began the demolition work associated with this project—removing the old guard rails and chipping away damaged concrete from both the face and top of the wall.
During the week of February 20th, reinforcements and form work began to be put in place to ready the site for the new concrete. The concrete will begin to be poured and placed in early March. The project to repair this section of the Rideau Canal Walls in downtown Ottawa is on schedule to be completed by Spring 2017. The in water work should be completed by April with the shoreline and trail work to follow.
19 Jan 2017
- Last Updated on 19 January 2017
- Written by Kathy Krywicki
Those wanting to access the canal skateway from the stairs at Echo Drive/Avenue Road have been facing an obstacle, namely the stairway closure including concrete barriers at the bottom of the stairs prohibiting easy crossing of Colonel By Drive.
There is a promise to fix this — an update from Ian Grabina from the office of Councillor David Chernushenko: