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Dial S for Sharrow

So what exactly are those lines on local roads, such as along the Bank Street Bridge, supposed to mean?

The City of Edmonton created the video "The Lady & the Shared-Use Lanes" to explain sharrows.

Update: Airport Parkway & Lester Road Widening Environmental Assessment Study Open House Thurs. Mar. 10, 2016

Edit: The deadline to submit comments on the Recommended Plan has been extended to April 7, 2016.

The City of Ottawa is undertaking the Airport Parkway and Lester Road Widening Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine the most appropriate means to accommodate and manage increasing transportation requirements related to growth in the surrounding communities and airport lands.

View the display boards from the March 2016 open house here with details on comments received so far, recommended plans, and next steps.


Please Walk Your Bike Initiative

please walk your bikeThe Safer Roads Ottawa program reminds cyclists to please walk their bikes when travelling in pedestrian areas. The City is mindful that cyclists may sometimes choose to use a sidewalk, especially if the roadway feels unsafe, so please consider other users and walk your bicycle on the sidewalk.


Lansdowne Impact Survey Results

On Friday, November 13, 2015, Brian Mitchell, Chair of the Glebe Community Association Traffic Committee, presented the results of the Lansdowne Impact Survey to the Lansdowne Transportation Management Committee (LTMOC).  What follows is a summary of his presentation.


New Signalized Crossing on Bronson

Bronson Avenue is gaining a new pedestrian and cyclist crossing south of Colonel By Drive. In addition to traffic signals, the improvements include new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, multi-use pathways, streetlights, and modifications to the ramps connecting Bronson to Colonel By and Bronson Place.

Construction is scheduled to begin in mid-September 2015. The crossing should be functional by the end of November, with final paving and landscaping to be completed next spring or summer.


Take the Lansdowne Impact Survey

With the first summer of activity at the fully redeveloped Lansdowne behind us, the OSCA Traffic Committee is looking for feedback on how the community is using the new Lansdowne and on its impact on traffic (including pedestrian, cycling and transit matters), particularly day-to-day activities at Lansdowne but large events also.

Last chance to complete this traffic survey! The survey will remain open until October 31, 2015.



Carleton Pumping Station and Forcemain Rehabilitation

Starting in October 2015, the City of Ottawa will begin required modifications to the sanitary sewer network on Cameron Avenue. The purpose of this project is to improve the long-term reliability of the forcemain feeding the sanitary sewer network, and to improve the ability to clean and maintain the sanitary sewer system. The work within this area includes replacing a maintenance hole located immediately west of the intersection at Léonard Avenue and Cameron Avenue.