News and updates related to traffic, parking, safety, and transportation.
01 Sep 2015
- Last Updated on 01 September 2015
- Written by Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre
On September 1, 2015, the rules of the road will be updated to help keep Ontarians safe. Changes include tougher penalties for distratcted driving, new rules to protect cyclists, and measures to ensure the safety of tow truck drivers and children riding school buses.
12 Aug 2015
- Last Updated on 11 September 2015
- Written by David Chernushenko, Capital Ward Councillor
I've heard from a number of residents who are concerned about the speed of traffic on Ossington St. Based on staff recommendations, I'm proposing to install two speed humps along Ossington between Bank and Grosvenor. After considering several spots, City staff identified 9/12 Ossington and at 18/19 Ossington as the most suitable locations.
02 Jun 2015
- Last Updated on 08 June 2015
- Written by Winnie Pietrykowski
The Ripple Effect
Check out this link to CBC's Lucy van Oldenbarneveld's coverage on June 1, 2015. Traffic on Riverdale Avenue has doubled.
Note the traffic signal at Colonel By Drive & Clegg is now in operation and changes the crossing of Echo Drive at Clegg for pedestrians and cyclists.
24 Jun 2015
- Last Updated on 24 June 2015
- Written by City of Ottawa
In late June 2015, the City of Ottawa will begin construction in your neighbourhood. This work is being done to improve infrastructure in your neighborhood and will involve significant structural repairs to the McIlraith Bridge.
20 May 2015
- Last Updated on 21 May 2015
- Written by Web Editor
Construction is planned for Spring 2015 to Summer 2016, with work set to begin on Monday, May 25, 2015. For details on the planned street closures and detours consult the Old Ottawa East Communiity Association construction page for updates or the City of Ottawa website.
20 Jun 2015
- Last Updated on 20 June 2015
- Written by Winnie Pietrykowski, OSCA’s Traffic & Safety Committee Chair
Following the City of Ottawa's Safer Roads Program presentation at the Firehall this past winter, we are pleased to announce that the Safer Road Signs have finally arrived! There are 50 in total, with English on one side and French on the other.
14 May 2015
- Last Updated on 15 May 2015
- Written by Sue Neill
In response to a complaint from the OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee about ongoing illegal left turns at Echo Drive north on to Bank Street, a new temporary sign has been installed on Echo Drive. As well, a police car has been stationed at the intersection during targeted peak periods. Thanks to City officials and the Ottawa Police for their assistance in discouraging this dangerous practice of illegal left turns.