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News and updates related to traffic, parking, safety, and transportation.

More Zebras on Bank Street

Bank-at-Aylmer-SNeill-photoYou may have noticed a new set of zebra stripes at the intersection of Bank and Aylmer!

This traffic calming and pedestrian safety measure is the result of consultations with the City and OSCA’S Traffic and Safety Committee.  It is one of the many recommendations resulting from our Traffic Survey of 2013.


Construction Work on Sunnyside Avenue

Sunnyside Avenue Traffic Management, Watermain and Stormwater Improvements

Beginning in early October 2014, the City of Ottawa will begin construction work in the Old Ottawa South neighbourhood.  This work is being conducted to improve traffic calming measures, stormwater drainage and drinking water infrastructures in the community.


How to Get to the Game at Lansdowne

Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group has announced plans for free park and shuttle services from multiple locations in Ottawa and Gatineau, free bus transit, and secure on-site parking for bicycles. Here's the official game plan for getting to and from TD Place, aka Lansdowne Park:

For an idea of what opens when, see this City of Ottawa diagram of the opening stages:

In addition, OSEG has invited residents of the Glebe, Old Ottawa South, and Old Ottawa East to an open house on Sunday, July 6, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm to view the new TD Place.

Green Streets Can Calm Traffic

Recent articles have drawn attention to the unattractive trees and gardens on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South and have raised the question — whose job is it to remedy this situation?


Lansdowne Game Day Information Meeting: Tues. June 17, 2014

LP-4936-JDanceOn Tuesday, June 17th from 7 to 9:00 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre, representatives from the City of Ottawa’s traffic, parking, and events planning units, Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group, OC Transpo, the National Capital Commission, and Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko will elaborate on Lansdowne re-opening events and respond to your questions.


Residents Survey: Lansdowne Transportation Plan

The City is undertaking its largest monitoring effort ever to assess and make improvements where necessary to the transportation plans for Lansdowne. Please complete the survey to provide your feedback on recent events at TD Place.

Safer Solution For Bank Street Bridge

Lower speed limit and signage to make bridge crossings more comfortable for cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians

Bank Street Bridge 285The way cyclists and motorists have been expected to share the road over the Bank Street Bridge, with its constrained lane widths, is unacceptable.

During peak periods, cyclists feel squeezed; when traffic volume is less, they are unnerved by the excessive speed of many vehicles passing mere centimetres from their shoulders. With the temporary lane reduction during Lansdowne construction, northbound motorists are currently not supposed to pass cyclists on the bridge, yet many do. This situation is made worse by the fact that the northbound curbside lane over the Bank Street Bridge is currently closed due to construction on the east side of Bank Street.