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The Re-Opening of Lansdowne Park: Traffic Plans

bank-st-at-lansdowneCommunity Info Session: Tues. June 17, 2014

After two years of construction, Lansdowne Park will begin a phased opening this summer, with football and/or soccer games taking place most weekends starting July 18, 2014.

To learn more about traffic plans related to the Lansdowne site, you are invited to attend an information meeting on June 17, 2014  7-9 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre.

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QED Crossing at Fifth Avenue

The National Capital Commission (NCC) hosted an open house May 6, 2014 to present the draft design of upcoming planned improvements to the crossing point at Queen Elizabeth Driveway and Fifth Avenue.

Comments are invited until Friday, May 9, 2014. An overview of the comments received and design adjustments will then be shared prior to construction. See a description of the planned improvements here.

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Traffic Updates

sunnyside avenue trafficDiscussions with the City of Ottawa continue as representatives from Old Ottawa South (OOS), the Glebe Community Association (GCA) and Old Ottawa East (OOE) continue to lobby for changes resulting from the 2013 OOS Traffic Survey and presented to the Lansdowne Transportation Advisory Committee (LTAC) in 2013 (see OSCAR November 2013 article for recommendations in full). 

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There’s Always Room For More!

We now have a Traffic Committee that will meet at the Firehall, the first Tuesday of every month at 6:45 p.m. Next meeting is Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

A great big thank you goes out to those residents who emailed and called in response to our request last month. Their talents and skills will go a long way to realizing traffic, transportation and related “greening” goals of this committee.

Key activities on the committee’s agenda include:

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Sunnyside Avenue Traffic Calming and “Green Street” Treatments

Public Open House No. 2: Wed. Feb. 19, 2014

The City of Ottawa will be constructing traffic calming and “green street” measures on Sunnyside Avenue this summer. The traffic calming measures are the outcome of the Old Ottawa South Area Traffic Management (ATM) Study that was completed in 2012. Building on the ATM Study, the City will also be constructing further enhancements to help “green” the street and provide improved stormwater management. Additionally, they have identified a need to replace a short section of storm sewer between Bronson Avenue and Sloan Avenue. The design of the project is now underway with the aim of completing construction in 2014.

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Traffic Updates: Some Modest Movement from City Hall or the Giant Slowly Stirs

sunnyside-at-bankThe week of March 3rd at City Hall proved to be both interesting and revealing.  As promised in last month’s column on Traffic Updates representatives from Old Ottawa South (OOS), the Glebe Community Association (GCA) and Old Ottawa East (OOE) met with Mayor Jim Watson and made presentations to the City’s Transportation Committee chaired by Councillor Keith Egli (Knoxdale-Merivale Ward, Nepean).

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Riverdale Avenue Area Traffic Management Study Report

The City of Ottawa has released the recommendations from the Riverdale Avenue Area Traffic Management (ATM) Study as follows: Riverdale ATM April 2014 Report.