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Colonel By Drive Crossing at Avenue Road

Echo Drive stairs  20170119 snThose 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:


New Pedestrian Crossovers Open on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway

Two new pedestrian crossovers, the first project completed in Ottawa under the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF), opened December 22, 2016 along the Queen Elizabeth Driveway.

The pedestrian crossovers are located on the west side of the Bank Street Bridge (east of Queen Elizabeth Place) and mid-block at Commissioners Park. Pedestrian crossovers were installed city-wide earlier this year along low-speed, low-volume roads.


Be Safe, Be Seen

Having an extra light when you cycle or walk in the dark can boost your visibility tremendously. The OSCA Traffic & Safety Committee invites you to give-away event at the Old Firehall on Sunday, November 27, 2016. Safer Roads Ottawa will be handing out free lights from 10am to noon at the Shop Your Local Talent Craft Show.


Main Street: Almost Complete!

On the last day of November 2016, as scheduled, Main Street again became a two-way route after almost two years of reconstruction. But it sure looks different and works differently than when construction started back in 2015.

More work will be done over the next few weeks and almost all of the construction will be done until the spring.


Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway Closure

A 1.4-kilometre section of the Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway, from Clegg Street to the Bank Street Bridge, will be closed while Parks Canada repairs the canal walls. A detour route for pedestrians and cyclists, primarily along Echo Drive, will be in place for the duration of the rehabilitation work from Monday, November 7, 2016 until the end of May 2017. The stairways at Echo Drive and Riverdale Avenue will also be closed during this work.


Bank Street Renewal

Between Riverside Drive North and Ledbury Avenue

The City of Ottawa has initiated a study to develop a Recommended Functional Design Plan for Bank Street from the Riverside Drive North to Ledbury Avenue. The Plan will include preliminary roadway geometry and general arrangements, typical cross sections, pavement markings, intersection details, preliminary landscape designs, and identify property requirements and project costs.


Nearby Bike Repair Station

LP bike station smallDid you know there's a bike repair station at Lansdowne Park? This self-service station on Bank Street at the corner at Exhibition Way (in front of the Craft Beer Market restaurant) offers a pump and various tools for quick repairs and adjustments.