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AGM 2016: Traffic and Safety

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Traffic and Safety Committee Report

Advises the OSCA Board on issues related to traffic and safety in Old Ottawa South and acts as the primary liaison between public bodies and the Board on these issues

Co-chairs: Winnie Pietrykowski & Sue Neill 

Committee members: Kathy Krywicki, Sue Neill, Winnie Pietrykowski, Brian Ure. 


  • Encouraging community dialogue on traffic and safety issues affecting Old Ottawa South
  • Recommending policy positions to the OSCA Board on traffic and safety issues, following community consultation, analysis, and discussions with public bodies, and other stakeholders
  • Articulating OSCA’s views and positions through such documents as policy statements, principles, and making representations to the City and other public bodies
  • Promoting the creation and adoption of formal, neighbourhood-specific policies related to traffic and safety, including measures to calm traffic
  • Monitoring development proposals for conformity with principles and policies related to traffic and endorsed by the Board

Progress in 2015

  • Representation of OSCA at the Lansdowne Transportation Monitoring Operations Committee (LTMOC)
  • Preparation of community report for the City Transportation Committee
  • Participation in the design, implementation, and analysis of the Glebe/OOS Lansdowne Traffic Survey
  • Promotion of the Safer Roads Ottawa Campaign: distribution of signs
  • Participation in greening initiatives: monitoring the Sunnyside Green Streets treatment, support for the Green Dreamers team, new trees on Bank Street
  • Representation of OSCA at various city-wide activities:  Main Street Renewal project, Airport Parkway Expansion review, new Bronson Traffic signals, Community Association Forum on Environmental Sustainability (CAFES) group

Priorities for 2016

  • Participate with community groups and the City to make Bank Street Bridge and adjoining intersections safer
  • Monitor traffic calming measures on Riverdale and area (including Sunnyside).
  • Advocate for automatic pedestrian signals at all traffic lights on Bank Street between the bridges
  • Advocate for and monitor plans of safe crossings to the canal, including QED at Queen Elizabeth Place and especially across CBD in OOS
  • Participate in LTMOC and other community meetings
  • Address traffic and safety priorities from the recent OSCA Survey
Last modified on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 08:29

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