The Traffic and Safety Committee advises the Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) on issues related to traffic & transportation and is the Board’s primary liaison with residents, the City, and other organizations.
What does the Traffic Committee do? Through a variety of activities the committee:
- Encourages community dialogue on traffic issues affecting Old Ottawa South
- Monitors development proposals for conformity with principles and policies endorsed by the Board
- Recommends policy positions to OSCA, following community consultation, analysis, and discussions with the City and other stakeholders
The Traffic Committee meets monthly, the first Tuesday of every month.
Key issues on the committee’s agenda include:
- Promoting walking and safe cycling in Old Ottawa South
- Lobbying for safe crossings of Colonel By Drive between Avenue Road and Bronson Avenue
- Reducing danger on Bank Street, including the Bank Street Bridge, by eliminating speeding, red light running, and illegal left turns
- Increasing enforcement of parking bylaws
- Participating in greening projects to enhance the community and influence driver behaviour e.g. Green Dreamers
- Participating in safety evaluations
- Working with the City of Ottawa on local traffic-calming initiatives
Do any of these topics interest you? Are you interested in doing more or would you like to share skills that could enhance these issues? Do you want to learn more about advocacy and/or lobbying? Do you want to engage in “greening” projects that will enhance your community and change driver behaviour patterns? There is always room for more ideas and volunteers.
Comments and questions are welcome. Contact the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.