The City of Ottawa is collaborating with Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group on an initiative to further enhance Aberdeen Square at Lansdowne Park to host community and special event programming.
Lansdowne Park is hosting free movie nights open to the public throughout July and August. Movies will begin at dusk – around 8:30 pm.
Traffic and Transportation Plan for Saturday, December 16, 2017
Did 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.
The OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee has been representing Old Ottawa South at the Lansdowne Transportation Monitoring and Operations Committee (LTMOC) for a little over two years. Each spring LTMOC presents its Annual Report to the Transportation Committee at City Hall. The community groups and associations participating at LTMOC meetings also develop community reports and these are included with LTMOC’s Annual Report.
When LTMOC’s Annual Report is presented to the City’s Transportation Committee, the communities also have an opportunity to present in person their summations of the year’s activities and to respond to questions from the Transportation Committee.
Early in March, OSCA’s 2016 Community Report was submitted to LTMOC and can be read in its entirety here at www.oldottawasouth.ca.
On Friday, November 13, 2015, Brian Mitchell, Chair of the Glebe Community Association Traffic Committee, presented the results of the Lansdowne Impact Survey to the Lansdowne Transportation Management Committee (LTMOC). What follows is a summary of his presentation.
Response to the survey during the month of October was steady and strong. By the closing date there were:
With the first summer of activity at the fully redeveloped Lansdowne behind us, the OSCA Traffic Committee is looking for feedback on how the community is using the new Lansdowne and on its impact on traffic (including pedestrian, cycling and transit matters), particularly day-to-day activities at Lansdowne but large events also.
Last chance to complete this traffic survey! The survey will remain open until October 31, 2015.
Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA)
Traffic and Safety Committee
Presentation to City of Ottawa Transportation Committee
April 20, 2015
Let me begin by saying that the Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) appreciates the opportunity to be a part of the Lansdowne Management Operations Committee (LTMOC). We have found it beneficial to community interests to work with LTMOC and City traffic specialists in a consistent and continuous manner.
Location of OOS
The Rideau Canal separates Old Ottawa South (OOS) from Lansdowne but OOS is as close to Lansdowne on the south side as Holmwood Avenue is on the north side. Our buffer is the Canal. Sunnyside Avenue, the second intersection south of the canal, is one of the main arterial routes used to transport patrons from Carleton University to Bank and a direct link between Bronson and Bank. Large event parking requirements and restrictions together with extra bus shuttle services have a direct impact on our local businesses and residents. As the retail side of Lansdowne gains in momentum, however, OOS is primarily concerned with day-to-day pedestrian and cycling safety.
Some notable results of our work with our Councilor David Chernushenko, City officials and LTMOC include: an advanced pedestrian signal at Bank & Sunnyside, a “dazzle” of zebra stripes at intersections from Aylmer to Riverdale on Bank, and a new system of sharrows for cyclists travelling on the Bank Street Bridge.
Some problem areas, however, continue to be a “drag” on our moving forward:
- Of particular concern is the Bank Street Bridge. We support the latest proposed safety measures for cyclists and will continue to press for future improvements.
- Pedestrian safety at Aylmer & Bank, the first intersection directly south of Lansdowne is a serious concern as are the walking routes for school children and after-four programs at peak traffic periods along Sunnyside Avenue, east and west of Bank.
- The automatic east-west pedestrian signal agreed to by City officials in early March from Glebe Avenue to Riverdale (at Billings Bridge) has not been implemented. To date no alternative has been proposed between Aylmer & Riverdale.