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Old Ottawa South Community Association

Compromise on Lansdowne

Compromise on Lansdowne

Lansdowne update: Public consultation before talks on transferring control

Thanks to the mobilization of the community and the work of Councillor Shawn Menard’s office, there is some good news coming out of the City of Ottawa’s Finance and Economic Development Committee on November 5, 2019.

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Changing the Deal at Lansdowne

Changing the Deal at Lansdowne

A public forum: Monday, October 28, 2019 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park.

If you care about the future of Lansdowne Park and how the land will be used in the coming years, come to this public meeting with the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG), Glebe Community Association, Old Ottawa East Community Association, and Old Ottawa South Community Association.

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Nearby Bike Repair Station

Nearby Bike Repair Station

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.

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Lansdowne Transportation Monitoring and Operations Committee Community Report 2016

Introduction

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.

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Lansdowne Impact Survey Results

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:

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Take the Lansdowne Impact Survey

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.

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Presentation to City of Ottawa Transportation Committee

Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA)
Traffic and Safety Committee
Presentation to City of Ottawa Transportation Committee
April 20, 2015


Introduction

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.

Outcomes/Results

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.

Problem Areas

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.
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Transportation Around Lansdowne: One Year In

TD Place July 2014  On April 20, 2015, the Lansdowne Transportation Monitoring Operations Commiteee (LTMOC) updated the City of Ottawa's Transportation Committee on its work over the past year.

Winnie Pietrykowski & Sue Neill, OSCA's reps on LTMOC, made the following remarks to the committee on behalf of OSCA.

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