On September 14, 2023, Council approved a plan to add a bike lane in each direction on Bank Street between Riverside Drive westbound and Chesley Street, including on the Billings Bridge. The recommended plan proposes reducing the number of through-lanes for vehicles on this segment from two per direction to one, in order to accommodate the bike lanes. The plan also includes modifications at the Riverside Drive and Riverdale Avenue intersections to provide right-turn…
The National Capital Commission is seeking public input on this year’s active use of the parkways program.
Have you ever wondered how to prolong your biking season? We at the Enviro Crew OOS have been thinking about this a lot, especially now that some of us are back in the office and remembering how much we dislike commuting by car. Bicycle ownership skyrocketed during the pandemic and it seems unfair to stop reaping the benefits of riding just because we live in a city with four distinct seasons.
The new pedestrian bridge across the Rideau River linking Carleton University and Vincent Massey Park was lifted into place on July 23, 2022.
Beginning in June 2022, the City of Ottawa will begin construction on the Bank Street Canal Bridge Cycling Lanes Project. This work will include bridge rehabilitation work and the addition of cycling facilities. This work is being conducted to improve the aging infrastructure and to improve the safety for all road users.
Joining the western side of Brewer Park to the Carleton University campus is a well-used footbridge tucked alongside the Rideau River. The construction material is quintessentially Canadian: the railings are made of wooden hockey sticks! The commemorative plaque, somewhat worn and graffiti-ed, installed on the bridge reads:
Comments are requested by April 22, 2021 on the proposed changes for the Bank Street Canal Bridge. What: The City is designing improved active transportation (i.e., cycling and pedestrian) facilities on the Bank Street bridge over the Rideau Canal. In September 2020, City Council members endorsed a concept design for the bridge crossing that included a reduction of vehicle lanes over the bridge from the existing four lanes to three lanes in order to…
The City of Ottawa has once again converted the outside curb lanes on the Bank Street Bridge for more space, safety, and active transportation. Reconfiguration of Bank Street Bridge Public Consultation Permanent changes are also coming to the bridge, moving from a 4-lane model to a 3-lane model. The display boards showing the proposed changes have been uploaded to the project webpage.
An important traffic safety upgrade was recently completed on the request of OSCA’s Traffic & Safety Committee.
Would you like to provide feedback on the proposed redesign of the Bank Street Bridge? Councillor Shawn Menard is looking for your input on changes for the bridge. The deadline to take the survey is August 7, 2020.
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