E-scooters are back!

E-scooters are back!

The 900 e-scooters in the City program can be used in only selected neighbourhoods, bordered by St. Laurent Boulevard in the east, Rideau River/Carling Avenue in the south, Churchill Avenue in the west and the Ottawa River in the north. These are the same areas they operated in 2023. The 2024 season will operate, weather permitting, until November 15. Riders can unlock an e-scooter through the providers’ apps between 5 am and 1 am…

Billings Bridge Changes, Bank Street Bike Lanes

Billings Bridge Changes, Bank Street Bike Lanes

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…

New Speed Limit on QED and CBD

New Speed Limit on QED and CBD

With the overall goal of improving safety on the parkways, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is reducing the speed limit from 60 km/h to 40 km/h for the full length of Queen Elizabeth Driveway and a section of Colonel By Drive, from Bronson Avenue to Daly Avenue. This change will go into effect on September 19, 2022 with the installation of new signage.

Transportation Master Plan Consultation

Transportation Master Plan Consultation

Work continues on the City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan that will be the fundamental framework for how the Official Plan’s transportation goals are achieved. Several draft policies are now online and residents are invited to complete the associated survey feedback forms, as well as use the online engagement tool to review candidate projects, by the new deadline of March 31, 2022.

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