Traffic & Safety Committee Objectives for 2020-2021

Traffic & Safety Committee Objectives for 2020-2021

At the time of writing this article (April 23, 2020), traffic is calm in Old Ottawa South. There are fewer cars on the road and the Bank Street Canal Bridge has been re-configured to allow more space for pedestrians and cyclists. Isn’t it wonderful! But we are all looking forward to some degree of normalcy returning to our lives and our streets. Unfortunately some of the traffic and safety issues will return as well….

Bank Street Transportation Forum Report

Bank Street Transportation Forum Report

Back in December 2019, we hosted a public forum on Bank Street Transportation through Old Ottawa South and the Glebe. We know the street does not currently meet the needs of all road users. As a first step, we have released our As We Heard It report. This report includes the presentations by community groups and city staff, as well as the feedback we received before, after, and during the meeting.

Taking Care of Business, Thinking Ahead

Taking Care of Business, Thinking Ahead

Since our last article in November 2014, the OSCA Traffic & Safety Committee has continued to meet monthly, represent OOS at Lansdowne’s Transportation Management Operations Committee, meet with City officials (yes another walkabout in January 2015) and host discussions with residents on issues specific to the streets on which they live (Aylmer, Willard). Although the work of the Committee continues to be driven by recommendations endorsed by OSCA in September 2013, we are beginning…

A Dazzle of Zebra Stripes

A Dazzle of Zebra Stripes

This last month they seem to be popping up everywhere: zebra stripes at Aylmer & Bank and lately at Sunnyside & Riverdale and yet another dazzle a little further south at Cameron & Riverdale – the latest arrivals in a series of recommendations endorsed by OSCA in 2012. We seem to be on a roll! The Annual Report of the Lansdowne Transportation Management Operations Committee (LTMOC) is due in April 2015 and now that…

More Zebras on Bank Street

More Zebras on Bank Street

You may have noticed a new set of zebra stripes at the intersection of Bank and Aylmer! This traffic calming and pedestrian safety measure is the result of consultations with the City and OSCA’S Traffic and Safety Committee.  It is one of the many recommendations resulting from our Traffic Survey of 2013.

Green Streets Can Calm Traffic

Recent articles have drawn attention to the unattractive trees and gardens on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South and have raised the question — whose job is it to remedy this situation? The Old Ottawa South Traffic and Safety Committee, chaired by Winnie Pietrykowski, has also asked that question.  The Traffic Committee, in addition to following up on the OOS Traffic Survey with the City officials and sitting on the Lansdowne Traffic Monitoring Operations Committee…

Old Ottawa South Traffic: Where to from Here?

Old Ottawa South Traffic: Where to from Here?

The Old Ottawa South Traffic Survey was initiated in response to traffic management issues raised at the Lansdowne Transportation Advisory Committee (LTAC), chaired by Councilor David Chernushenko. The Survey acts as a bridge between two official City Studies, one completed in 2012 West of Bank Street, the other initiated in May 2013 East of Bank encompassing Riverdale Avenue & Area, including Sunnyside Avenue East of Bank (results expected late 2013 or early 2014).

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