Queen's Project on Animating the Rideau Canal

Urban planning students from Queen's University recently gave a presentation to city staff on development ideas for the Rideau Canal. The presentation included numerous innovative ideas for developing the canal throughout Ottawa East. The complete presentation is available here (Warning: attachment is 22MB).

Open House on Lees Avenue Reconstruction

Earlier this month, the City of Ottawa held an open house regarding the proposed reconstruction of Lees Avenue (from Main to Chestnut). View the map of the proposed redesign that was presented at the meeting. The proposed reconstruction involves the reconstruction of the street surface components, including a new roadway, cycling provisions, sidewalks, parking arrangement, and landscaping. The project includes the provision of an eastbound bike lane along the south curb line, and the elimination of on-street parking in that location. On-street parking will be provided along the north curb line.

Lansdowne Traffic & Parking Issues Presentation - December 9, 2013

Residents are invited to a presentation of the City of Ottawa's monitoring plan and report on the work of the Lansdowne Transportation Advisory Committee (LTAC).

Monday, 9 December, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Giles Presbyterian Church, First Ave. and Bank St.

Over the past 18 months, community representatives, invited experts and city staff have been meeting to discuss the anticipated traffic and parking challenges that a redeveloped Lansdowne Park will bring. This Lansdowne Transportation Advisory Committee (LTAC) contributed to the development of a monitoring plan to identify specific problems, and made recommendations regarding other steps that might be taken to address these challenges.

This is an opportunity to learn about the monitoring plan, other agreed changes, and issues still to be resolved.

Rideau River pathway update

The public consultation group concerning the Rideau River Western Pathway met again on November 6, 2013. View the city’s presentation. A public open house was also held on November 13 and residents have until November 27 to submit comments on this phase of the project.

Update on Elgin Street closure

The City of Ottawa has provided an update regarding the closure of the small section of Elgin Street south of the Queensway between Isabella and Pretoria (adjacent to the TD Bank). For more details read the full notice.

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