Rideau-Rockcliffe Newsletter

October is Library Month in Canada


Teen and Adult Programs – Ottawa Public Library

Open House: Rag and Bone Puppet Theatre presents Felicity Falls            October 5            10:30-11:30 a.m.               Rockcliffe Park

Fire Safety Storytime                                                                                                     October 9            10:00-10:30 a.m.               Rockcliffe Park

Walk for Your Health                                                                                                      October 19          11:00-12:15 p.m.               Rockcliffe Park

Walk for Your Health                                                                                                      October 2            10:15-11:30 a.m.               St. Laurent

Bridges to Volunteering (Volunteering 101)                                                         October 16          10:15-12:15 p.m.               St. Laurent

Vanier Parkway watermain construction may cause some traffic delays this weekend

The City advises motorists that lane reductions on the Vanier Parkway and Coventry Road will be in effect between 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 5th and 6:00 a.m. on Monday, October 7th.

Vehicular access to Coventry Road from the Vanier Parkway will be restricted at times, and detours will be in place.  Truck traffic on the Vanier Parkway north of Tremblay Road will be prohibited.

Motorists are advised to explore alternative routes and are reminded to respect reduced speed limits and use caution when travelling through construction zones.

This work is a component of the Orléans Watermain Link – West project, a $34.5 million initiative to improve the water distribution network by providing a redundant water supply between the Hurdman Bridge Pumping Station and St. Laurent Boulevard. No disruption of water service is expected during this construction.

The City of Ottawa has tools on ottawa.ca to help motorists and transit users plan their routes and manage their commute including:

Travel Planner at octranspo.com – transit users can chart and plan routes

City of Ottawa Traffic Report – outlining citywide road closures, traffic restrictions and detours

Interactive traffic map – showing construction areas and live traffic cams throughout the city

Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cameras along Highway 417

Cycling maps and information – detailing bicycle pathways and lanes throughout the city

Further project details and other information concerning ongoing City roadwork are available on ottawa.ca.

The Orléans Watermain Link – West project is an Ottawa on the Move initiative. Ottawa on the Move is about keeping our community and economy moving forward through strategic investments in a number of transportation, water, and sewer projects to build a better city and create jobs.

Safer Roads Ottawa

STEP to focus on Distracted Driving and Stop Sign violations in October

The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on distracted driving and stop sign violations during the month of October.

Distracted driving

Between 2008 and 2012, there were 20,660 collisions involving distracted drivers resulting in 5,875 injuries and 20 fatalities.

Stop Sign violations

Between 2008 and 2012, there were 3,383 collisions involving drivers who failed to stop at stop signs. These collisions resulted in 998 injuries and six fatalities.

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.

Also participating in the Safer Roads Ottawa Program are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sureté du Québec, Department of National Defence’s Military Police and Gatineau Police Service to improve road safety for all residents of the national capital region.

Ottawa residents have identified traffic safety as a top priority. The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is committed to using available resources to make Ottawa roads safer for residents.

Sécurité des route Ottawa

PASC : distraction au volant et non-respect des panneaux d’arrêt en octobre


Le Service de police de Gatineau et le Programme d’application sélective en matière de circulation (PASC) du Service de police d’Ottawa surveilleront attentivement les cas de distraction au volant et de non-respect des panneaux d’arrêt au cours du mois d’octobre.

Distraction au volant

De 2008 à 2012, il y a eu 20 660 collisions liées à des conducteurs distraits, ayant causées 5 875 blessés et 20 décès.

Non-respect des panneaux d’arrêt

De 2008 à 2012, il y a eu 3 383 collisions liées à des conducteurs qui ont omis de s’immobiliser devant un panneau d’arrêt. Ces collisions ont causé 998 blessés et 6 décès.

Le Programme d’amélioration de la sécurité des routes à Ottawa est un important partenariat communautaire liant le Service des incendies d’Ottawa, le Service paramédic d’Ottawa, le Service de police d’Ottawa, Santé publique Ottawa et les Services des travaux publics, et qui s’engage à la prévention ou l’élimination des décès et des blessures graves sur la route pour le bien commun à Ottawa, par la voie du changement culturel, de l’engagement communautaire et du développement d’un environnement de transport durable et sûr.

Parmi les participants au Programme d’amélioration de la sécurité des routes à Ottawa, on compte aussi la Gendarmerie royale du Canada (GRC), la Police provinciale de l’Ontario (PPO), la Sûreté du Québec, la Police militaire du ministère de la Défense nationale et le Service de police de Gatineau, visant tous à accroître la sécurité routière pour tous les résidents de la région de la capitale nationale.

Les résidents d’Ottawa ont identifié la sécurité routière parmi leurs fortes priorités. Le Programme d’amélioration de la sécurité des routes à Ottawa s’est engagé à faire appel aux ressources disponibles pour rendre les routes d’Ottawa plus sûres pour ses résidents.



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