OCA Meeting this Thursday to focus on Transit and Transportation Issues

Board Meeting, 6:30 pm, Thursday, 19 May 2016 at Overbrook Community Centre

The aim of the meeting is to give voice to a more coordinated approach towards transportation. Representatives from neighbouring community associations will provide a quick overview of the top three transportation and transit issues in their community with the aim of determining common transportation objectives. We hope to compile these objectives to formulate an overarching transportation strategy that can be used by our multiple associations to advocate for improvements. Councillor Tobi Nussbaum will also present the results of his traffic calming initiative in Overbrook.

Building a Liveable Ottawa consultation – January 29, 2013

Starting in 2013, the City of Ottawa will begin its review of the strategic documents that guide the development of our city. They include the Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Cycling Plan and Pedestrian Plan. When completed, the Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 project will set the directions, policies and affordability priorities that will influence the future of the city for years to come.

Come and be heard!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
5:30 p.m. Information Open House
6:30 p.m. Welcome and Presentation
Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of Planning Committee
Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers) and Jean Pigott Place
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West

More information, including consultation documents, can be found here.

City Approves Pedestrian Bridge over Rideau

Transportation committee approves bridge over Rideau

Money not yet budgeted for pedestrian crossing
By David Reevely, Ottawa CitizenDecember 8, 2011
Plans for a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge across the Rideau River received easy approval from city council’s transportation committee Wednesday, indicating a big change in councillors’ attitude toward such projects over the past few years.

There’s no money budgeted for the $7-million bridge yet, but councillors signed off the conclusions of a study that recommended putting the new span between Somerset Street East and Donald Street.

The idea is to better link Overbrook and Vanier with Sandy Hill and the University of Ottawa and to provide an easier route, particularly for westbound…..  SEE FULL STORY: