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NOTEBOOK: Kanata dog park, new mini-roundabouts, Bradley-Craig Farm

KANATA DOG PARK UPDATE
Last fall we reported on a proposed fenced dog park in Kanata at Insmill Park near Terry Fox Drive. Here’s an update from Kanata North Councillor Marianne Wilkinson: “Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about the proposed fenced dog area for Insmill Park. I will be meeting with City staff later this month to review your concerns and to consider alternative locations. The NCC has been approached about a dog park on their lands and I hope to have more information on that soon.”

NEW ROUNDABOUT DESIGN TESTED IN BRIDLEWOOD
Adam Kveton reports on a new “mini-roundabout” design being tested in Bridlewood.  It’s installed at Bridgestone Drive and Foxhall Way, a problem spot for speeding cars.  “The idea is to come up with a smaller roundabout that can be used at residential road intersections at far less cost than larger roundabouts while still slowing down cars.”   They cost in the range of $50,000-$75,000, instead of close to $1-million for a full traffic circle.

HUNTMAR-MAPLE GROVE INTERSECTION
Councillor Shad Qadri says that there will be room for bike sharrows (painted road markings) in the re-configured northbound lanes of the Huntmar-Maple Grove intersection.

FRIENDS OF THE BRADLEY-CRAIG FARM
I’m part of a group of residents working to save the Bradley-Craig Farm, the heritage barn and farmhouse on Hazeldean Road. On Tuesday, the City of Ottawa’s Planning Committee will debate a proposal to demolish the barn and move it to Saunders Farm in Munster.  If you’d like to get updates on the issue (along with some great photography), you can join this Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bradleycraig


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  1. I’m glad to see Ottawa is finally getting into mini roundabouts. They’ve been standard in the UK for decades, mostly as an alternative to stop signs and traffic lights within communities and on smaller “main” roads. As well as slowing traffic at those spots, they also keep it moving which is a bonus for everyone — a win-win situation all round! As for cost, they’re also a lot quicker to build and get operative, so another bonus. What took the City so long?

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