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NOTEBOOK: Sidewalk coming to West Ridge from Adamson to Birchland

It’s great to read that city staff will be installing a sidewalk along West Ridge Drive between Adamson and Birchland.  It’s a one-block stretch of road adjacent to a park that happens to be the only segment of that part of West Ridge without a sidewalk.  Not sure planners missed that one, but good see it’s being fixed.

The new sidewalk will run along the west side of West Ridge from Adamson to the Westridge-Birchland park. Via Google Maps.
The new sidewalk will run along the west side of West Ridge from Adamson to the Westridge-Birchland park. Via Google Maps.

Here’s what Councillor Shad Qadri wrote in his email newsletter about it:

As a result of concerns raised by my office on behalf of residents, the City of Ottawa will be building a new sidewalk on the west side of West Ridge Drive from Adamson Crescent to approximately 90 meters north of Birchland Crescent along the West Ridge Birchland Park.

The construction of the new sidewalk is to provide a pedestrian connection where there is currently a missing link between the existing sidewalk on the west side of West Ridge Drive and the existing West Ridge Birchland Park pathway. In addition to this, a pedestrian crosswalk across West Ridge at Birchland Crescent will be installed to improve the safety of pedestrians crossing at this location.

Construction is expected to start in October 2017.

The next segment of West Ridge that planners might want to consider a sidewalk for is just north of Sable Run. There’s a community mailbox along the side of the road, but no sidewalk. Read more…


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