Tag Archives: parking

NOTEBOOK: Shea Woods, Fairwinds parking, and a few odds and ends

City Council gave full approval today for the acquisition of 5 hectares of Shea Woods. The City will pay CRT (Claridge-Richcraft-Tamarack) Developments just over $1.5-million for about one-third of the land … Council also approved a zoning bylaw amendment for 1620 And 1636 Maple Grove Road, paving the way for a 945-unit residential development. Continue reading


NOTEBOOK: Transportation Committee approves increase to parking time limit

It’s looking more likely that starting next June, you’ll be able to park on residential streets in Ottawa for more than three hours without worrying about getting a ticket.

Earlier today, the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee approved an increase to the maximum time for street parking on the weekends to six hours. Continue reading


NOTEBOOK: City staff want your feedback on parking time limits

In some Stittsville neighbourhoods (especially the newer subdivisions), parking is a massive bone of contention.  There were 268 parking bylaw complaints in Stittsville during the first half of the year, the most of any bylaw category.

City of Ottawa traffic services staff are in the process of updating the parking bylaw, and are looking for feedback on a specific part of the rulebook on parking time limits. Continue reading


Parking for snowmobilers proposed for West Ridge

City Councillor Shad Qadri is looking for feedback on a plan to add parking on West Ridge near the Trans Canada Trail to serve snowmobilers:

“This week, I have been speaking with traffic staff in an effort to resolve some of the parking conflicts that occur within this area for vehicles left behind for snowmobilers. This parking concept plan would implement available parking intended for the use of (but not limited to) snowmobilers between Abbott St West and Eliza Crescent (see image above). It is my hopes that this strategy will help to clear some of the parking congestion on Abbott during winter months while still allotting a place for recreational activists to make the most of the snowy weather.

At this point in time, it is important to state that this is a project which is still in the works and would only be implemented pending positive community reception and available funding. As such, I am looking for community feedback as to whether or not such a parking plan would be supported or discouraged by residents in and around the area. I am interested in hearing about your opinion and thoughts to the concept plan and cost, which is currently estimated to be around $80,000. Please email all correspondence to Shad.Qadri@ottawa.ca or post on my Facebook page.”

Snowmobiles are prohibited east of West Ridge, but are allowed heading west.


NOTEBOOK: Trespassing, parking tickets and bike lanes


No trespassing oil barrel along the Trans Canada Trail.
No trespassing oil barrel along the Trans Canada Trail.

Finally had a chance to talk to Gerry Stephens from Stephens Auto Wreckers about the massive “NO TRESPASSING” sign he’s placed at the edge of his property near the Trans Canada Trail. He says he’s tried smaller signs, but they keep disappearing.

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New overnight winter parking restrictions start Sunday

(Photo via Hien Hoang, from his epic snow removal video.)

(Press release)

The City of Ottawa has changed its overnight parking restrictions in time for the upcoming winter.

Overnight parking restrictions can be put into effect in Ottawa anytime between Sunday, November 15, 2015 and Friday, April 1, 2016. These restrictions ensure that the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Continue reading


City service changes in honour of Veterans’ Week and Remembrance Day

(Photo: Wreaths at the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremonial service at the Cenotaph on Warner-Colpitts Lane. Photo by Barry Gray.)

(Media advisory)

To mark this year’s Veterans’ Week, the City of Ottawa will offer special transit services to veterans from Thursday November 5 to Wednesday, November 11. The City will also commemorate Remembrance Day by flying flags at all City buildings at half-mast and by offering free downtown parking to veterans all day on November 11.

The City is proud to honour all the men and women who have served their country as members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Related: What’s open, what’s closed, and what’s planned in Ottawa for Remembrance Day Continue reading


Parking tops the list of Stittsville bylaw complaints in 2014

The total number of bylaw calls made by Stittsville residents was down slightly in 2014. With 1,383 calls made, that’s the lowest since 2009. Every category is down slightly except for “Parks” and “Signs”.

Parking issues continue to top the list of complaints, with 536 calls made in 2014. There were only three calls about graffiti in 2014, the lowest of any category. Continue reading


Winter overnight parking restrictions in effect from November 15 until April 1

(Press release from the City of Ottawa.)

The City of Ottawa is reminding residents that winter overnight parking restrictions are in effect beginning Saturday, November 15. These restrictions ensure that the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Continue reading