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NOTEBOOK: Road rage on West Ridge; townhomes proposed for Wildpine

ABOVE: Traffic calming pilot on West Ridge Drive. Photo by Barry Gray.

WEST RIDGE TRAFFIC CALMING
If you ever want to inspire road rage, try driving the posted speed limit down West Ridge Drive. It’s signed at 40km/h, and if you stick to that speed chances are you’ll be tailgated, honked at, and maybe even passed. The “flex signs” help, but they don’t solve everything. Just days after a new traffic calming project was launched earlier this month, police clocked a car travelling at 21km/hr over the speed limit. Continue reading


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LETTER: Kids deserve to be safe from traffic on residential streets

I was hit crossing the street in Ottawa, at Richmond and Churchill in Westboro. I was between the white lines and I had the light. I made sure the car saw me (she looked at me and stopped so I began to cross). Sadly she did not register my presence, proceeded and hit the gas by accident when she realized she was going to hit me and the stroller I was pushing.
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NOTEBOOK: Potter’s Key zoning; Photo radar; Hartsmere blasting

Minto's Potter's Key
Sign at Minto’s Potter’s Key development on Hazeldean Road.

POTTER’S KEY ZONING APPROVED
This week City Council approved a zoning change for 6111 and 6141 Hazeldean Road, site of Minto’s future Potter’s Key development. Attached to that zoning change was a condition that “only single detached units are to back onto existing single detached units in the Echowoods and Jackson Trails subdivisions”.  
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LETTER: Photo radar is a common sense way to reduce speed

(This letter was written in response to comments from Councillor Shad Qadri in his March 11 newsletter to residents.)

Photo radar is just another tool to deter speeding and make our roads safer. Speeding and aggressive driving is an ongoing problem in the Fairwinds community as it is across the city. Continue reading


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NOTEBOOK: Stittsville population tops 31,000; Petitions for photo radar & hydro rates

GROWING LIKE A WEED: Councillor Shad Qadri told the Fairwinds Community Association last week that the city’s latest population estimates put our ward at 31,841 people in 2015, up by 857 (or 2.77%) over the previous year.

Overall, the city’s population grew by just under 1% to 960,756 residents. The fastest-growing wards were Somerset (4.19%), Gloucester-South Nepean (3.53%), and Barrhaven (2.78%). Continue reading


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Here’s why they increased the speed limit on Eagleson to 80 km/h

We noticed a few tweets recently — both critical and celebratory — about a speed limit increase on Eagleson Road.  The stretch between Katimavik and Hazeldean has been increased from 60 to 80km/h.

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TWEETED: Speeding on West Ridge

Here’s a tweet shared on Tuesday morning by the Ottawa Police:

Police had the radar gun out at a few locations around Stittsville and Kanata over the past week.

 


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