I wasn’t going to comment on this one – there’s been more than enough commentary on the issue over on Facebook – but I’ll add these three points:
- I’m very confident that the vast majority of Stittsville residents are ok with kids playing road hockey on neighbourhood streets.
- What does it say about drivers and road safety when parents don’t think it’s safe to play road hockey without extra signage in place?
Yes, road hockey may technically be against the law in #Ottawa, but some bylaws are meant to be challenged. (See also: Uber.)
UPDATE: It turns out that road hockey is in fact not against the law in Ottawa. Back in 2007, City council approved an exception to allow for ball hockey on streets and hopscotch on sidewalks.