COMMUNITY NOTES: From the desk of Councillor Glen Gower

Transportation survey

You’re invited to fill out an online questionnaire about the City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The TMP sets out how  people, vehicles and goods move through our city, and how we can achieve this mobility more sustainably for all, including those who have mobility challenges. 

This survey includes a chance to share feedback on Ottawa’s Active Transportation Plan to identify gaps in cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. Fill out the survey at: http://www.ottawa.ca/TMPUpdate.

Skating rink at Coyote Run Park

We need volunteers to help build and maintain the skating rink at Coyote Run Park. The rink did not operate last year due to a lack of volunteers and there’s a risk that it could remain closed this year. Outdoor rinks in Stittsville are run 100% by volunteers from the community.  If you can help, please contact me.

Responding to increased traffic at our schools

I’m working with City staff, by-law officials and Ottawa Police to improve safety and circulation at several schools in our area. One example is at École Paul-Desmarais, where we’re installing “no-stopping” signs along the south side of Abbott Street, and police and by-law are doing enforcement to ensure that cars don’t stop or park inside the roundabout. By-law has been out reminding drivers to stay clear of driveways and fire hydrants near St. Stephen school.  If you see problems at your neighbourhood school, please let us know.

Thanks to parents and students who are walking and cycling to school. If you absolutely must drive, please park a few blocks away and walk the last bit. It will help with safety and traffic, and be a boost for your child’s mental and physical health!


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