COMMUNITY NOTES: from the desk of Councillor Gower

Councillor Glen Gower wants residents to be aware of the following upcoming Stittsville installation operations that may affect your travel or daily life. From the installation of flex stakes to fibre optic cabling, your commute may be affected. There will be an upcoming Q&A on walking and cycling in the community and two information sessions on proposed developments. The Councillor also explains the existing parking restrictions. An opportunity to share your comments and questions is provided at the May 4th Councillor Chat starting at 7:00pm via Zoom.

The flex stakes are coming!
City staff are now installing temporary traffic calming infrastructure throughout the City – things like speed radar boards, flex stakes, delineator stakes, safety signage, and other measures designed to encourage drivers to slow down on our roads.

Throughout the year we collect feedback from residents and City staff about problem spots in the community, and then we develop a plan to address these concerns using a budget of $50,000 per year.  This year we’ve added several new locations with a focus on busier collector streets. Read more…

Speed sign on Hobin Street, near A. Lorne Cassidy school. Photo by Barry Gray.
Speed sign on Hobin Street, near A. Lorne Cassidy school. Photo by Barry Gray.

Vaccine update
To date, more than 322,000 Ottawa residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. That represents 37% of the population over 16 years old.

Visit the OPH Covid-19 Vaccination page to learn who can currently get the Covid-19 vaccine and check out COVID-19 in Ottawa for the latest updates.

Bell fibre optic installation
Bell will be starting work in the Crossing Bridge neighbourhood soon to install fiber optic cable. Residents who are affected will receive a letter in advance, and Bell’s contractors are required to return your driveway and landscaping back to the original condition when they’re done. If you have questions or concerns please email me at glen.gower@ottawa.ca.

May 11: Q&A About Walking and Cycling
We’re hosting a Zoom Q&A meeting on Zoom, Tuesday, May 11  from 6:30 to 8:00 pm—along with our friends in Kanata North, Kanata South, and West Carleton-March—to bring residents, staff, and stakeholders together to help identify the highest priority projects for pedestrians and cyclists our wards. More info here…

Have ideas on how to improve walking and cycling in Stittsville? Know of any “missing links” that need connecting? Now’s your chance to provide feedback! Send an email to glen.gower@ottawa.ca. (Thanks to the many residents who have shared their feedback so far!)

Upcoming development meetings
You can find information about development applications in Stittsville at glengower.ca/development

Parking restrictions on residential streets
In Ottawa, there’s a 3-hour parking limit on residential streets on weekdays and a 6-hour limit on weekends – even on unsigned streets. Also, please take care not to block sidewalks, driveways, or fire hydrants with your vehicle. During the provincial shut-down, by-law officers are enforcing these rules on a complaint-basis only. Call 3-1-1 with any questions or concerns.

Get in touch!
My team and I are working every day to answer your questions and connect residents with the resources they need. If we can help in any way, please email me at glen.gower@ottawa.ca or leave a voicemail at 613-580-2476. 


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