This week, Councillor Gower has heard your concerns about speeding in Stittsville and addresses this issue. He also is seeking your feedback on the proposed design and playground equipment for the new Maize Park to be located east of Maple Grove Road.
Speeding in our community
Over the past two weeks we’ve seen an uptick in emails from residents with concerns about speeding in our community.
Speeding in our residential communities is dangerous. The chart below from the World Health Organization shows that the lower the speed, the greater the chance of survival if a pedestrian is struck. Here are two things that you can do to help:
- Make a point to drive the limit. Be conscious of your driving speed and obey all posted speed limits and signage.
- If you see dangerous driving, please report it to the Ottawa Police. Police are out every day in our community doing enforcement, and your reports help to focus their efforts where they will have the biggest impact.
There several measures I’m taking with the City to curb residential speeding, including:
- New approved subdivisions have streets designed to limit speeds to 30km/h with built-in permanent traffic calming measures such as narrowed intersections and better street design.
- We’re piloting speed cameras at select school zones in Ottawa. If successful, the program will be deployed at more schools, and possibly other community safety areas such as near parks or community centres.
- I have a yearly temporary traffic calming budget of $50,000 to fund flex stakes, radar boards, and other tools to remind drivers to slow down. We’re now plannning for new locations in 2021.
- We regularly track traffic volumes and conditions at key intersections and recommending upgrades for stop signs and traffic lights.
I’ll continue to be an advocate for stronger road safety measures and I hope I can count on residents to take greater care on our roads, to keep everyone safe.
Share your feedback on the proposed design for Maize Park
The City is looking for your feedback on a new park in Stittsville. Maize Park will be at the intersection of Maize Street and Holstein Road, east of Maple Grove Road in a new subdivision being built by Richcraft. Read more…
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