Seniors’ Lunch & Learn

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seniors lunch

Friday, September 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Glebe Centre 
Community Programs 
at Abbotsford, 
950 Bank St.

Join Councillor 
David Chernushenko 
for a free lunch and get tips from the Ottawa Police Service on how to avoid phone scams and other types of fraud.

This is a free event for seniors 
living in Capital Ward 
(Glebe, Glebe Annex, Old Ottawa South, Old Ottawa East, 
Dow’s Lake, Heron Park and Riverside)

Seating limited, so register now 
at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or 613-580-2487.

'Exceeded expectations': Latest figures show Corktown, Adàwe bridges popular with pedestrians, cyclists

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Matthew Pearson, Ottawa Citizen

More than 185,000 people used the Corktown Footbridge to walk, jog or pedal over the Rideau Canal in a five-week span this spring, making it Ottawa’s most heavily-used pedestrian and cycling bridge.

Between May 10 and June 13, 186,333 people — an average of 5,324 per day — used the decade-old bridge to travel between Somerset Street West in Centretown and the street’s eastern portion in Sandy Hill, according to figures supplied by the city. The numbers don’t distinguish between pedestrians and cyclists.

July, meanwhile, was a record-breaking month for the Adàwe crossing between Somerset Street East in Sandy Hill and Overbrook’s Donald Street. Of the 117,659 people who crossed the bridge between Canada Day and July 31, 60,758 were on bicycles and another 56,901 were on foot.

That’s the highest monthly total recorded since the $9.2-million bridge opened in December 2015.

More than 114,000 people crossed the bridge in June, and on three previous occasions — July, August and September 2016 — monthly totals exceeded 90,000 crossings, according to the city’s figures. Adàwe was the least busy in December 2016, when 21,850 pedestrians and 4,823 cyclists crossed it.

“The high usage of the Adàwe crossing has exceeded my expectations and is a testament to the demand for safe, convenient and pleasant routes for walking and cycling,” said Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum.

He wants the city to build on the bridge’s success by ensuring infrastructure is in place to link these crossings to a wider grid of dedicated walking and cycling routes.

City puts final touches on pedestrian and cycling crosswalk on Bronson

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The city put down the green thermoplast on the crosswalk this spring to make the bike lane. (Jennifer Beard/CBC)

Krista Johnson was struck by a car and killed while cycling on Bronson Avenue in 2012

CBC News

Five years after a cyclist was killed on Bronson Avenue, the city has put the final touches on a pedestrian and cycling crosswalk on the busy road just north of Sunnyside Avenue.

Twenty-seven-year-old Krista Johnson, an avid runner and city cyclist, was struck by a car and killed on Bronson Avenue in October 2012.

The Carleton University student was cycling home at the time.

While speed was not deemed a factor in the crash, Johnson's death triggered a safety review of that stretch of the road.

According to the councillor for the ward, David Chernushenko, it was determined that section of Bronson was a very confusing and busy area.

And, the lack of a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights there meant people were dashing across in busy traffic.

Green thermoplast marks bike lane

"This crossing addressed a need to be able to cross a very high speed busy road in a safe manner. It's only triggered when the need is there. So, while it does have the traffic calming effect of slowing down traffic by having another intersection, it's not going to be activated if no one wants to cross so you won't have frustrated drivers," said Chernushenko.

The crossing has been in operation for 18 months, but the city recently added signs, and in the spring, put down green thermoplast paint on the road to mark the bike lane.

Chernushenko said the process took five years to reach this final stage due to a number of factors. It took a year to do a traffic safety review and hold public consultations. And then there was a municipal election before the contracting process began.

"The usual, I guess process to do a public infrastructure project of tendering and design, sure it did take longer," said Chernushenko.

Comment on proposed roadway modifications in OOE

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City of Ottawa

Pursuant to By-law No. 2011–122, the City of Ottawa is providing notice to the public of its intention to approve road modifications at the following locations in Old Ottawa East, in accordance with the authority under By-law No. 2011-28:

Greenfield Ave. between Main St. and Lees Ave./King Edward Ave.

  • Cycle tracks on both sides of Greenfield Ave. between Main St. and Lees Ave./King Edward Ave.
  • A reduction in the number of on-street parking spaces on Greenfield Ave. between Main and Concord Sts. to accommodate the proposed cycle tracks
  • Removal of the existing median on the east leg of the Greenfield Ave. and Concord St. intersection

Colonel By Drive from Graham Ave. to Hawthorne Ave.

  • A multi-use pathway on the east side of Colonel By Dr. between Hawthorne Ave. and Graham Ave.

Main St. from Harvey St. to Colonel By Dr.

  • A multi-use pathway on the west side of Main St. between Greenfield Ave. and Colonel By Dr.
  • Cycle tracks on both sides of Main St. between Greenfield Ave. and Harvey St. and on the east side of Main St. between Greenfield Ave. and Echo Dr.
  • A potential pedestrian crossover on the west leg of the Main St. and Colonel By Dr. intersection, subject to funding availability and National Capital Commission approval
  • Minor narrowing of portions of these roadways to accommodate the proposed cycling facilities

Full reconstruction of these roadways is warranted based on the requirement to replace aging sewer and watermain infrastructure. As part of the sewer work, existing combined sewers will be separated. The preliminary and detailed design process will begin this year with the construction year to be determined. Additional public consultation showing the proposed implementation details will be undertaken by the Infrastructure Services, Design and Construction Branch.

If you have any questions or comments about the proposed roadway modifications, please contact Vanessa Black at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 613-580-2424 x12559 no later than Wednesday, August 9, 2017