Take the City's Survey on Lansdowne Traffic Issues
After a month of football and soccer games at the new TD Place, the City is asking area residents to complete a short online survey regarding traffic-related issues to special events at the redeveloped Lansdowne Park since it opened last month. Residents are encouraged to complete this survey in August so that the feedback will help inform further changes to traffic plans, including transit and shuttle buses, for the remainder of the football season. The survey can be accessed at https://app07.ottawa.ca/survey/index.php/968845/lang-en
For more information consult: http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/planning-and-development/transforming-ottawa/lansdowne
City of Ottawa Unveils Draft Plans for the Glebe Neighbourhood Bikeway
On June 25th the City presented to the community its recommended routes and cycling facilities upgrades for the Glebe Neighbourhood Bikeway, an initiative approved last Fall by City Council as part of its new Transportation Master Plan. Most of the facilities will be implemented over the next two years, although the main feature to be implemented in 2014 are cycling lanes on the far east end of Fifth Avenue, associated with the new signalized crossing at Fifth Avenue and the QED. The City's plans have been posted for public comment on their web site at: Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan.
Residents should submit their comments by mid-July to the manager of this project: Heidi Cousineau
What to Expect on Game Days at Lansdowne this Summer
The City has created a comment form where residents can provide their observations and recommendations on how to improve traffic and transportation arrangements for events at Lansdowne. Click here to submit your feedback.
For a full list of the events at Lansdowne this summer and for more details of the City and OSEG's traffic and transportation plans for these events please consulting the following documents shared with Glebe residents at the June 17th Lansdowne Information Meeting hosted by the GCA:
Schedule of events taking place at Lansdowne this summer
City of Ottawa display panels
OSEG display panels
Parking Restrictions for August 2nd and future RedBlacks Game: The only parking restrictions in the Glebe for the August 2nd game will be removal of parking (no-stopping zone) on O'Connor from Fourth to Fifth, on Bank Street (south of Glebe) and on Bronson (all). Also the no-parking on Lakeside near Bronson will be extended to 50m from Bronson, and on Fifth Avenue sections currently signed as no-parking will be changed to no-stopping. These restrictions will be enforced from 3:30pm to 11:30pm on August 2nd. It's expected that these will be the restrictions for the remaining of RedBlacks games this year, although there may be some further relaxation of no-parking regulations on Bank Street. No restrictions are planned for the remaining Fury games this year.
First Avenue Reconstruction
The City of Ottawa has announced that First Avenue will be closed from Percy to Bronson from July 21 to October 15th and from O'Connor to Bank from August 11 to November 1st for watermain/sewer reconstruction. More details are available on the City's website at http://ottawa.ca/en/first-avenue-road-sewer-and-watermain-rehabilitation.
Please enjoy these images courtesy of the Heritage committee
GCA Year in Review
The GCA annual report is available for download!
Glashan School Council Application
View the GCA Letter of Support for Glashan School Council's grant application to the Community Partnership Minor Capital Program for a Naturalized Climbing and Play Structure Component of Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project.
Mutchmor Construction Addition Updates
Second Avenue Parking Garage - A Primer for the Glebe Community Association
Safer Crossing at Chamberlain for Glebe Students
Some good news for the new school year - after 8 months of lobbying efforts by the Glebe Community Association and Glashan Public School, the City agreed this summer to make a number of safety improvements to the dangerous pedestrian crossings of Chamberlain and Catherine at Kent Street.
Over 100 Glebe students use this crossing each day, as a result of a change in school boundaries in 2012.
At both intersections zebra stripes have been painted to make the crossings more visible to motorists, and countdown timers with audible signals have been installed so pedestrians know whether there is enough time for a safe crossing. Crossing times have also been adjusted to favour the pedestrians. And the City will be installing additional signage to alert drivers of the crossing.
June 24th Lansdowne Walkabout
Photos and descriptions of the site walkabout on June 24th.
Printable PDF Kids not Cars
A PDF version is available for printing!
GCA Update Regarding The Proposed Parking Lot On Mutchmor Field
You can read the update Mutchmor Parking Fact Sheet released June 13 here...
GCA AGM Committee Reports:
Mutchmor School Planned Addition
Information about the planned addition to Mutchmor School as well as the architect's exterior and interior plans can be viewed here....
Recent re-designs are viewable using the following links. The files are large and may take a moment to open.
Mutchmor School Today
GCA letter to the OCDSB and the City
regarding the paving of Mutchmor Field
It has come to the attention of the Glebe community that the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is considering paving a portion of the green space between 3rd and 4th Avenues (referred to as Mutchmor Field) in order to make available additional teacher parking for Mutchmor School. Our understanding is that both the OCDSB and the City of Ottawa will be involved in the decision-making on this topic. The purpose of the letter is to make known in the strongest possible terms, to both the City and the school board, the objections of the Glebe community to any paving in Mutchmor Field and to highlight many other possible solutions which should be considered.