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New Bike Route Planner

BikeOttawa has introduced a new bike route planner: https://maps.bikeottawa.ca/planner. You can plan and explore your route based on OpenStreetMap crowd-sourced pathways map. Use the “fine tune” feature to find a route acceptable to you.

OC Transpo Service Change for January 2020

Councillor Sudds has announced that OC Transpo will be making several service changes in Kanata North starting in January: Route 63 will improve service to Gatineau with two more trips in the morning and four more in the evening.  Route 266 stop will be relocated from Stop A to Stop B at Tunney’s Pasture.  Reliability will improve …

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City launches a new Strategic Road Safety Action Plan

Councillor Gower (Stittsville) has posted about the city’s new Strategic Road Safety Action Plan that is built on a some key themes: Prioritizing human life and health. Safety is a shared responsibility between roadway providers, regulators and users. Human error on the roadway should not lead to death or serious injury, and road traffic systems …

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New Signage for the Sandhill Trail Crossing at Burke and Carling

The intersection of Carling Ave and Burke Rd has been and continues to be an area of concern for pedestrian and cyclists due to the high speed of vehicular traffic on Carling Ave and the lack of any appropriate infrastructure to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians. As a starting point, the City has recently installed a …

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Public invited to provide input for Transportation Master Plan update

The Transportation Master Plan is the City’s blueprint for transportation matters. Over the next few decades, it will guide the planning, funding and implementation of Ottawa’s walking, cycling, transit and road networks. Since the current master plan was adopted in 2013, Ottawa has continued to prosper and grow. We’re now a city with more than …

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Input on 2020 Temporary Traffic Calming Measures

Councillor Sudds is looking for input on where and what kind of Temporary Traffic Calming Measures are needed for the coming year. Please provide input directly to the councillor’s office. Here is a list of some of the locations where measures were installed for 2019: Street Measures Kimmins Court Slow Down for Us Klondike Road …

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Cycling Saftey and Long Term Cycling Plans for Kanata North

At tonight’s meeting, the committee heard from Alex Culley, Mobility Coordinator in the Traffic Services Branch at the City of Ottawa. Alex presented oncycling measures and plans for the city and Kanata North specifically. His presentation is attached here.

Transit Update

Councillor Sudds has posted that at the Transit Commission last week, OC Transpo management promised to inform Councillors with specifics of what the 40 additional buses that were recently reinstated would mean for our communities.  What this means for Kanata North is that additional capacity has been deployed to the following routes: Morning routes: 62, 63, and 66   Afternoon routes: 62, …

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Update from the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) Conference

Brookstreet Hotel, Kanata NorthSeptember 9-10, 2019By John Neale Many of us have heard about self-driving cars. We have all seen commercials by car manufacturers touting their new car’s ability to stay in the lane or detect hazards with their proximity alerts! Many will even force the car to stop. I was driving a new Ford …

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Keeping Goulbourn Forced Road Open

                                                                                                                        July 19, 2019 Mr. Stephen Willis General Manager Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development City of Ottawa Dear Mr. Willis, The Kanata Lakes Community Association (KLCA) would like to bring to the attention of the City of Ottawa the need to keep the Goulbourn Forced Road (GFR) open to vehicular traffic from Kanata Avenue to …

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