Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November newsletter

Dalhousie Community garden
The Dalhousie Community garden benefited from the extended warm weather in the fall with a good harvest. Gardening has wrapped up for the season with a plot cleanup and an Annual General Meeting. The first year of the garden was a success and planning is underway for next year.

Traffic on Booth Street

Heavy traffic on Booth St. remains an issue. Last June, residents met with Councillor Catherine McKenney and Phil Landry of Ottawa Traffic Services to review the problem. As a result, several improvements have been made, including traffic counts and spot checks by Ottawa police, changes to parking and a reduced speed limit. Two concrete planters at the intersection of Booth and Primrose will bring more greenery to the street as well as further deter speeding.

City of Ottawa Budget 2018
The 2018 City of Ottawa Budget mentions Dalhousie ward a few times. The city has allocated money towards making the intersection of Gladstone Ave. and Rochester St. safer for pedestrians, and rehabilitating the Booth Street Bridge. There is also money for improving signage and connectivity along the Trillium Pathway Link to Dow’s Lake, as well as the improvement of the cycling corridor along Scott Street and Albert Street.

Functional Design Study and the Slater Street and Bronson Avenue Environmental Assessment Study
The City of Ottawa is studying Albert Street, Slater Street and the Mackenzie-King Bridge between Empress Avenue and Waller Street. Two studies will explore opportunities to improve walking, cycling, transit and general traffic along these streets when existing Transitway lanes will be reallocated after the O-Train Confederation Line opens in 2018. A public open house for both the Albert Street and Slater Street Corridors (Empress to Waller) Functional Design Study and the Slater Street and Bronson Avenue Environmental Assessment Study is taking place on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m at City Hall. For more information visit Catherine McKenney's website.

Welcome to the neighbourhood!

In December, Tall Tree Cycles bicycle boutique is moving into 806 Somerset St. West, near the corner of Booth.

The School of the Photographic Arts held its grand opening for their new location at 77 Pamila St. on Friday Nov. 10.

Keep in touch!
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