Pathway under McIlraith Bridge temporarily closed beginning July 18

Starting Monday, July 18, the multi-use pathway at George McIlraith Bridge (the bridge spanning the Rideau River between Smyth Road and Main Street) will be closed for three weeks as a safety precaution while the bridge bearings are replaced overhead. Cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured to the intersection of Riverdale Avenue and Main Street.

Greystone Village Summer Newsletter

The Regional Group has produced a summer newsletter with updates on the Greystone Village (Oblates) development. Read the newsletter for all the details.

Upcoming work at Rideau Canal Crossing

Some archaeological investigation will begin the week of July 18 on both sides of the Rideau Canal near Fifth/Queen Elizabeth and Clegg/Colonel By. This is a normal testing requirement for a project of this scope. Small excavation machinery present to dig the small test pits. Full details are available here, détails en français ici

Cycling safety in construction zones

Safer Roads Ottawa partners want to remind drivers that, by law, cyclists can take the full lane when a vehicle is unable to pass without leaving at least one (1) metre of space between the car and the cyclist.

Cyclists can take the whole lane when traffic signs stipulate single file for both cyclists and cars. Everyone should take extra care in construction zones as there may be extra hazards present for both motorists and cyclists. Slow down, leave space and plan for enough time to reach your destination.

All road users are reminded to stay alert and help keep our roads safe.

Coach house zoning amendments

The City of Ottawa is currently working on a zoning study that will determine the appropriate zones and standards to permit secondary dwelling units within accessory structures, in residential neighbourhoods. These types of dwelling units are essentially a small apartment or suite in the backyard of a home or along a laneway, often referred to as coach houses.

The city has reviewed and considered all the feedback received during and following two public consultation outreach sessions (September - November 2015, and February 2016) and is proposing amendments to the Zoning By-law and to the Official Plan to permit coach houses. To learn more, please visit the City of Ottawa's website.

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