A complete street for Main Street!

With only six councillors opposed, the Main Street Renewal proposal was approved on July 17 by Ottawa City Council.

The "complete street" design for Main Street will transform our community by reducing and slowing car traffic, providing safer and wider sidewalks for pedestrians, a safe cycle track for cyclists, and an improved streetscape for businesses and future development.

Now we move on to the detailed design discussion (e.g., Main-Riverdale, turning lanes, cyclist safety on Smyth-McIlraith Bridge) and we have related issues like undergrounding of hydro wires. Please continue to visit the website for more updates as the Main Street Renewal working group moves forward with providing input on the environmental assessment and design plans.

Thank you to everyone outside the Old Ottawa East community who supported a complete street for Main Street. And thank you to Councillor Chernushenko for providing great leadership at city council.

For more information about the complete street design, see the story below entitled, “Main Street Renewal goes to Council on July 17.” It has a link to city staff’s report.

An outpouring of support for Main Street complete street design proposal

There has been an outpouring of support over the last week from local community groups in favour of the proposed "Complete Streets" design plan for the renewal of Main Street. You can read the support letters below:

Thanks to all these organizations for their thoughtful words of support!

Update on Highway 417 Expansion Project

City of Ottawa staff presented an update at the June 11th OECA meeting regarding the Highway 417 Expansion Projects and its impact on Old Ottawa East. To view the presentation, please visit our Transportation Page.

Update on Lees Avenue LRT and Transit Oriented Development (TOD)

The City of Ottawa attended the June 11th OECA meeting to present their interim work on the proposed Lees Avenue LRT TOD. You can view the presentation here. Please provide your comments to the OECA to: info (at) ottawaeast (dot) ca

Another successful Main Event!

Main Event 2013 BBQ
Congratulations to the Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) for another successful Main Event on Saturday, June 15. As part of the festivities, the OECA hosted the BBQ which serves as a fundraiser for our association. Thank you to all the volunteers who contributed their time and energy to this wonderful community celebration. Pictured here are Councillor David Chernushenko, MPP Yasir Naqvi and MP Paul Dewar who could be found behind the BBQ at the Main Event. Please note: someone left behind at the BBQ a red-brownish travel mug with “SPL” in white lettering. If it belongs to you, please email info@ottawaeast.ca.

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