Public open house for Rideau River Western Pathway on June 12, 2013

A public open house regarding the proposed multi-use pathway along the Rideau River will be held on Wednesday, June 12, from 5-8 p.m. at Old Town Hall (61 Main Street). For more information, please read the City of Ottawa's open house notice.

Pedestrian and Cycling Plan Network Consultation

As part of the Building a Liveable Ottawa Official Plan and Master Plan Review, the City of Ottawa is conducting an online consultation about pedestrian and cycling networks in the city. To partcipate in the survey, please visit the City of Ottawa's Pedestrian Plan and Cycling Plan consultation here. The survey will be available until June 7, 2013.

Plans for expansion at Pretoria Loblaws

The OECA has received confirmation from Loblaws' head office in Toronto that an approximately 5,300 square foot expansion is forthcoming to the Pretoria Loblaws. The single-storey expansion into the adjacent parking lot is expected to start in June 2013 and be finished by late fall 2013. The expansion will allow the store to expand food items and general merchandise. The OECA will post new information/updates as they become available.

Planning survey results and Complete Streets petition

The 2011 Origin-Destination Survey results are in! This survey gives a comprehensive look at the transportation habbits of Ottawa area residents. The City will use these results as a major input to the Transportation Master Plan. Have a look at the trends for yourself.

Help make Complete Streets a priority in Ottawa! Sign the Complete Streets Petition.

Main Street Renewal Open House scheduled for June 17

The Main Street Renewal Open House has been scheduled for June 17, 2013. More details about the time and location will be provided as soon as they become available.

At the April 10, 2013, Working Group Meeting on the Main Street Renewal, five options were presented. The OOECA supports the redesign of Main Street so that it becomes a comfortable and safe route for pedestrians and cyclists. The association is encouraged by the city's willingness to consider the "complete streets" approach shown in the attached Option 5 but suggest that wide sidewalks and safe cycling lanes should continue the full length of Main Street, rather than ending at Immaculata High School as the city is now proposing. See the working group's April 10 presentation for an in-depth look at the options and more information on cycle tracks (as presented in Option5 ).

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