More than 185,000 people used the Corktown Footbridge to walk, jog or pedal over the Rideau Canal in a five-week span this spring, making it Ottawa’s most heavily-used pedestrian and cycling bridge.
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Making it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to navigate St. Laurent Shopping Centre and reach the adjacent transit station once the Confederation LRT Line opens next year is crucial to light-rail’s ultimate success, says Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum.
Getting around safely is really important in Overbrook.
So looking ahead to when the city’s new light rail transit opens in 2018, Overbrook Community Association wanted to discuss the best way for its residents to get to the station safely.
Cummings Park was built in 1996 and is part of the city’s park life cycle renewal program in 2018.
Frustrated transit users in east Ottawa will have a chance to vent their concerns Tuesday evening, as two councillors hold a forum on transit.
Coun. Mathieu Fleury and Coun. Tobi Nussbaum will host the meeting Tuesday beginning at 6:30 at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre.
Nussbaum said with the Confederation Line set to open next year, transit routes will change and it’s important actual riders have their voice heard.
The opening of the Confederation LRT Line is an exciting moment in Ottawa’s public transit history, but OC Transpo must use it as an opportunity to improve service for all users, including those who won’t ride the train on a daily basis, says east-end Coun. Tobi Nussbaum.
In some ways, Ottawa council follows the immortal words of Yoda: "Do or do not, There is no try." In political terms: Vote yes, or vote no. There is no abstention. It's an imperfect metaphor, admittedly, but the shades of grey that domiante much of politics aren't readily reflect in the way representatives must, with finality, say what they think. Read more >>
Source: Ottawa Citizen, Tyler Dawson, Feb. 13, 2017
Last year, east Ottawa councillors and residents grappled with issues around traffic, rising costs around the city, intensification, violence and community safety.
In a year-in-review questionnaire, Couns. David Chernushenko, Mathieu Fleury, Tobi Nussbaum, and Tim Tierney weighed in on the year’s challenges, what they are looking forward to in 2017, budget highlights for their wards and personal goals throughout the year.
So the news — about the giant hole in its heart — has struck hard.
As part of the “Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel,” the City of Ottawa is planning to dig a massive shaft on the edge of venerable Stanley Park — named for a governor general — a hole as wide as a house (13 metres) and as deep as a six-storey building (20 metres).
Published Nov. 28, 2016 >> Plans for a new residential community at CFB Rockcliffe were unveiled Monday afternoon when the development group — including Canada Lands Company, the Algonquins of Ontario and three local builders — presented the official plan for a sustainable 310-acre community that will house 10,000 residents. Read more >>
Source: Ottawa Citizen, Paula McCooey, Nov. 28, 2016