Pedestrian Safety Study: Maitland, Glenmount & Erindale

My office frequently hears from residents who reach out to express concern about safety at the intersections of Maitland Avenue, Glenmount Avenue and Erindale Drive. With several schools in the area, many pedestrians must make the trip across Maitland Avenue to get to class each day. Some of the key concerns that have been identified by local community members include speed, vehicle volume, red light running, aggressive driving, blocked pedestrian crossings, and the configuration of the intersections.

I have asked City staff to undertake pedestrian and traffic safety studies to review the current conditions and make recommendations for safety improvements. 

City staff will be on-site at the intersection on Tuesday June 6th during morning and afternoon drop off and pick up times. Please feel free to say hello and take a couple moments to complete the survey. It is important that City staff hear directly from community members to better understand the concerns. 

If you are unable to participate in the in-person survey, we’d still love to hear from you. Please visit: Maitland at Erindale/Glenmount Questionnaire (office.com) to submit your feedback.

I look forward to sharing the survey results and recommendations from City staff once they become available. Please consider registering for my email newsletter to stay informed by visiting: www.college-ward.ca.

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Summary of August 10 2023 flooding in College Ward

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In College Ward, several homes were flooded. This report looks at the reasons why and how flooding can be prevented in future.

Staff say that they are currently initiating a drainage study in the City View/Crestview area to control flow into the storm sewer system thereby minimizing the risk of sewer surcharge.  This study should be completed by early summer. They are also undertaking computer simulations of the of the August 10th, 2023 event in the Meadowlands Area using sewer hydraulic models to determine if additional tweaks to the infrastructure can be done to further reduce the risk of flooding.

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"I thought it was fairly inappropriate for city staff to have had two years of deliberations, ostensibly with community groups, and to come back with a report this past winter that says we're going to kill the program," said College ward Coun. Laine Johnson.

Full story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/community-association-insurance-cost-ottawa-change-plan-1.7105303

Year One in Review:  A Progress Report for College Ward Residents

Year One in Review: A Progress Report for College Ward Residents

Click here to read the Progress Report

Dear Neighbours,

When I was campaigning to be your City Councillor for College Ward, I said I’d address the issues that you said were important to you. Here’s a list of those promises and an update on what we have accomplished so far.

I believe in accountability and transparency. I hope this Progress Report lets you know what we’ve done, what’s underway, and what we still need to tackle.

Warm regards,
Laine

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