Richmond Road / Westboro Transportation Management Implementation Plan: Public Open House

14 09 2010

This just came in from the City of Ottawa.

>We would like to invite you to attend a second Public Open House scheduled for this Thursday, September 16, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church (located at 347 Richmond Road). This open house will give you a chance to comment on a series of initiatives that are proposed to be implemented in your community over the next 15 years to encourage a shift from auto dependence to more sustainable modes of transportation (walking, cycling, transit, etc.).

This meeting is open to the general public.

Please see this PDF for more information.

If you are unable to attend the meeting but wish to obtain further information, please contact :

Steven Boyle, MCIP, RPP
Senior Project Manager
Transportation Planning Branch
Planning and Growth Management Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario  K1P 1J1
Tel.: 613-580-2424 ext. 26087
Fax:  613-580-2578


Tim Dickinson, M.Pl., MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner
MMM Group Limited
1111 Prince of Wales Drive, Suite 302
Ottawa , Ontario  K2C 3T2
Tel.: 613.274.3200 Ext. 3546
Fax: 613.236.2270


A letter from a neighbour: Route 18

4 03 2010

As some of you may already know, OC Transpo eliminated Route 18 in a recent route restructuring. The Hintonburg Community Association is collecting emails of support for this well-used route. Check out their new online form. Fill it out and click “send” to have copies emailed to Councilor Leadman and the HCA.

We also received this email from Marc about this issue and are reposting it for your information:

Last September, as part of TransPLAN 2009, OC Transpo cancelled route 18 west of Lebreton. This has meant that for many west end neighbourhoods, there is no longer a direct transit link to downtown. Further, for many people, the connection between many east and west end neighbourhoods that used to be available through route 18 is no longer possible.

This has had a disproportionate effect on seniors, many of whom are not in a position to undertake the 20 minute walk to a Transitway Station. As a result, many of them are unable to go out in the community and participate in activities at local seniors’ recreation centres, do their shopping, or attend other social events.

Students, many of whom require reliable and regular transit service to make it to their school, have also felt serious adverse effects, as well as commuters who do not work regular work hours (and for whom the new rush-hour only route  150 has been of no assistance).

In light of this, residents of west-end neighbourhoods began a petition asking the city to reinstate route 18 west of Lebreton. So far, the response has been terrific, with hundreds of people signing the petition in the space of a few days. Canvassers have walked through Champlain Park, Wellington West and Westboro Beach, and the response from those who were home has been extremely positive for the reinstatement of the service.

We need a strong response from our west end communities to ensure that OC Transpo and the city take our demand seriously. Everyone’s assistance is greatly appreciated.

changes to OC Transpo service

17 08 2009

The final changes to OC Transpo service in the Westboro area are now available online.  They go into effect on September 6.

meeting re: Transportation Master Plan

14 05 2009

This came in from Councillor Christine Leadman:

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a meeting to discuss the future of the Transportation Master Plan. As your councillor and as a resident, I feel it is necessary for the community to discuss the effects the plan will have on Kitchissippi Ward.

There are two components of this plan which are of particular interest to our community:

1. The impact of the western transfer station that is scheduled for Tunney’s Pasture as part of the downtown transit tunnel. This first project of the transit plan will introduce significant transfers and rerouting of buses. City staff is finalizing the implementation methods and public input in the process will be crucial in minimizing impacts.

2. The terms of reference for the Western Corridor Environmental Assessment will be brought forward to Committee and Council soon. During this process public participation on the preferred route will be critical to its selection. It is important that full information be available to all affected residents so that our community can comment effectively on their preferred route. The option is the Ottawa River Parkway, with the Byron Linear Park and Carling Avenue being scoped.

Have your say on this critical change and the effect this will have on your community, family and quality of life.

WHAT: Councillor’s Transportation Master Plan consultation
WHEN: May 26,2009 from 7 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Hintonburg Community Centre,1064 Wellington St.

I will be on-hand to provide information, hear your concerns and express my own regarding this plan. If you have any questions, please contact my office at 613-580-2485 or
Kitchissippi Ward
110 Laurier Ave. W.
Tel: 613-580-2485, Fax: 613-580-2525

OC Transpo Route #2 – Have your say!

9 04 2008

As part of its annual planning exercise, OC Transpo is proposing modifications to Route #2 which travels through Westboro along Scott, Churchill and Richmond Road. This route was recently voted among the worst in the city. Go to before April 14th and provide your comments.

You can also read the WCA’s response here.

Wallace Beaton

%d bloggers like this: