Febrauary 9th -
Council today approved a plan to implement citywide road safety measures in 2022, building on projects completed in 2021. The City increased its investment in the safety of road users in the 2022 budget, spending $44.3 million this year compared to $37.1 million in 2021. Of those total investments towards road safety initiatives and programs, $7.2 million will fund measures identified in the Road Safety Action Plan.
The City would continue ongoing projects and begin new initiatives that focus on vulnerable road users, rural skewed intersections, high cycling volume intersections and high-risk behaviour among drivers. Road users would see more pedestrian crossovers and automated speed cameras near schools, safety enhancements for cycling infrastructure, and new protected left turn signals. The City would continue to develop a motorcycle safety strategy and to do outreach to educate and inform residents about road safety.
Council also passed a motion to cancel all committee meetings until Friday, February 18 due to the current demonstrations in Ottawa. There would be one exception as the Planning Committee would still meet on Thursday, February 10 to consider one item: the site plan control application for 930 Carling Avenue, 850 Carling Avenue and 520 Preston Street.
In recognition of his generosity and engagement with Ottawa, Council named a street after Canadian actor and philanthropist Ryan Reynolds. Ryan Reynolds Way will be located in a new subdivision being built at the corner of Mer Bleue Road and Brian Coburn Boulevard.
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