Working to Improve Connectivity with Bells Corners for Pedestrians and Cyclists

CBLCA is working with Bike Ottawa and community associations in Bells Corners to improve cycling and pedestrian connections between our communities.

We recently sent a letter (which you can read here) outlining the recommendations of our working group to concerned parties at the municipal and provincial levels. Following this letter, the working group will seek to set up meetings with all of the principals contacted to discuss our goals and recommendations.

This initiative also ties into the updating of the city Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, and the Cycling Master Plan, which will all occur over the next several years.

2 thoughts on “Working to Improve Connectivity with Bells Corners for Pedestrians and Cyclists”

  1. Ian, you and your committee continue to make a fabulous contribution to our community. Thank you for your dedication and hard work. I applaud your input on connectivity with Bells Corners. We already had a significant change to this connectivity with the changes made to Acres Rd when the Hwy 416 /417 interchange was implemented. Keep up the good work!

  2. Great work. Slowing traffic on Carling, Moodie and Hollie Acres is going to be tough. Carling is at 60 km an hour speed limit, but frequently travelled at 100 km an hour.

    Planting trees where possible along these roads… and in the center of the road where there is turf, may contribute to slowing down the speed. Puting a roundabout where Carling meets Crystal Beech would slow down the traffic and make it easier for us all to reach Moodie that way, particularly if Corkstwon gets corked sory blocked. A great advantage of roundabout is that their is no point accelerating to pass them… you won’t miss the light. And roundabout do not fail in case of electricity outage. A roundabout would make it easier for buses to stay on schedule. Roundabout are more and more common, and do fit at busy intersections in Barrhaven. And very importantly, they are cheaper than lighted intersections to build and to maintain. And when exiting the DND complex, both on Carling and on Moodie, round about would help with traffic flow and slow the traffic. We can not think about it if we do not speak about it. i would even put one on Holly acres at the 417 of ramp, leaving only pedestrian lights with buttons … so that we can cross whenever we get their, just wait for our light.

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