|Faircrest Heights Community Association|
MAJOR CHANGES COMING FOR ALTA VISTA DRIVE
WATER AND SEWER WILL BE REPLACED IN FOUR STAGES. -----ONLY TWO STAGES SCHEDULED
ALL INTERSECTIONS WILL CHANGE
COME TO THE OPEN HOUSE ON JUNE 18th
YOU WILL SEE TWO OPTIONS
OPTION A -SEPARATE SIDEWALK AND CYCLE TRACK
OPTION B- BUNDLED SIDEWALK AND CYCLE TRACK
ROADWAY NARROWED, CYCLE TRACK NEXT TO WIDENED SIDEWALK
SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS WILL CHANGE FOR BOTH OPTIONS AND SOME CORNER LOTS MAY BE IMPACTED TO SOME DEGREE.
THE OPTION OF STATUS QUO---MAINTAINING THE PRESENT ROAD WIDTH WITH SURFACE BIKE LANES WITH FLEX POSTS IS NOT CURRENTLY BEING CONSIDERED DUE TO SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
ALTA VISTA DRIVE FUNCTIONAL PLANNING STUDY
WHAT IS HAPPENING
The City of Ottawa is part way through a study to develop a functional road design for Alta Vista Drive between Faircrest Road and Edge Hill Place. Aging underground utilities such as sewers and watermains dictate that two stretches of Alta Vista Drive require renewal in the short and medium term
The first segment, Kilborn Avenue to Billings Avenue, requires upgrading in the short term, four to seven years from now. The second segment, Wesmar Avenue to Edgehill Place, requires upgrading in the medium term, six to ten years from now. There are no firm plans for the remaining two sections.
There have been three meetings of a Working Group( including both Technical and Public members) and the first public consultation will be held on Tuesday, June 18th at St Timothy’s Presbyterian Church, Main Hall, 6 to 8 pm
A second open house will be scheduled for fall, 2019.
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO LEARN MORE AND PROVIDE. INPUT.
WHAT WILL YOU SEE
City staff and consultants have examined ten different options for redesign, with various combinations of sidewalks and separated bike lanes including Multiple Use Pathways. They have settled on two recommended options.
Option A. Separate Sidewalk and Cycle Track
Roadway narrowed from 11 to 7 metres, raised cycle track where painted cycle track now is(0.6m buffer between road and cycle track), sidewalk widened in current location( from 1.5 m to 2m, now the standard).
Option B. Bundled Sidewalk and Cycle Track
Roadway narrowed from 11 to 7 metres, Cycle track next to widened sidewalk
on boulevard side, boulevard shifted towards street by 2 metres, MOST or ALL BOULEVARD TREES LOST.
Option A has less impact than Option B.
The option to maintain the existing road width and keep the on street cycle lanes protected with flex posts is not currently being considered due to safety standards.
SIGNALIZED INTERSECTIONS WILL CHANGE Modern intersection designs provide clarity of space and separation of modes. SOME corner lots may be impacted to some degree.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED
ATTEND THE MEETINGS
.Watch the AVCA web site and Facebook page for updates. Send an e mail to email@example.com to get added to our mailing list.
ALTA VISTA DRIVE RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Order of Ottawa / Brian Kilrea Award
Last year, 15 “deserving and extraordinary” citizens were recognized for “exceptional contributions” in many aspects of life in our city. They received the Order of Ottawa for their work in the arts and culture, business, philanthropy, health care, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment.
Mayor Jim Watson is soliciting nominations for the 2019 award, to be presented at City Hall on Thursday, November 21st.
The Order of Ottawa ceremony will be held in conjunction with the awarding of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. Created in 2003, it recognized his 1000th career victory and “acknowledges the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment.”
Mayor Watson is soliciting nominations for both awards. Information, including
the nomination form, can be found at http:
The nomination deadline is Friday, September 13th.
I also have a limited number of information and nomination forms which I’ll be happy to provide on a first-come-first-served basis. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll arrange to drop one off.
Alta Vista Hospital Link update June 2019
The City has provided an update on the next steps in the Alta Vista Hospital Link project. This includes the final landscaping plan, inclusion of a multi-use pathway and a construction forecast.