September 28, 2020 newsletter from Rawlson King, City Councillor for Rideau-Rockcliffe.
- Ottawa Public Health has updated COVID-19 Testing Information.
- Medical Officer of Health issues Section 22 Order – What does this mean?
- NEW testing FAQs posted to the Supporting Schools during COVID-19 web page.
- The province limits indoor gatherings to ten and outdoor gatherings to 25 in Ottawa in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. After several months of focusing on education and awareness, the City will now start to fine those breaking the Temporary Mandatory Mask By-law.
Between the ages of 15 and 25? Interested in politics? Want to make a difference in our community?
Join the Ottawa-Vanier Provincial Youth Council in collaboration with Councillor Tim Tierney, Councillor Mathieu Fleury and MPP Lucille Collard. Apply by October 12th at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkxvumeqNDLbEnl3macmoKX_kKHYl4pYt9UsS5iIcSGnSfOw/viewform?fbclid=IwAR1ESU7nCN7x9AMvIruWRjy3PV950QCI1k7KPyTWl4D1s8a0Kd5iql5UhAk
Ottawa Good Food Box and Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre are looking for volunteers! Volunteers will help to pack weekly box orders for delivery to 3-7 pick-up locations. For more information on this position, please check out the posting here, or contact [email protected].
Transportation Master Plan Update
From September 21 until October 23, you will have an opportunity to provide input into the Transportation Master Plan Update and Active Transportation Plan by completing an online questionnaire on active transportation, on what a fair and equitable transportation system looks like, and on the new technologies that are changing the way we move around the city.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the City’s transportation system and things are still in a state of flux, the City is moving forward with its Transportation Master Plan update based on information available and in consultation with stakeholders, other levels of government, elected officials, and YOU.
The questionnaire will be available online at www.ottawa.ca/TMPUpdate along with an introductory video, a discussion paper on new mobility technologies, and information on what we heard in Phase 1 of public engagement about your priorities and the vision for the future of Ottawa’s transportation system.
On that same site, you will find the link to an online mapping activity and questionnaire to identify the missing pedestrian and cycling links you would like to have considered as part of the Active Transportation Plan.
Have your say! Transportation planning decisions affect each and every one of us, no matter how you move through the city!
Have your say on the City’s proposed electric vehicle charging stations
The City is planning to install 24 new on-street charging stations across Ottawa to increase the uptake of electric vehicles in Ottawa and improve street-parking facilities.
Switching from gas and diesel vehicles to electric is one of the most impactful actions we can take to meet Ottawa’s goal of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 100 per cent by 2050. Electric vehicles also benefit public health. They are quiet and have no tailpipe emissions, so they reduce both noise and air pollution.
The charging stations will be installed primarily in the area between the sidewalk and the street. They will provide more options to residents who may not be able to charge an electric vehicle at home.
Find out more and let us know what you think about the proposed locations: Public electric vehicle charging stations.
Details of Final 2020 Extended Household Hazardous Waste Depot Event
Wednesday, October 21 to Sunday, October 25, 2020
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Barrhaven Snow Disposal Facility - Strandherd Drive and Dealership Drive
No electronic waste will be accepted at this site.
To address operational restrictions the following procedures will be in place:
- Upon arrival, residents will be directed into a queue where they will wait their turn to park in a designated area. All vehicles will be spaced accordingly, and residents must remain in their vehicle at all times;
- Residents arriving on bicycles are permitted to drop-off materials, and they must follow the instructions provided by staff on site;
- Residents will not be able to sort their material on site. Residents must remain in their vehicle at all times. Staff will remove the material from the trunk of the vehicle by complying to restrictions of physical distancing;
- The depot will accept household hazardous waste only. No electronic waste will be accepted. Residents can bring electronic waste to the Trail Road Landfill facility at no cost or can contact a participating Take it Back member to arrange for proper disposal;
- Bins, totes, gas cans, etc. will not be returned to the resident;
- If using a cardboard box to transport your material, please line the box with a garbage bag for possible leaks;
- The last vehicle will be emptied at 4:00 p.m.
Since occupants are not permitted to exit the vehicle and will not be in close proximity with staff members, there is no requirement to wear a mask or face shield, however, residents are free to do so if they would like.
Visit the Waste Explorer for alternative drop-off solutions.
- Vanier Parkway – Vanier Parkway between Presland Road and Donald Street will have intermittent lane reductions in both directions from Monday, September 28 until Friday, October 9 for watermain and sewer replacement. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times and signed detours will be in place for pedestrians.
- Montreal Road/Vanier Parkway intersection: Crews are scheduled to pour concrete sidewalk on the west side of the Vanier Parkway this week. The sidewalk is the last phase of the intersection work this year until spring 2021.
- Montreal Road – North River Road to Vanier Parkway:The roadbed on the south side of Montreal Road will be graded in preparation for curb construction on the south side of Montreal Road. The curb is scheduled to be constructed week of September 28 followed by paving and reinstatement of the sidewalk in the month of October.
- Montreal Road – Vanier Parkway to Marier Avenue: Crews are focusing work on the section of road between Olmstead and Marier, specifically the south side of the road where utility and road box construction is taking place. Construction of concrete curbs on the south side is tentatively scheduled for late next week. The road in this location is being constructed to allow for an eastbound left turn lane proposed at the Montreal Road/Marier Avenue intersection.
- North River Road – Paving of North River Road is scheduled for late this week.
McArthur Avenue –Modifications are being completed at several intersections along McArthur Ave to improve traffic flow during the 2021 and 2022 Montreal Road detour. During the detour, eastbound Montreal Road traffic between Vanier Parkway and St. Laurent Boulevard will be detoured via McArthur Avenue. The proposed intersection modifications are generally limited to curb adjustments and lane markings at the following intersections:
- North River Road/McArthur Avenue intersection
- Vanier Parkway/McArthur Avenue intersection
- St. Laurent/McArthur Avenue intersection