August 26, 2018
MAKING ALTA VISTA STREETS SAFER
Residents have told me in large numbers that we need to better address speeding on our streets – not only in Alta Vista, but across Ottawa.
Correcting speeding on residential streets is not solved by a “one-size-fits-all” approach; it requires actively listening to residents, working collaboratively with traffic experts and designing smart policies to effectively address safety initiatives. As Alta Vista’s City Councillor I will push to:
PROTECT VULNERABLE USERS OF OUR ROADS
I support updating the City of Ottawa’s Strategic Road Safety Action Plan (2012) and incorporating the principles of the “Vision Zero Policy” to ensure we continue to effectively evaluate how the City engages, educates and engineers its roadways.
GIVE RESIDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD
Ensuring that residents are provided greater opportunity to actively participate in discussions with city traffic experts on specific traffic calming initiatives unique to their own streets – as I firmly believe that the people who know a street the best are the people who live there!
SUPPORT EFFECTIVE TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES
I will advocate to extend the ward based annual traffic calming measures budget. This provides City Councillor’s with $40K to implement measures such as: speed display boards, and community entrance signage.
SUPPORT COMPLETE STREETS
I will advocate for (where applicable) the City’s Complete Streets Policy that puts an emphasis on designing streets for all users (including pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users). Projects like the transformation of Othello Avenue into a complete street (that I led as a community association president within the ward) demonstrates my commitment to delivering safer streets and promoting multi-modes of transportation.