Our next community discussion on parkways will take place on February 7 at 7-9pm on Zoom, when we will discuss the Canal Parkways in 2022.
The event will start with opening remarks by Tobi Nussbaum, NCC CEO, and local politicians whose jurisdictions touch on the canal, namely: Yasir Naqvi MP Ottawa Centre; Joel Harden MPP Ottawa Centre; Shawn Menard, Capital Ward City Councillor; Catherine McKenney, Somerset Ward City Councillor; and, Mathieu Fleury, Rideau-Vanier Ward City Councillor.
Opening remarks will be followed by presentations from Ian Lockwood P. Eng., liveable transportation engineer with Toole Design, and Suzanne Woo P. Eng., transportation engineer formerly with the City of Ottawa.
Following these remarks, the floor will be opened to a community discussion on what you hope to see on the Rideau Canal parkways in 2022 and beyond.
Register at https://canalparkways.eventbrite.ca
I am an avid cyclist. I cycle 20 km per day five days a week. In the past when the parkway was closed I found it safer to cycle on the path near the canal as pedestrians wandered about making it very difficult to avoid hitting them.
I am also concerned that the added car and other motorized vehicles will be diverted off the parkway onto the residential streets of Centretown, the Glebe and Dows Lake communities.
A good compromise would be closing the Parkway to cars on the weekends only.