Parking enforcement blitz to clear bus and cycling lanes, and rush-hour routes

photo_0The City of Ottawa reminds motorists to abide by parking regulations and not to use or block bus, cycling or rush hour lanes. By-law & Regulatory Services will ticket and tow vehicles that are in violation of these parking regulations.

To improve traffic flow, the City will undertake an enforcement blitz that will focus on main arterial roads where cars may also be ticketed and towed to prevent illegal parking during rush hour. Enforcement is increasing to ensure public safety and efficient vehicular flow in high-traffic areas in the downtown core.

Motorists are not permitted to use bus-only lanes, even for short drop-offs or deliveries. These lanes are reserved for OC Transpo and emergency vehicles. The fine for stopping in a bus-only lane is $120. Bus-only lanes are clearly marked on the roadway with diamond shapes, defined white borders and signage.

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Weekend closures on Lyon Street between Albert and Queen Streets

road-work-ahead-2-1225792.jpg.size.xxlarge.promoCrews will be working on a one block stretch of Lyon Street from Albert Street to Queen Street over the next two weekends to remove the steel plates and repave the road surface.

Work will begin on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. and last until Monday, April 24 at 6 a.m. A second weekend of work will take place beginning Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. and ending on Monday, May 1 at 6 a.m.

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Accessibility Advisory Committee supports wider sidewalks on Elgin Street

accessibility design standardsThe Accessibility Advisory Committee met on Tuesday, April 11 and passed a motion in support of wider of sidewalks on Elgin Street:

Whereas Elgin Street is scheduled for full reconstruction to begin in 2019 to replace aging underground infrastructure including watermain and sewer work;


Whereas the existing sidewalks on Elgin Street are substandard in width and do not comply with the City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standards;

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