OC Transpo seeking feedback on Para Transpo eligibility policies and booking processes

Image-1Public consultations will take place on September 17, 22, 30 and October 6 at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. There are a total of 16 sessions, four per day, with a registration limit of 20 people per session. Para Transpo customers, caregivers, community agencies, hospital representatives, long-term care facilities and the general public are invited to register.

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City, Bank Street BIA and Capital Pride to unveil rainbow crosswalks

777px-Gay_flag.svgOttawa Mayor Jim Watson, Somerset Councillor Catherine McKenney, members of the Bank Street BIA and organizers of Capital Pride Festival will unveil rainbow crosswalks during a photo op in the heart of the Village.

Location:    Intersection of Bank and Somerset streets

Date and time: Thursday, August 20, 8:00 a.m.

In case of rain, the same event will take place on Friday, August 21.

New pedestrian and cycling bridge connects Somerset and Kitchissippi wards

15H-286   024Residents travelling through Little Italy and the Civic Hospital neighbourhoods have more travel options thanks to a new bridge connecting Hickory and Adeline Streets. Until the bridge opened last week, both streets came to a dead end on opposite sides of the O-Train Trillium Line rail bed.

This bridge helps improve the connectivity to the rapid-transit network and to cycling facilities on Bayswater Avenue and Rochester Street.

This new pedestrian and cycling bridge is the first infrastructure project to be built with co-operative funding from the development community through a new innovative policy (Section 37 of the Planning Act). The budget for the project was $1.5 million.