City charging safety advocates for traffic data - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, October 3, 2017

Community groups in Ottawa looking to improve road safety in their neighbourhoods are running into a roadblock of their own: a new fee for the basic traffic data they need to make their case.

Nancy Therrien, a local business owner and member of the Stittsville Village Association, discovered the fee, which starts at $108 and was approved by city council in 2015, while fighting for improvements to the intersection of Carp and Hazeldean roads.

A crash there last week renewed calls for improvements to the intersection, which has a hill on the north side and a sharp curve on the south side, making it difficult for drivers turning left to see who is coming.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/open-data-stittsville-intersection-carp-hazledean-collisions-1.4317656