Mayor, councillors send letter to NCC asking to help make several road intersections safer

By Dani-Elle Dubé, 1310 News, October 7, 2020

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and city councillors Tim Tierney and Jeff Leiper teamed up to send a letter to the National Capital Commission (NCC), asking to work together with the city to improve cycling safety at several intersections on NCC lands. 

Tierney, councillor for Beacon Hill-Cryville, released a copy of the letter that was sent to NCC’s CEO Tobi Nussbaum on his Twitter Wednesday afternoon, discussing the city’s Transportation Services staff’s Cycling Safety Review of High- Volume Intersections with heavy traffic and cycling intersections. 

The mayor and councillors say they hope to provide potential options for safety improvements and develop a roadmaps for changes to existing and future cycling facilities. 

In the letter, the mayor and councillors say they’ve consulted stakeholders that included Bike Ottawa, Ecology Ottawa, the Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCenter for feedback and input on the city’s preliminary list of 10 locations during the intersection screening stage.

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