By Mike Vlasveld, City News, January 18, 2021
The City of Ottawa says it wants to hear what residents think of the job its winter maintenance teams have been doing; plowing, salting and sanding local roads and sidewalks. The City of Ottawa is reviewing its Winter Maintenance Quality Standards (WMQS), and it says residents can help out in a few different ways, here: by completing a survey, available until February 19; participating in one of four virtual workshops, January 25, 26, 27 or 28; and/or sharing an idea or question in a discussion forum. Anyone looking to complete the survey by phone, or who might require other accessibility related accommodations, can call 613-282-2685.
(...)Issues such as climate change, accessibility, sustainability, equity and healthy living have evolved since the current standards were put in place in 2003. The 2021 review will focus on:
- Residential roads
- Cycling pathways
- Multi-use pathways for walking, cycling and rollerblading