The case for lowering speed limit is one that can’t be argued against, and rightfully so — speed is a factor in the severity of injuries and death on our streets. Cities around the world, and the World Health Organization, supports 30km/hr streets.
The city recently re-opened Montreal Road between St. Laurent and the North River Road to vehicle traffic in all directions. This 2km stretch of road cuts through the heart of Vanier and connects two future transit priority corridors (St Laurent & Montreal Road) to the NCC multi-use paths along the Rideau River.
Bike Ottawa recently sent feedback to the City about designs for St. Laurent Boulevard. As the presentation on this project explains, the street is being redesigned with transit priority in mind, and safe and accessible infrastructure for people on bikes and pedestrians will be included in the plan.