Monthly Archives: April 2011

Chicken pedestrians

The City will reconstruct Somerset Street West between Booth and Preston later this year. As part of the streetscaping, a number of decorative granite pavers will be inserted into the concrete paver sidewalk. While the final designs haven’t yet been selected, the likely … Continue reading

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Storm damage

There are so few large trees left in the City, and the City is determined not to (re)plant large-maturity trees, instead preferring small-size trees. Even in areas with no overhead wiring, or underground utilities, where there is plenty of room for … Continue reading

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Primrose Park cleanup

Local residents have registered a Spring Cleaning project for Saturday, April 30 as part of the city’s “Cleaning the Capital” campaign. Our neighbours are invited to bring their work gloves and join us in the park at the corner of Rochester … Continue reading

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Electric bus

I was doing some browsing on the internet to look at bus and transit technologies. This is dangerous for me, as with little knowledge I can be easily mislead. But I did see a few things that interested me, and … Continue reading

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Well planted trees

Here’s another bit of Ottawa sidewalk I like. It’s along Place Bell Canada. Notice how well the curbs protect the trees against snowplows, parked objects, construction vehicles and equipment, etc. The tree trunks are thick, the leaf canopy is generous. The trees … Continue reading

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Darth Vader, Ottawa style

If Darth Vader lived in Ottawa, he’d have a copper helmet.

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Bus shelters vs a station for Bayview

 The picture below shows the current Bayview Station. It is simply a bus shelter on a hill in the middle of a field. It’s been that way since 2001, and while not ideal, it does function. The City is currently designing … Continue reading

Posted in 801 Albert St, Albert St, Bayview, Bayview Otrain, Bayview-Carling CDP, bike path, bikewest, DOTT, intensificatioin, LeBreton Flats, O-Train, Scott street, Transit, Uncategorized | 8 Comments