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Forest Valley Drive Area Traffic Management Study

Project Status: 
Completed

Open House #2 - June 9, 2015

The City of Ottawa has developed options in response to residents' traffic concerns on Forest Valley Drive. The study examined the road conditions from the perspective of all users, including pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and adjacent residential property owners.

At the second open house, two proposed scenarios were presented that described potential traffic calming scenarios including installing speed humps and intersection and midblock narrowing.

Open House Display Boards [ PDF 7.899 MB ]

Brian Tweedie, Coordinator
Transportation Planning Branch
Planning and Growth Management
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 13256
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: Brian.Tweedie@ottawa.ca

Open House #1 June 10, 2014 - Comment Summary

City staff solicited feedback on community traffic from neighbourhood residents as well as all interested parties at the open house held June 10 2014. Please see the following attachment for a summary of the comments/concerns received along with brief responses from City staff.

Comment Summary [ PDF 142 KB ]

We are currently refining alternative solutions (inclusive of a recommended solution) based upon the comments and suggestions received. These alternatives will be presented at a second open house tentatively scheduled to take place in winter 2014.

For more information, please contact:
Brian Tweedie, P.Eng
Co-ordinator, Area Traffic Management
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 13256
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: brian.tweedie@ottawa.ca

Study Update 2016

At the second open house meeting on 9 June 2015 staff presented a recommended plan for Forest Valley Drive along with an alternative plan. These plans can be found in the Open House #2 display boards. The recommended plan featured a number of roadway narrowings along Forest Valley Drive, as well as four speed humps on the segment south of Meadowglen Drive. The plan also included a new crosswalk at Rivermill Crescent (N). Based on the feedback we received at the meeting, the recommended plan was carried forward.

A report reflecting this result was then drafted and sent to the Ward Councillor for review. The Councillor had, in the time since the public meeting, received additional comments from residents living on the section of Forest Valley Drive between Meadowglen Drive and St. Joseph Boulevard requesting that speed humps be installed on their street instead of the roadway narrowings originally proposed. As the result of a request from the Councillor, staff consulted area residents to gauge public interest in the implementation of flat-top speed humps instead of roadway narrowings.

A flyer was distributed to area residents to gauge public opinion. A sketch of the original staff recommended plan was included, along with the alternative scenario that included speed humps along the length of Forest Valley. Residents were asked to review the two plans and to submit their comments to staff.

Feedback Results

Resident feedback was collected and reviewed by City staff and the Councillor's office. The comments received were also summarized to facilitate discussions.

Next, the Councillor's office will meet with the Chapel Hill North Community Association. Based on those discussions, the results from the public consultation, and input from City staff, a decision will be made on how to proceed with the Forest Valley Drive Area Traffic Management Study.

If you have any questions, please e-mail or mail them to the attention of:

Brian Tweedie, Coordinator
Transportation Planning Branch
Planning and Growth Management
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 13256
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: Brian.Tweedie@ottawa.ca

Forest Valley Drive Area Traffic Management Study - Overview

Orleans Boulevard to St. Joseph Boulevard

Open House #1
June 10, 2014
6 to 8 p.m.
Ottawa Public Library – Orléans Branch
Bériault Meeting Room
1705 Orléans Boulevard

The City of Ottawa has initiated a study to examine traffic and driver behavioural concerns along the Forest Valley Drive corridor between Orléans Boulevard and St. Joseph Boulevard. The purpose of this Open House is to introduce the project and solicit input on community traffic from neighbourhood residents as well as all interested parties. The input received will assist in the developing of alternative plans for technical evaluation and future public input.

It is worth noting that this study, though not directly related to the 'flex-stake' signage program currently being piloted on Forest Valley Drive (and other locations across the City), will include an examination of alternative measures to the 'flex-stake' signage for the segment of Forest Valley Drive between Willowbark Drive and Meadowglen Drive.

Welcome [ PDF 212 KB ]
Overview [ PDF 166 KB ]
Area Traffic Management Process [ PDF 792 KB ]
Study Area [ PDF 16.2 MB ]
Existing Conditions [ PDF 178 KB ]
Traffic Volumes [ PDF 16.9 MB ]
85th Percentile Speed (Km/h)  [ PDF 16.5 MB ]
Collisions (2008-2012) [ PDF 16.8 MB ]
Speed Hump  [ PDF 230 KB ]
Intersection and Mid-block Narrowings [ PDF 267 KB ]
Pilot Temporary Traffic Calming Project: Signage Locations  [ PDF 5.8 MB ]
Pilot Temporary Traffic Calming Project Results [ PDF 507 KB ]

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call 3-1-1 or e-mail the project lead below before the event.

Please join City staff and Councillor Rainer Bloess to provide your input and learn more. Your comments are welcome and encouraged at any point during this study. For more information, please contact:

Brian Tweedie
Co-ordinator, Area Traffic Management
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 13256
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: brian.tweedie@ottawa.ca