Ottawa closes stretches of Bank Street, Rideau Canal driveway to vehicles
After weeks of lobbying, and examples set in Montreal and other cities, officials are moving to “pedestrianize” some of Ottawa’s streets for people out on essential trips. That should include bikes and all sorts of active transportation.
Some New Westminster roads being reallocated to provide social distancing for pedestrians
Studying pinch points, the City is studying the situation and acting to “ensure people have safe spaces to walk and cycle – away from motor vehicles while also allowing social distancing to occur,”
Ottawa adjusts traffic signals as traffic volume drops by 50% during COVID-19 pandemic
The City of Ottawa tells CTV News Ottawa that traffic, pedestrian and cycling signals have been adjusted to reflect the decrease in vehicular traffic on the roads.