Transportation Committee


Meeting #:
Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Avenue West, and by electronic participation
  • Chair: Councillor Tim Tierney, 
  • Vice-Chair: Councillor Catherine Kitts, 
  • Councillor Jessica Bradley, 
  • Councillor George Darouze, 
  • Councillor Sean Devine, 
  • Councillor Laura Dudas, 
  • Councillor Glen Gower, 
  • Councillor Laine Johnson, 
  • Councillor Wilson Lo, 
  • Councillor Matt Luloff, 
  • and Councillor Ariel Troster 
  • Councillor Steve Desroches 

Transportation Committee

Notices and meeting information are attached to the agenda and minutes, including: availability of simultaneous interpretation and accessibility accommodations; in camera meeting procedures; information items not subject to discussion; personal information disclaimer for correspondents and public speakers; notices regarding minutes; and hybrid participation details.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available, upon request.

Except where otherwise indicated, reports requiring Council consideration will be presented to Council on March 6, 2024 in Transportation Committee Report 10.

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on February 21, 2024, and the deadline to register to speak by email is 8:30 am on February 22, 2024.

No Declarations of Interest were filed.

File No. ACS2024-OCC-CCS-0012 - Ward 16

The following Motion had been moved by Councillor R. Brockington and seconded by Councillor J. Bradley at the City Council meeting of 06 December 2023:

  • WHEREAS Budget 2024 provides capital funding to design and implement the City’s portion of the physical infrastructure required to implement automated speed enforcement cameras at 20 sites in 2024 (Capital Project 911183 - 2024 Automated Speed Enforcement Camera Installation); and

    WHEREAS one of the proposed locations for 2024 is Kitchener Avenue in Ward 16; and

    WHEREAS Walkley Road between McCarthy Road and the Airport Parkway facilitates approximately 15,000 vehicles per day in both directions, including an average speed of, compared to 2,300 vehicles per day in both directions on Kitchener Avenue, with an average speed of 42km/hr; and 

    WHEREAS Walkley Road was designated a Community Safety Zone by City Council in 2023 due to its proximity to four schools and two parks and is the subject of chronic concerns raised by the public about speed of traffic along this corridor;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the proposed Automated Speed Enforcement Camera Installation for Kitchener Avenue in 2024 be relocated to Walkley Road between McCarthy Road and Southmore Drive East.


    Council Motion N ͦ  2023-16-10

    That the Brockington/Bradley (Motion 2023 28-11) be Referred to the Transportation Committee. 


File No. ACS2024-OCC-CCS-0013 - City Wide

  • Report Recommendation(s)
    That Transportation Committee receive this report for information.


There were no in camera items.

Moved by: Vice Chair C. Kitts (on behalf of Councillor M. Carr)

WHEREAS there is continuing demand for parking on Lynda Lane, a local road between Billings Avenue and Smyth Road; and

WHEREAS parking on Lynda Lane supports access and provides visitors to the Ottawa Hospital’s General Campus and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario with short-term on-street parking; and

WHEREAS a Local Area Parking Assessment was completed in 2015 which was in turn tabled at Transportation Committee (ACS2015-COS-PWS-0012); and

WHEREAS the ward councillor’s office regularly receives complaints from local residents and parking users regarding the short-term on street parking provisions on Lynda Lane; and

WHEREAS the Local Area Parking Assessment committed to continue to monitor and assess the impacts of the reconstruction work; and

WHEREAS in 2009 Council approved parking rate setting guidelines in the Municipal Parking Management Strategy (ACS2009-COS-PWS-0009) that provide standard measures and criteria for where and when on-street parking rates should be introduced, adjusted, or removed; and

WHEREAS the rate setting guidelines were updated in 2019 through the Municipal Parking Management Strategy Refresh and Governance Review (ACS2019-PWE-RPS-0016)

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff conduct an assessment to evaluate paid parking requirements and feasibility on Lynda Lane and provide recommendations to Council by Q1 2025.

Moved by: Councillor W. Lo

WHEREAS the City does not currently have a maintenance program for regularly cutting and/or removing weeds along concrete curbs that do not pose a public safety hazard; and

WHEREAS weeds along concrete curbs are currently addressed on an ad hoc and reactive basis through service requests submitted to 3-1-1; and

WHEREAS the City experienced a very warm summer in 2023 with higher-than-normal precipitation that resulted in an increase in vegetation and weed growth, specifically in suburban areas, notably along street edges and curb lines; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Transportation Committee recommend to Council that Public Works staff undertake a municipal scan to understand if and how other Canadian municipalities address weeds along concrete curbs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that staff determine the feasibility of a program to cut and/or remove weeds along street edges and curbs, including the staffing, equipment, and budget requirements, as well as a proposed pilot project, and report back to Transportation Committee by Q4 2024.

There were no Inquiries.

There was no other business.

Next Meeting: March 28, 2024.

The meeting adjourned at 10:01 am.