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 Steve Desroches, 
  • Councillor Sean Devine, 
  • Councillor Laura Dudas, 
  • Councillor Glen Gower, 
  • Councillor Laine Johnson, 
  • Councillor Wilson Lo, 
  • Councillor Matt Luloff, 
  • and Councillor Ariel Troster 

Rosa Ramos, Committee Coordinator
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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 remote 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 Wednesday, May 10, 2023 in Transportation Committee Report 5.

The deadline to register by phone to speak, or submit written comments or visual presentations is 4 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, and the deadline to register to speak by email is 8:30 am on Thursday, April 27, 2023.

File no: ACS2023-PRE-TP-0002 - Barrhaven West (3), College (8), Knoxdale-Merivale (9), Barrhaven East (24)

  • Report Recommendation(s)

    That the Transportation Committee recommend that Council:

    1. Receive for information the revised functional design for the Barrhaven LRT Environmental Assessment Study between Knoxdale Road and West Hunt Club Road and the associated consultation outcome as described in this report and supporting documents; and
    2. Direct staff to re-initiate the Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) in accordance with Regulation 231/08 of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, including the preparation and filing of the Environmental Project Report for final public review and comment.

File no: ACS2023-PRE-TP-0004 - Stittsville (6), Kanata North (4)

  • Report Recommendation(s)

    That the Transportation Committee recommend that Council:

    1. Approve the functional design for the Huntmar Drive Widening and Stittsville Main Street Extension Environmental Assessment Study, as described in this report; and,
    2. Direct Transportation Planning staff to finalize the Environmental Study Report and proceed with its posting for the 30-day public review period in accordance with the Ontario Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

File no: ACS2023-PWD-TRF-0004 - Citywide

  • Report Recommendations

    That Transportation Committee recommend that Council approve:

    1. The establishment of a Processing Centre for Automated Speed Enforcement infractions in Ottawa as outlined in the report;
    2. The creation and funding for permanent full-time equivalent positions (FTEs) required for By-law and Regulatory Services, as detailed in the report to operate the Automated Speed Enforcement Processing Centre, including:
      1. One (1) Program Manager position;
      2. Three (3) Supervisor positions;
      3. One (1) Clerk position;
      4. One (1) Analyst position; and,
      5. 24 Provincial Offence Officer positions.
    3. That staffing costs during the start-up period in 2023, as identified in item 2, and all required non-compensation costs in 2023 as described in the report, be funded by the Road Safety Reserve Fund;
    4. That permanent funding for the aforementioned FTEs, all non-compensation costs and the associated revenues as described in the report be requested as part of the 2024 Budget process. 

File no: ACS2022-OCC-CCS-0055 - Kanata North (4)

  • Report Recommendation:

    That Transportation Committee recommend that Council approve that the speed limit be lowered from 80 km/h to 60 km/h on March Road between Teron Road to Carling Avenue/Station Road.

File no: ACS2023-OCC-CCS-0049 - Citywide 

  • THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Transportation Committee recommend Council approve that the speed limit on Woodroffe Avenue between Richmond Road and Carling Avenue be reduced to 40 kph permanently to put community safety ahead of motor vehicles.

File no: ACS2023-OCC-CCS-0060 - Citywide

  • THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT City staff—in the upcoming review of sidewalk design guidelines—give consideration to the two current sidewalk designs (ramp- and drop-style), as well as giving consideration to an alternate design in which the full width of the sidewalk remains flat and level, with a mountable curb serving to provide driveway access; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT in the interim until the staff review is completed and design guidelines are updated or confirmed by City Council, City staff increase the consultation with the local councillor on the possibility of implementing either ramp-style or drop-style sidewalks for current and upcoming road re-construction projects in their respective ward, assuming the preferred design meets current standards.

Next Meeting

Thursday, 25 May 2023