Petition for a Safer Sherbourne Road

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Goal: 329 signatures

Sherbourne Road is used by many people in the community to get to school, work, the park, the community centre or simply just for a walk around the neighbourhood. As pedestrians of all ages and abilities use the road, speeding vehicles are a danger. With every year more and more cyclists are also riding on the road. And now with the school bus system changing in September 2015 every day more school children will be crossing the road either on foot or on a bike where fast moving cars make this dangerous.

 With few places to cross safely on this wide and winding road citizens are taking action. The Carlingwood and McKellar Park Community Association, together with Ecology Ottawa are organizing to make Sherbourne Road safer for everyone.

 Therefore, the community is looking at what traffic calming measures would best serve the neighbourhood to make the road not only safe, but also an enjoyable place to be. After assessing the road and considering short term and long term solutions, the community will bring recommendations to the city through Councillors Jeff Leiper and Mark Taylor.

 Sherbourne Road is due for resurfacing, most likely in 2018, which gives residents time to imagine the kind of road that would serve everyone best. The Complete Streets policy that was adopted in 2013 requires that the city consider improvements for pedestrians and cyclists when any road work is planned. This means that the residents can change and improve the current design so that all users have a safe and comfortable experience on Sherbourne Road. We believe that the community deserves a street that is safe for all users, including pedestrians and cyclists of all ages and abilities.

 

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signed 2016-06-27 12:20:02 -0400
signed 2016-06-26 00:14:22 -0400
Mark Friesen
signed 2016-05-16 09:35:19 -0400
signed via 2016-05-04 15:00:43 -0400
signed 2016-03-14 15:35:53 -0400
signed 2015-12-29 11:13:06 -0500
signed 2015-10-27 21:04:39 -0400
signed 2015-10-15 09:08:40 -0400
Sherbourne definitely has to change. An accident is waiting to happen, It’s not if, but when…I have two children who walk to school and I always have their safety in mind…turning onto Sherbourne numerous times in a taxi, almost got hit by drivers zooming around that bend…it has to change!!!!
signed 2015-10-08 07:55:14 -0400
signed 2015-10-07 12:25:26 -0400
signed 2015-10-05 13:29:10 -0400
I think they need to find ways to slow people down on Sherbourne fo all the people living on it and pedestrians and bicyclists using it and I think that they desperately need to look at the corner of Sherbourne and Lauder as a safety issue as you take your life into your hands trying to cross that intersection either by car, bike or foot
signed 2015-09-17 15:32:05 -0400
My family of five uses Sherbourne every single day. Our home is located about 50 metres from the road.
signed 2015-09-16 21:35:58 -0400
signed 2015-09-15 07:09:12 -0400
Also in favour of speed bumps close to Bromley Rd to reduce the speed of cars in that locale.
signed 2015-09-14 23:35:56 -0400
signed 2015-09-14 18:24:17 -0400
signed 2015-09-14 17:40:18 -0400
signed 2015-09-14 15:41:57 -0400
signed 2015-09-14 06:39:30 -0400
A number of smart choices during resurfacing could have significant impact for the safety of the community.
signed 2015-09-13 19:32:42 -0400
Paula McLeod
signed 2015-09-13 11:52:05 -0400
signed 2015-09-12 12:10:05 -0400
signed 2015-09-10 20:46:25 -0400
signed 2015-09-10 20:25:40 -0400
followed this page 2015-09-10 16:46:08 -0400
signed 2015-09-10 12:22:29 -0400
Sherbourne and Keenan need street lights
signed 2015-09-10 06:42:36 -0400
Traffic calming is already a good idea, and it will be essential when the LRT station gets into operation.
signed 2015-09-07 21:31:01 -0400
signed 2015-09-07 17:49:37 -0400
signed 2015-09-07 17:45:56 -0400
My children and I cross Sherbourne Rd at Saville Row at least twice a day, walking to and from Broadview P.S. I am appalled at the number of cars that do not stop at this intersection, or drive dangerously ‘around’ us. Another problem area is the turn into Dovercourt Ave, where cars frequently refuse to stop, even when the kids are in the middle of the road. Speed is also an issue. I would love to see traffic control in this area.
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Goal: 329 signatures