Petition for a Safer Sherbourne Road

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.


Who's signing

Richard Singhroy
Jane Ellens
Greg Steeves
Mark Friesen
Naomi Harris
Avery Dawes
Pierre Wilder
Valerie Leloup
Carolyn Clackdoyle
Erin MacKinnon
Veronica Jackson
Sarah Stuchbury
roslyn Richardson
Holly Stardom
Bruce Besharah
Douglas McConnell
Heather Walsh
Gill Reilly
Cathy Cameron Rogers
Bruce Tsuji
Don Cooper
Paula McLeod
Sybil Powell
Kelly Connor
Omar Rajabali
Alex Marshall
Jean-Louis Dube
Kenneth Johansen
Michelle Schafer
358 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Richard Singhroy
    signed 2017-02-21 22:17:59 -0500
  • Jane Ellens
    signed 2016-07-02 06:55:16 -0400
  • Greg Steeves
    signed 2016-06-27 12:20:02 -0400
  • Mark Friesen
    signed 2016-06-26 00:14:22 -0400
    Mark Friesen
  • Naomi Harris
    signed 2016-05-16 09:35:19 -0400
  • Avery Dawes
    signed via 2016-05-04 15:00:43 -0400
  • Pierre Wilder
    signed 2016-03-14 15:35:53 -0400
  • Valerie Leloup
    signed 2015-12-29 11:13:06 -0500
  • Carolyn Clackdoyle
    signed 2015-10-27 21:04:39 -0400
  • Erin MacKinnon
    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!!!!
  • Veronica Jackson
    signed 2015-10-08 07:55:14 -0400
  • Sarah Stuchbury
    signed 2015-10-07 12:25:26 -0400
  • roslyn Richardson
    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
  • Holly Stardom
    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.
  • Bruce Besharah
    signed 2015-09-16 21:35:58 -0400
  • Douglas McConnell
    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.
  • Heather Walsh
    signed 2015-09-14 23:35:56 -0400
  • Gill Reilly
    signed 2015-09-14 18:24:17 -0400
  • Cathy Cameron Rogers
    signed 2015-09-14 17:40:18 -0400
  • Bruce Tsuji
    signed 2015-09-14 15:41:57 -0400
  • Don Cooper
    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.
  • Paula McLeod
    signed 2015-09-13 19:32:42 -0400
    Paula McLeod
  • Sybil Powell
    signed 2015-09-13 11:52:05 -0400
  • Kelly Connor
    signed 2015-09-12 12:10:05 -0400
  • Omar Rajabali
    signed 2015-09-10 20:46:25 -0400
  • Alex Marshall
    signed 2015-09-10 20:25:40 -0400
  • Kenneth Johansen
    followed this page 2015-09-10 16:46:08 -0400
  • Jean-Louis Dube
    signed 2015-09-10 12:22:29 -0400
    Sherbourne and Keenan need street lights
  • Kenneth Johansen
    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.
  • Michelle Schafer
    signed 2015-09-07 21:31:01 -0400