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

Angus MacArthur
Kerry MacArthur
Yumna Choudhry
Trudy Werry
Brenda Jackson
Andrea Langille
Patrucj McDonald
Maria Fulford
Angus McMurtry
Neeta Das McMurtry
nicola peloso
Toshimi Matsumoto
Simon Ginsberg
Murray Carson
Cindy De Cuypere
Aija Auzina
Omar Montelongo
Glen Milne
Crystal Paoliello
Judy Dunlop
katja Canini
Simon Ferguson
Madeleine Montelongo
Ruth Silbert
Jane murray
Janet Milne
358 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Angus MacArthur
    signed 2015-09-07 17:49:37 -0400
  • Kerry MacArthur
    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.
  • Yumna Choudhry
    signed 2015-09-06 23:17:47 -0400
  • Trudy Werry
    signed 2015-08-31 11:25:22 -0400
  • Brenda Jackson
    signed 2015-08-27 15:39:28 -0400
  • Andrea Langille
    signed 2015-08-27 15:30:19 -0400
  • Patrucj McDonald
    signed 2015-08-26 16:09:37 -0400
  • Maria Fulford
    signed 2015-08-26 07:47:39 -0400
    We are a young family of 4 that bike, walk and run in our neighbourhood. We try to use our car as little as possible.
  • Angus McMurtry
    signed 2015-08-25 16:51:59 -0400
    I am glad that Sherbourne Road will be made more safe for children and other walkers and cyclists. I also hope that streets linked to Sherbourne, like Windermere, Fraser and Courtney will be considered in the plan. Specifically, we need to reduce or calm traffic through the neighbourhood. Right now, many drivers drive carelessly, too quickly and/or fail to stop at stop signs.
  • Aija Auzina
    followed this page 2015-08-25 15:14:56 -0400
  • Neeta Das McMurtry
    signed 2015-08-25 10:45:29 -0400
  • nicola peloso
    signed 2015-08-25 10:32:50 -0400
    please slow down the traffic.
  • Toshimi Matsumoto
    signed via 2015-08-24 17:51:18 -0400
  • Simon Ginsberg
    signed 2015-08-24 12:22:10 -0400
  • Murray Carson
    signed 2015-08-23 18:47:57 -0400
  • Erin Hanlon
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-20 20:02:33 -0400
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  • Cindy De Cuypere
    signed 2015-08-19 18:44:50 -0400
  • Aija Auzina
    signed 2015-08-13 16:52:02 -0400
  • Omar Montelongo
    signed 2015-08-12 17:08:26 -0400
  • Glen Milne
    signed 2015-08-12 16:23:20 -0400
    This neighbourhood as a whole is suffering from many instances of cut-through speeding traffic. For instance our street, Lauder, gets rush hour speeders zigging through. They threaten the children in the school using Bromley Baptist church….who sometimes use the street for walks and jogging Let’s calm the neighbourhood, not just Sherbourne.
  • Crystal Paoliello
    signed 2015-08-12 12:55:48 -0400
  • John Bagnell
    followed this page 2015-08-12 11:17:28 -0400
  • Judy Dunlop
    signed via 2015-08-11 20:39:44 -0400
  • Katja Canini
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-11 15:36:18 -0400
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  • katja Canini
    signed 2015-08-11 15:35:13 -0400
  • Simon Ferguson
    signed 2015-08-11 13:46:29 -0400
  • Madeleine Montelongo
    signed via 2015-08-11 12:16:05 -0400
    Great initiative and absolutely necessary before something horrid happens.
  • Ruth Silbert
    signed 2015-08-11 11:57:57 -0400
  • Jane murray
    signed via 2015-08-11 11:46:44 -0400
  • Janet Milne
    signed 2015-08-11 11:05:22 -0400
    Sherbourne is a residential street which is being used as if it were a highway. It needs traffic calming as much as Lyon and Other downtown streets. Sherbourne is on the way to so many thoroughfares, including Carlingwood, Byron and Richmond Rd that many people use it as a shortcut between these streets. Like many other streets in the area it also has inadequate sidewalks for pedestrians.