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

Airlie Mcghee
Catherine Rossiter
Laura Gutierrez
Raul Razo
Jill Dunlop
Tuula Talvila
Shannon Peacocke
Liliana Cruz-Ramirez
Tricia Ross
Cindy Rutley
Emily Chen
Eeica Love
Christine Barlow
Colleen Johnstone
Nandita Bijur
Cameron Johnstone
Alecia O'Brien
marcello marcantonio
Dana Taylor
Andrea Kowalski
358 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Airlie Mcghee
    signed 2015-08-11 10:17:06 -0400
  • Catherine Rossiter
    signed 2015-08-11 09:56:29 -0400
  • Laura Gutierrez
    signed 2015-08-11 09:51:23 -0400
  • Raul Razo
    signed 2015-08-11 09:49:05 -0400
  • Jill Dunlop
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-11 09:38:13 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition for a Safer Sherbourne Road
  • Jill Dunlop
    signed 2015-08-11 09:37:23 -0400
  • Tuula Talvila
    signed 2015-08-11 09:36:35 -0400
  • Shannon Peacocke
    signed 2015-08-11 09:29:22 -0400
  • Liliana Cruz-Ramirez
    signed 2015-08-11 09:26:48 -0400
  • Tricia Ross
    signed 2015-08-11 09:02:08 -0400
  • Cindy Rutley
    signed 2015-08-11 08:42:53 -0400
  • Emily Chen
    signed 2015-08-11 08:41:42 -0400
    We walk, drive or walk on Sherbourne up to multiple times a day. People driving southbound towards Carling/Maitland consistently speed around a blind corner in the hopes of catching a green light at that intersection. I’ve seen one major accident and many near misses, and have come close to getting hit multiple times myself just trying to turn onto Sherbourne from a side street. Especially with more young families moving into the area, I sincerely hope that measures can be taken to slow drivers down on this street.
  • Eeica Love
    signed 2015-08-11 08:35:25 -0400
  • Christine Mill-Barlow
    posted about this on Facebook 2015-08-11 08:27:38 -0400
    Sign the petition: Petition for a Safer Sherbourne Road
  • Christine Barlow
    signed 2015-08-11 08:27:00 -0400
  • Colleen Johnstone
    signed 2015-07-31 05:41:44 -0400
  • Nandita Bijur
    signed 2015-07-30 16:43:43 -0400
  • Cameron Johnstone
    signed 2015-07-30 16:10:29 -0400
    Sherbourne has been only car friendly since the 60s

    Good news, there is lots of room for segregated bike lanes

    time for @jimwatsonottawa to make it happen
  • Alecia O'Brien
    signed via 2015-07-29 11:00:07 -0400
  • marcello marcantonio
    signed 2015-07-28 20:35:54 -0400
    I have lived on Sherbourne since 1972. The only problem that I have, is with the city of Ottawa. They gave us sidewalk and lights that was never requested. They have recently( 2 years) modified Fraser entrance that causes me to stop, because of faulty design. And it is a going argument I DO NOT agree with this vision as per Ecology Ottawa. WE do not need to live in a Disneyland, if people do not like it they can MOVE.
  • Dana Taylor
    signed 2015-07-27 16:04:49 -0400
  • Andrea Kowalski
    signed 2015-07-27 16:03:00 -0400
  • Nandita Bijur
    published this page 2015-07-27 13:51:55 -0400

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