OC Transpo Morning Route Improvements Coming for Half Moon Bay

OCTranspo_red_smallCity Councillor Jan Harder and OC Transpo have announced improvements for Half Moon Bay residents for the morning commute.

Starting with the fall schedule change in September, all Route 177 buses from Half Moon Bay running Northbound will become a Route 95 at Barrhaven Centre. This means that riders who currently need to transfer to a 95 to get downtown will be able to stay on the same bus.

The fall schedule is currently being developed by OC Transpo and will reflect these changes.

While the afternoon rush will still require riders to transfer from a 95 to a 177, the HMBCA will continue to lobby for improved service for that period as well.

Greenbank Road Widening (Malvern to Strandherd) Detour

Heads up drivers!

Greenbank Road between Berrigan and Malvern will be closed from 11pm Saturday February 7 to 1pm Sunday February 8 as they complete and open the detour road that will be in place for a couple of years.

This detour road is located adjacent to existing Greenbank over the VIA tracks as the city begins construction of an underpass as part of the Greenbank Road widening project.

Learn more information about the Greenbank Road widening project on the City of Ottawa's website.

City of Ottawa Snow Removal Plan

Ever wonder when your street will be plowed after a winter snow storm? The City of Ottawa has provided this great infographic demonstrating their plan.

Note that most residential side streets are not plowed until 10-16 hours after the beginning of snow accumulation. While the overnight parking ban is in effect from 1am-7am, this sometimes means that the majority of our streets are not plowed within the parking ban hours.

Please be courteous to your neighbours and try to keep your vehicles off the streets until plowing has been completed.

City of Ottawa's Snow Removal Plan


Councillor Harder’s Spring Open House

What: Spring Open House for Councillors Harder and Desroches
When: Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Walter Baker Sports Centre, Upper Concourse

This is your chance to see displays from a number of city services, such as Ottawa Public Health, Park Planners for Wards 3 & 22, Traffic and Stakeholder Relations, Greenbank widening project, Hydro Ottawa, Barrhaven Canada Day Committee, Oktoberfest Ottawa 2014 and much more!

Representatives from the Half Moon Bay Community Association will be there as well.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Help Build a Liveable Ottawa Information Session – Tonight at Walter Baker Sports Centre

What: Help Build a Liveable Ottawa Information Session
When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 4pm-8pm
Where: Walter Baker Sports Centre, 2nd Floor Food Court, 100 Malvern Drive

What will Ottawa's transportation network look like in the years to come? How will we move around the city on the bus, in our cars, on our bikes or on foot? How does the way we move around our neighbourhoods fit in with the way the city will physically grow and develop as guided by our city's updated Official Plan?

What can we afford to build and maintain?

Follow the Building a Liveable Ottawa 2031 project by learning more about the Official Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, Transportation Master Plan, Cycling Plan and the Pedestrian Plan at tonight's Information Session at the Walter Baker Sports Centre from 4pm-8-pm.

City staff will be available to discuss and explain proposed plans for the expansion of the city's transit, road, cycling and pedestrian networks, as well as the proposed policies to guide development in the urban, suburban, and rural areas of Ottawa.