With the first summer season of soccer watching, restaurant hopping, movie going, folk festing, skateboarding, retail shopping, Redblacks cheering and farmers’ marketing behind us, it’s time to take stock. What has been the impact thus far of the controversial Lansdowne project on the Glebe community now that we have some experience with it?
So, during the month of October the Glebe Community Association is conducting an online survey of Glebe and Dow’s Lake residents. The survey will seek feedback on what has been a primary community concern with the redeveloped Lansdowne: traffic.
But the survey will also try to understand how residents are using the new Lansdowne site, what they like about it and how it can be improved, beyond strictly its impact from a traffic perspective. Results of the survey will be shared with the community through the Glebe Report in December. Feedback obtained concerning the traffic impact of Lansdowne (including pedestrian, cycling and public transit issues) will also be shared with the Lansdowne Transportation Monitoring Operations Committee, which includes representatives from the City of Ottawa, the NCC and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group, as well as community representatives from the Glebe, Old Ottawa South and Old Ottawa East.
The online survey can be accessed via the Glebe Community Association website www.glebeca.ca or directly via www.surveymonkey.com/r/GlebeLansdowne and will remain open until the end of October. Residents preferring to complete a printed version of the survey can pick one up at the Glebe Community Centre.
Brian Mitchell is a member of the GCA’s Traffic Committee and represents the GCA on the Lansdowne Transportation Monitoring Operations Committee.