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(Updated 7 a.m., Feb. 4)
Councillors given $40K per ward to pay for traffic calming measures

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

Ottawa city councillors are readying themselves for an influx of requests for local traffic calming measures after setting aside $40,000 per ward for everything from flexible signs down the centre of streets to speed display boards.

The $40,000 represents a significant increase in spending on traffic calming measures over what was spent in 2015, especially in the three wards that make up the far east end.

According to a city report, $22,315 was spent on traffic calming measures in Cumberland Ward last year, compared to $12,908 in Orléans Ward and $4,895 in Innes Ward. The city-wide average was $7,656 per ward.

With an increase in available funds for 2016, a number of community associations and private residents are expected to petition the three local councillors for traffic calming instalations.

Among some of the problem areas in need of help are Forest Valley Drive in Chapel Hill; Viseneau Drive in Chateauneuf; and Bearbrook Road in Blackburn Hamlet.

There many other areas and many other streets. Residents who would like their street to be considered for traffic calming measures are encouraged to contact their local councillor.

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