Join us to discuss the re-design of Bronson Avenue. Bronson will need to be re-constructed in a few years, so we want to make sure the street is designed to best suit the needs of residents.
The consultation will be held online using Zoom. Please register for the event to receive your link to event.
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The easiest way to calm Bronson simple.
Connect the Airport Parkway to Riverside Drive Northbound. Then connect Riverside to Nicolas over the Rideau river. Next Build a tunnel through downtown to a bridge to Quebec for trucks through the downtown. Riverside and intersections will need to be upgraded to support a speed limit adjusted to 80 km/hr.
Peter Clark’s folly of adding the 2nd Bridge bridge across the Rideau river is now showing how silly that design was!!
I live car-less near South Keys. I sometimes need to cycle on Bronson to quickly get to the Glebe, Brewer Park, or Carleton U. Sometimes towing my kid in a carriage. I take the multi-use pathway to just before Bronson and Heron . but need to go on Bronson to Carlton U.. .That section is very dangerous for cyclists because of the highspeed on ramps and off ramps that cut through the bicycle lane. People merging onto Bronson treat it like a highway and are not looking out for bicycles! Please lets put some kind of multi-use pathway on the west side of Bronson (where it won’t intersect on and off ramps).
Bronson is a vital north-south roadway connecting the airport to the core, to Gatineau, to Carling Ave., and to the Queensway. People in cars, trucks, and buses must move about year round. It is the speed, not the volume of traffic which is frightening. Slower but moving traffic satisfies the needs of the most people. Reducing Bronson to two lanes and clogging it up is not the solution.
Inner city community with space limitations dictate the road can not accommodate every purpose. We must acknowledge not every road is suitable for cyclists, and Bronson is just such a roadway. In this case the pedestrians, and traffic circulation moving people and goods, need to take precedence.
Widening the sidewalks to fully use whatever land easement the city has, with higher curbs while slowing down the traffic with reduced speed limits, more pedestrian crossing lights, and narrow lanes is the best solution.
At the same time ensure less busy streets such as Lyon, and Bay are more cycle friendly and connect easily with other pathways and cycling routes.
Trying to be all things to all people results in poor decisions, and dissatisfaction for everyone.
Like most of the others sharing their thoughts, I would like to see a redesign that prioritizes people not cars. To that end a redesigned Bronson should: - reduce the number of vehicle lanes - have a design speed that reflects the posted speed limit - prioritize transit vehicles where possible - include protected cycling infrastructure - include protected (and raised where possible) intersections
Carling and Bronson is very dangerous, right-turns on red lights will kill someone soon. Glebe High, Glebe Montessori, many other schools and daycares mean lots of pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
The bicycle lane of death (Glebe Westbound at Bronson) is a joke.
Noise, traffic and pollution are terrible for those living up to a block away from Bronson. Make it a quieter street, bicycle lanes, and traffic calm where needed. The red light cameras don’t work most of the time.
I am also for a development like main street which maximizes safety for non-car users (pedestrians, bikes, scooters, wheelchairs) and incorporates phycological elements to limit cars speeds (Maybe some raised intersection designs too!). Bronson’s current design has already claimed the lives of many people (example: https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/news/carleton-student-identified-as-cycling-crash-victim-1.1001920/comments-7.336009) and the 4 lanes being reduced down to 2 is the logical choice. The goal of bronson’s redevelopment should be safety first!
The intersection of Fifth and Bronson requires more space as it is dangerous for pedestrians.
Speed must be reduce with traffic calming as cars, trucks and OC Transpo buses routines roar though the intersection, and race up the hill to the Canal.
The sidewalks between Fifth and the Canal require widening. Right now pedestrian are inches from racing traffic- dangerous at best and treacherous at worse.
Bronson need not accommodate cyclists, as they already have numerous option along the canal, QE Driveway and through the Glebe.
Pedestrians need to get to their homes, condos, apartments, schools, bus stops, etc.. Keep the traffic moving, but slow it down.
The sidewalks need widening from the Queensway to the Canal given the coming higher density developments with more people who will want to walk through the Glebe and to Bank St and Lansdowne.
If necessary, purchase some properties along the street particularly at the intersections to facilitate enough space for traffic and more space and safe distances for pedestrians.
Traffic and cars are not the problem. Speed and safe distances are the problem. Private vehicles (electric), Communeauto, taxis, uber etc, will always be desirable for many and we need people to come downtown, to the Glebe, and to Lansdowne for work, meetings, events, entertainment, dining etc, where public transit is neither feasible or practical.
My first priority would be a safe pedestrian crossing of Bronson at Third / Kippewa.
Kippewa is a lovely natural pedestrian route to Commissioners Oark / Dow’s Lake / Arboretum yet trying to cross Bronson safely is often nearly impossible. I’ve waited there for almost 15 minutes sometime.
In an ideal world, we’d get a redesign like the one they recently did to Main Street (https://hansonthebike.com/2017/06/19/ottawa-opens-main-street-complete-street/). The argument against that is likely that that design “can’t handle the necessary level of traffic”. I think it’s clear from looking at the street today that the current design doesn’t handle the current level of traffic either… traffic jams are a regular occurrence… and, if the traffic isn’t going to be moving well anyway, then two lanes would be better than four. (Traffic should be diverted onto the parallel O-Train line 2 instead).
I would like the right lane to be reserved for buses and bicycles.
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