The Corkery Community Association was pleased to have Rob Wilkinson from Safer Roads Ottawa and Sgt Craig Roberts from the Ottawa Police as well as representatives from Councillor Eli El-Chantiry’s office attend the last Community Association meeting. They presented information on road safety initiatives and fielded questions from the community.
Jake Davies from West Carleton Online was also present. You can read his article here: https://westcarletononline.com/corkery-tackling-speeding/ .
Some of the highlights from the meeting are as follows:
- There are three speed boards in our community right now, one infront of St Michael’s on Corkery road, one on Howie and one on Old Almonte. During the last reporting period, 34% of vehicles on Old Almonte respect the speed limit, 47% on Howie, and 60% on Corkery.
- 40% of collisions are caused by distracted driving.
- There is an online reporting system for reporting speeding on the Ottawa Police website.
- Be aware of pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrians and cyclists make sure to wear high visibility reflectors.
The Safer Roads Action Plan can be found here and their presentation from the meeting is provided below.SRO-General-Presentation-Final-Corkery