Welcome to the Traffic Committee

Proposed Traffic Committee Mandate:


The Traffic Committee advises the GCA board on issues related to traffic and transportation in the Glebe.


The mandate of the Traffic Committee is to:

  • Work to improve safety for all users of streets, sidewalks and pathways in the Glebe.
  • Promote mobility choices for Glebe residents with an emphasis on transit and active transportation.
  • Act in furtherance of the principle that most traffic flowing through the Glebe should be directed to arterial roads, with the objective of reducing the impact on vulnerable road users and the community as a whole.”
  • Provide information to members of the community to facilitate the development of informed opinions on issues impacting pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and drivers.
  • Solicit and accept input on transportation-related issues that have an impact on the Glebe.
  • Work proactively with residents and other stakeholders to gather input and develop community supported positions on issues within the Committee’s mandate.
  • Develop and recommend policy positions to the GCA board on transportation issues.
  • Engage with the City, Province and Federal Agencies to obtain information and to promote positions that have significant support amongst stakeholders in the Glebe.
  • Review and propose updates to the Glebe traffic plan and other formal planning documents.

The Glebe Traffic Plan can be  found here on the City of Ottawa web site.

Matt MeagherCommittee Chair
Committee Members:
Jason Vallis
Jim Lumsden Sr.
Jim Lumsden Jr.
Ali Ramezani
Steve Harris
Danica Robertson
Mary-Anne Bull
Richard “Off-Side” Isaac
Judith Wouk
Francois Belanger
Don Byrne
Jackie Byrne
Cecilia Cranston
Tanya Lary

Past Chair
Brian Mitchell

Committee Minutes/ Reports

First Transportation Committee Meeting – Tuesday September 19 at 7:00 p.m.

The Transportation Committee will be holding its kickoff meeting on September 19 at 7 p.m. at the Glebe Community Centre. We'll be discussing our priorities and directions for the upcoming year. Old members and new [...]

Capital Spokes Bike Rally June 11 – Glebe Ride Starts at Glendale Park at 9:15 a.m.!

Cyclists of all shapes and sizes are invited to join us on June 11 for the first annual Capital Spokes Bike Rodeo.  The Rodeo itself is being put on by Old Ottawa South and will [...]

NCC Seeking Public Input on Pedestrian Crossing of QED at Queen Elizabeth Place

The NCC is seeking comments on its proposed design for a new pedestrian crossing of the QED at Queen Elizabeth Place.  The comment period is open until June 26 and can be accessed through the [...]

Speeding concerns on Third Avenue

On May 26, Councillor Chernushenko's office provided an update with respect to a resident's complaint of speeding vehicles on Third Avenue.  In response to the complaint, City staff installed Automatic Traffic Records on Third to measure vehicle [...]

GCA supports additional tools to help the City keep streets safer.

Traffic speeds on local and residential streets, and near schools and playgrounds, are a primary and ongoing concern for residents of the Glebe.   Read the remainder of our letter to Mayor Watson, Transportation Committee Chair [...]

GCA and Ecology Ottawa Release Bronson Reconstruction Recommendations

After a year of street audits and public consultations, including an online survey with input from over 125 residents, the Glebe Community Association in partnership with Ecology Ottawa ( have released a report identifying issues [...]

The GCA Issues Report on the Glebe Community’s Experience during the Second Year of the New Lansdowne

In February, 2016 the Glebe Community Association's traffic committee adopted the following report containing observations of traffic issues associated with activities with Lansdowne during 2015, including the results from the residents survey conducted by the [...]

The GCA and OSCA Release Lansdowne Impact Survey Results

In October, 2015 Glebe Community and the Old Ottawa South Community Associations conducted a residents survey to gauge the impact of the Lansdowne redevelopment, particularly from a traffic and transportation perspective, now that the new [...]

City of Ottawa Releases Traffic and Parking Monitoring Data for Lansdowne

In October, 2015 the City of Ottawa undertook traffic and parking monitoring on Bank Street and adjoining streets as part of its commitment to an “effective and sustained monitoring program” made when City Council approved the [...]

Glebe Garage Construction Update (June 26, 2015)

The bell cable serving the businesses directly east of the site will be relocated on June 26 at 2pm. Bell/Expertech will access the line on the pole in the delivery lane behind these businesses and [...]

Lansdowne Transportation and Glebe Neighbourhood Bikeway Information Night

Thanks to the nearly 100 residents from the Glebe and neighbouring communities who turned out for this information night on May 7th hosted by the Glebe Community Association. The display boards provided by the various [...]

OSEG and OC Transpo Transportation Plans and Shuttle Routes for 2015 RedBlacks Games

It's football season and the RedBlacks home opener at Lansdowne is on July 4th 6pm. Other games dates and times can be found at the website. Here are the highlights from the Ottawa Sports [...]

Status of GCA Recommendations on Lansdowne Traffic (October, 2014)

  Read the status of GCA recommendations.

Second Avenue Parking Garage primer

   Download the primer

GCA Approves Recommendations for Lansdowne Update to the Glebe Traffic Plan

After four months of extensive community consultations, the GCA Board approved on March 26, 2013 a report produced by its Traffic Committee containing recommendations for the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission on changes [...]

Bronson Operational Review

The Bronson safety recommendations are now online and can be viewed at The plans are also on display at the Glebe and Old Ottawa South Community Centres until next Friday. Comments or suggestions can [...]

Queensway Reconstruction and Sound Barriers

The Province has begun detailed design work on two changes that will impact the Glebe and which were part of the Environmental Assessment that they undertook on their Queensway Widening project in 2004-06. Detail design [...]