Only hours remain to share your thoughts.
What started out as days…92 to be exact…is down to the last 168 hours! The City is reviewing their Winter Maintenance Quality Standards (WMQS) and has been seeking your feedback since November 17, 2020 when their Project page went live on Engage Ottawa.
The Winter Maintenance Quality Standards (WMQS) provide guidance on when and how the City will address winter weather conditions (snow, ice, freezing rain) on roads, sidewalks, bicycle lanes and multi-use pathways to ensure that they are safe for drivers and pedestrians.
More information on the Project can be found on the City’s Engage Ottawa site; that’s also where you will find a survey and a “Questions” section (both questions and comments can be shared there). In order to ensure full participation, if you need to complete the survey by phone or require other accessibility related accommodations, please call 613-282-2685 for assistance. All feedback is welcome – but remember – you only have until midnight on February 19!
- Complete a survey, available until February 19
Following a Direction from Council after the harsh winter of 2018/2019, the City’s Roads & Parking Services Branch is undertaking a review of its Winter Maintenance Quality Standards in order to propose changes that will improve the following facilities:
- winter maintenance to residential roads;
- pedestrian facilities, such as sidewalks around schools and bus stops;
- cycling facilities (the winter cycling network); and
- active transportation facilities, used for walking, cycling, in-line skating, skateboarding, etc.
Winter Maintenance Quality Standards (WMQS) define the desirable level of maintenance and the executed outcome of each winter service by defining the timing and extent of each winter maintenance activity in the context of achieving the overall objective of safe and passable roads and sidewalks by reducing hazards caused by snow and ice accumulation.