My race home: car vs. OC Transpo
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Oct 25, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

My race home: car vs. OC Transpo

Ottawa East News

Recently I participated in an experiment with CTV’s John Hua to determine the efficiency of OC Transpo when commuting to and from downtown. John and I raced to the corner of Abbeyhill and Castlefrank from 87 George Street; I drove my car and John took express route 62.

We began the race at around 4:30 p.m., and I arrived first with a total travel time of 44 minutes, while John arrived three minutes later. Although I arrived first, I believe this shows that the commute time is comparable and with the cost savings of using public transit, OC Transpo was the real winner.

I am working hard to encourage the Transit Commission to make the system even more efficient and affordable. I would like to thank CTV and John Hua for giving me the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile story.


On-Street Residential Parking

I have received a number of emails from residents regarding parking restrictions on residential streets. The residential parking bylaws apply to all residential areas, unless otherwise signed. Some important restrictions include: no parking within nine metres of an intersection, within three metres of a fire hydrant, and within 1.5 metres of a driveway. There is also a limit of three hour parking between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. To view more about parking restrictions, please visit the “Information” section of my website.


Around the Ward

Last week was National School Safety week. In honour of this, the Safety Council and Safer Roads Ottawa thanked adult school crossing guards across the city. Here in Kanata, I was proud to join them as they presented a certificate of appreciation to Barbara Atkins. Thank you to Barbara, for the role she plays in keeping our children and roads safe.

I also enjoyed attending the third annual 9 RUN RUN event in Stittsville. 9 Run Run is Ottawa’s Emergency Services’ Run in support of Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.) and The Royal Ottawa’s youth mental health awareness study and early intervention research project. Thank you to all the participants who came out to support this great cause.


Upcoming Events

Oct. 27: Please join me this weekend at MPP Jack MacLaren’s fundraising breakfast. Tickets are $15 per person, with proceeds going to the Kanata Food Cupboard. The event runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at Don Cherry’s at the Hazeldean Mall.


Councillor’s Newsletter

We are preparing a quarterly e-newsletter to keep residents informed on activities in the ward and at city hall. To be added to the recipient list for this e-newsletter please email my office at or visit my website to sign up.


Working for Kanata South

It is my privilege to serve as your councillor and to be a strong voice on the issues that affect you and your family at city hall. Please feel free to contact my office with any concerns or comments, by phone: 613-580-2752, or by email: You can also visit my website for more information: or follow me on Twitter: @AllanHubley_23


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