Hey Jim. My son’s got an idea for the Prince of Wales train bridge

When my 9-year old son heard about the City of Ottawa’s plan to block off the historic Prince of Wales truss bridge, physician the controversy around it, more about and Jim Watson’s aversion to lawsuits on the grounds that: “It’s not safe to be on an unused, rickety old train bridge.”, my kid begged me to go out again last night to walk across the bridge while we still can.

So, like any irresponsible parent, we did a bit of civil-disobedience-trespassing-for-the-public-good. Now, you can disparage my parenting all you like, and neither my boy nor I are engineering experts, but here are a few things my boy said as we crossed that I think should be added to the public record.

“This place is AWESOME!!!”

Just a small selection of the Instagram shots tagged recently at the Bridge.

Just a small selection of the Instagram shots tagged recently at the Bridge.

He’s right. It is. It is almost impossible to quantify its awesomeness. The bridge has Ottawa’s most spectacular, Instagram-worthy views, and it connects the two cities in a way that made sense in 1881 and *should* be self-evident today. If you’ve never done it, GO and check it out while you still can!

“It’s a shame the O-Train doesn’t run across it.”

Yup. It sure is. There really should already be BOTH a train to Gatineau AND a cantilevered platform for bikers, walkers, and even cross-country skiers in winter. But you see, there’s no money (as the Mayor just told me on Twitter)… unless you want $58 Million to widen Greenbank Road I guess… but lest we get bogged down, let’s ponder my son’s next bit of wisdom.

“There’s already a path here!”

He’s right again. At least on the Ottawa side, a sturdy old 1.5m-wide access walkway goes all the way across. Check the picture below if you’ve never seen it.

“It doesn’t seem that unsafe to me. All they need are railings.”

Hmm… He may have something there. Right now, as you cross, all you have between you and the water is an old rusty wire of dubious support value. A solid set of railings with maybe some new decking and lighting along the existing walkway could SURELY be set up for a lot less than the widely quoted $10+ Million price tag for a full pedestrian/ cycling bridge.

So Jim Watson: how about this idea from a nine-year-old kid?

Nah. Probably too easy.

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Artist’s (sloppy) rendering of a simpler, more cost-effective solution for the Prince of Wales train bridge – from that idea by my 9-year-old son.

Map: how Ottawa’s two Wellington Streets were once connected.

On Twitter today, side effects I was drawn into another discussion of an old obsession of mine: the route of Wellington Street in Ottawa. Or more specifically, the question “WHY ARE THERE TWO WELLINGTONS?” Tourists and residents alike are confused by the presence of two prominent – but not physically connected – streets bearing the name “Wellington”: the Wellington Street downtown, and the Wellington Street West that runs through Hintonburg and Wellington Village.

In addition, there were/are lots of little remnant bits of road called “Wellington” that still appear on maps if not road signs. So, intrigued, I did what I usually do when a geeky local history question bugs me, I led a pair of Jane’s Walk Tours in 2012 and 2013.

You can find some of my related, and poorly organized, geekery in my blog notes (below the map). But one thing I didn’t do was provide a single clear map showing how the “missing links”connected. So here we go…

Old route of Ottawa’s Wellington Street – c. 1901

Old Wellington Route - c 1901

I’ve highlighted the old Wellington Street alignment in teal on this map from a 1901 Fire Plan of Ottawa. It runs from downtown (on the right) across Lebreton Flats (middle) across a rail bridge toward Hintonburg (off the map to the left). To add to the confusion, you’ll see that what we currently call “Wellington West” is labeled Richmond Road. I’ll save that one for another post… 

Notes for my Jane’s Walk – Finding the Bones of Old Wellington Street

Original Map from Wikimedia

Another idea for getting buses off Scott Street

Between 2015 and 2018, view the Scott Street / Albert corridor is going to be a nightmare of construction while the city builds three new LRT stations at Holland, Bayview, and LeBreton, then after 2018 the pain moves West to Westboro and Dominion. But almost worse than the construction are the hundreds of buses every hour that will have to find an alternative to the Transitway while it is being dug up for the trains. The city and the LRT builders favour Scott Street, but have yet to publish the exact details of their plan.

In the meantime, the NCC has let it be known that they are open to considering use of the Parkway as an alternative, so several citizen activists have developed their own ideas that they are shopping around.  It suggests that buses could exit the Trench West of Holland and head North across Tunney’s Pasture to the Transitway. But this would be a slow route, and I think the consultants are going to balk at the delays and awkward routing of sending ALL buses across there, as well as stranding Bayview Station from regular service by 95, 96, etc.

There are also two options put forward by Eric Darwin for mitigating the impact if buses go on Scott: 1) one by  Shifting buses to the centre of Scott/Albert, 2) another to the Northern edge.  All of these are helpful in their own way, but I wonder if we need to have such an “all or nothing” approach.

I have one more possible option that combined with Eric’s idea, could dramatically *reduce* the volume of Transitway traffic on Scott Street – particularly during rush hour.

So here’s my idea:

This plan might divert a large number of OC Transpo Transitway buses away from the Scott/Albert Corridor.

This plan might divert a large number of OC Transpo Transitway buses away from the Scott/Albert Corridor.

  1. Designate ALL suburban express buses and a significant portion of regular Transitway buses (say 1/3 to 2/3) during weekday rush periods as “Downtown Direct” or “Parkway North” routes.
  2. These buses would never enter the Transitway trench at all, but would bypass Dominion and go all the way downtown on the parkway. This would keep a huge volume of bus traffic off Scott Street entirely. We might need an extra stop near Dominion, and Westboro Station would lose some service, which would be negative factors.
  3. But we could serve Tunney’s employees who ride these “Direct” buses, by building a temporary “North Tunney’s Station” – two sets of shelters at the North end of Tunney’s Pasture near the lights at Goldenrod and the Parkway. (See it here on Google Maps / Streetview).
  4. To serve Bayview / O-Train, we could build another “O-Train / Bayview Path” station just past the Prince of Wales rail bridge (here on Google Streetview ). With connections to the new O-Train path, this would be a moderately easy 150-200m walk South to the Bayview O-Train platform. (Although you could also easily build an O-Train  platform closer to the bridge / river. Or even – and this is a bit crazy – GO ACROSS TO QUEBEC?!?!)…
  5.  From here, to get buses back up to the Albert / Slater route (and they really CAN’T use Wellington across downtown) they’d either need to use the proposed Preston extension – which is not great for people on that part of Albert. Another possible, but less direct option would be to build a N/S lane and intersection where the old Wellington alignment forks away from new Wellington / Portage Bridge crossing (here on Google Streetview ).
  6. Alternately EASTBOUND buses could use the old Wellington option, while WESTBOUND buses could use the Parkdale route and the old unused Parkway underpass. This would further cut the bus traffic on Albert and clean up the turns.

I’m no transit planner, so there are lots of possible holes and offsetting factors in this idea. But I haven’t heard it suggested, and it seems worth a look.

What do you think?

Pesky Sens Anthem (apologies to LMFAO)

Daniel Alfredsson said it: the Ottawa Senators are “in tough” against Pittsburgh tonight. But, prostate after hearing the original “Pesky Ottawa Athlete on Skates”, Elizabeth Manley on CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning about her come-from behind medal at the Calgary Olympics, I thought I’d write my own version of the “fight song” she chose…

Pesky Sens Anthem - Every Game We're PESKIER

Pesky Sens Anthem

Dedicated to the Pesky Sens. GO SENS GO!!

To the tune of Party Rock Anthem (apologies to LMFAO)

Pesky Sens will rock the house tonight!
Every Penguin, get under their skin.
And Sens gonna make them lose their minds
Go Sens Army let’s have a good time!

Pesky Sens will rock the house tonight!
Crosby, Malkin, get under their skin.
And Sens gonna make them lose their minds
We just gonna plain out-skate them!

On the ice, Pesky Sens, lookin’ for the puck?
It’s on my stick, (huh) nonstop gonna make you sick,
Keep it movin’ FLICK, and we got you licked
Where’d that go? You’ll never know, tight team, hot skates ’cause we’re rock ‘n’ roll
Half red, half black, with a hint of gold, game’s still on, Crosby’s lookin’ old
Yo, Alfie’s runnin’ through these Pens like Gretzky
He got that devilish flow, rock ‘n’ roll, he’s PESKY!
We pesky Sens, yeah, beatin’ the Pens we’re preppin’
On the climb to the top, and you’re just one step in.

Pesky Sens will rock the house tonight!
Every Penguin, get under their skin.
And Sens gonna make them lose their minds
Go Sens Army let’s have a good time!

Pesky Sens will rock the house tonight!
Every Penguin, get under their skin.
And Sens gonna make them lose their minds
We just gonna plain out-skate them!

Every game we’re PESKIER, Pesky Sens, Pesky Sens!

Step up quick and be the first Pen, Neil crush with a check
We spoil your party, make you mad now? Ow! A pain in the neck!
One more shot for us, another round,
To the Stanley Cup, don’t mess around
We just wanna see you got the word, eh?
We ain’t gonna lose, to no flightless birdies!

Like ants on your pie – HEY!  Go Sens Go!
We get more pesky as we go!

Like ice in your eye – HEY!  Go Sens Go!
We get more pesky as we go!

We’ll make you cry – HEY!  Go Sens Go!
We get more pesky as we go!

We get more pesky as we go!

We just gonna plain out-skate them!

So come on Sens. Let’s get PESKY!

GO SENS GO!!

Bones of Wellington Walk Part 3: Lebreton flats Transitway, Booth, and Broad

Stop 7: Old Wellington and Transitway

Jacques Greber

Comparisons: LeBreton Flats old and new: http://en.alexandrelaquerre.com/tag/lebreton-flats/288/

7 Lost Tourist Attractions 

Stop 8: Old Wellington past Booth Street

JR Booth

File:JRBooth23.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:City_of_Ottawa_Insurance_Plan_1888-1901_2_of_113.jpg

File:City of Ottawa Insurance Plan 1888-1901 2 of 113.jpg

Stop 9: Albert Street and (former) Broad Street

Thomas Wilson – Profile: http://inventorsassociation.homestead.com/IAOSuccessful.html

http://www.westsideaction.com/actual-treasure-map-to-the-beer-train-tunnel-under-albert-street/

1110train web Graphic: Brewery train discovered in tunnel

http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/11/22/graphic-brewery-train-discovered-in-tunnel/

Bones of Wellington Walk Part 4: City Centre, Wellington Viaduct, O-Train

Stop 10: Albert Street and City Centre

Thomas Ahearn

http://inventorsasso

ciation.homestead.com/IAOSuccessful.html

Stop 11: Site of old Wellington Street Viaduct – near O-Train

http://urbsite.blogspot.ca/2012/11/wellington-viaduct-scott-street.html

Bones of Wellington Jane’s Walk Part 2 – Sparks, Pooley’s Bridge, Commissioner’s Street

Stop 4: Old Wellington Street – bottom of Sparks Street alignment

Character: E.P. Taylor

Biography  – Full Book on Google Books

Stop 5: Pooley’s Bridge – near Fleet Street Waterworks

http://www.ottawagraphy.ca/bayfpeople/pooley-henry

 

Stop 6: Old Wellington and Commissioner Street

NannyGoat Hill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorne_Greene

Lisgar Student’s reminiscences of Greene.

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Notes for my 2013 Jane’s Walk: Bones of Wellington Street

The notes, more about links, order and photos below are to help people who are following me on my Jane’s Walk tour called “Finding the bones of Wellington Street: a last chance to walk the old route

Section 1: Downtown Wellington

  • Stop 1: Corner of Bank and Wellington Street
    • Colonel John By
  • Stop 2: Corner of Wellington Street and Lyon
    • Nicholas Sparks
  • Stop 3: Wellington Street near Bay Street – Garden of the Provinces and Territories
    • Edward Bennett

Section 2: Escarpment – “Victoria Terrace”

  • Stop 4: Old Wellington Street – bottom of Sparks Street alignment
    • Eddy Plunkett Taylor
  • Stop 5: Pooley’s Bridge – near Fleet Street Waterworks
    • Lieutenant Henry Pooley
  • Stop 6: Old Wellington and Commissioner Street
    • Lorne Greene

Section 3: Lebreton Flats

  • Stop 7: Old Wellington and Transitway
    • Jacques Greber
  • Stop 8: Old Wellington past Booth Street
    • JR Booth
  • Stop 9: Albert Street and (former) Broad Street
    • Thomas Wilson

Section 4: The Missing Link

  • Stop 10: Albert Street and City Centre
    • Thomas Ahearn
  • Stop 11: Site of old Wellington Street Viaduct – near O-Train
    • You

Bones of Wellington Jane’s Walk Part 1: Bank, Lyon, Bay

Stop 1: Corner of Bank Street and Wellington Street

Stop 2: Corner of Wellington Street and Lyon

Stop 3: Wellington Street near Bay Street – Garden of the Provinces and Territories

Bennet Plan for Ottawa from 1915

Growth of Ottawa Urban Area: animated http://denvan.ca/wp/growth-of-ottawa-1810-1945/

 

Notes for my Jane’s Walk – Finding the Bones of Old Wellington Street

The notes, viagra buy links, what is ed and photos below are to help people who are following me on my Jane’s Walk tour called “Finding the bones of Wellington Street: a last chance to walk the old route

Section 1: Downtown Wellington

  • Stop 1: Corner of Bank and Wellington Street
    • Colonel John By
  • Stop 2: Corner of Wellington Street and Lyon
    • Nicholas Sparks
  • Stop 3: Wellington Street near Bay Street – Garden of the Provinces and Territories
    • Edward Bennett

Section 2: Escarpment – “Victoria Terrace”

  • Stop 4: Old Wellington Street – bottom of Sparks Street alignment
    • Eddy Plunkett Taylor
  • Stop 5: Pooley’s Bridge – near Fleet Street Waterworks
    • Lieutenant Henry Pooley
  • Stop 6: Old Wellington and Commissioner Street
    • Lorne Greene

Section 3: Lebreton Flats

  • Stop 7: Old Wellington and Transitway
    • Jacques Greber
  • Stop 8: Old Wellington past Booth Street
    • JR Booth
  • Stop 9: Albert Street and (former) Broad Street
    • Thomas Wilson

Section 4: The Missing Link

  • Stop 10: Albert Street and City Centre 
    • Thomas Ahearn
  • Stop 11: Site of old Wellington Street Viaduct – near O-Train
    • You