“As Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, it is my responsibility to ensure that we are always building stronger and safer communities across the province, including protecting the health and safety of our staff,” reads a letter from Naqvi addressed to Innes Ward Coun. Jody Mitic.
Naqvi’s letter requests Mayor Jim Watson and Mitic to collaborate “in any capacity” to get the traffic light set up and he also underlines a recent collision that took place in the afternoon on Christmas Eve.
“Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, but this is yet another example of the need for a traffic light…” wrote Naqvi.
Reached Sunday afternoon, Mitic said he’s open to the proposal to promote safety but said it’ll take time and consideration to weigh various factors.
“It’s pretty obvious that it’s a hazard to pedestrians and vehicles trying to turn left out of (OCDC) so I’m happy that (Naqvi) is showing a little bit of initiative to help out,” said Mitic, who said he hasn’t yet scheduled a time to meet with Naqvi but hopes it’ll happen in the coming weeks or months.
In his letter, Naqvi highlights that Innes Rd. is a major arterial road.
For the same reason Mitic also suggested scrutiny should be placed on if the light will cause undue congestion on the roads.
Source: Ottawa Sun