On July 16th 2010 Ottawa Council approved a motion to remove the channelized turn lanes on the north side of Carling Avenue at Island Park, and to install a signalized pedestrian crossing at Iona Street and Island Park.
The City was to begin with removal of the channelized turn lanes in 2011. The project is delayed due to to unforeseen technical issues and ongoing negotiations with the National Capital Commission.
Installation of the signalized crosswalk at Iona has commenced and should be completed by mid-December.
The IPCA championed the this project with the support of Elmdale’s “School Travel Plan” initiative with a view to make the crossing of IPD at Iona safer for children walking or cycling to school.