Name: Dennis Van Staalduinen
Date: May 02, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 1.5 hr
Language: English
Start: Richmond & Kirkwood
End: Richmond & Roosevelt
Area: Westboro
Distance: 1.0 km

The tour will follow city sidewalks.

Public Spaces? How Street Parking Works in Ottawa / Westboro



Photo:  Parking in Westboro

Community activist and storyteller Dennis Van Staalduinen has learned a lot of surprising facts in some recent work with the City of Ottawa Parking Service. In this walk, which is a lead-up to an official City public consultation meeting at the Churchill 2 PM, he will offer a primer on City parking policy, and will explore the challenges and public space implications of street parking. He’ll also share the latest data on Parking demand in Westboro as we walk through the village. Dennis is looking for community feedback on a broader range of options to address parking problems and to create a better public realm experience in Westboro for pedestrians, shoppers, cyclists, and neighbours.


The walk starts off in front of the Loblaws Superstore at Richmond Rd and Kirkwood Ave. (190 Richmond Rd), and we'll walk west along Richmond from there.


Dennis Van Staalduinen is a local storyteller, community activist, and co-founder of the Champlain Oaks Project. He thrives on discovering the hidden connections between cities, stories, and history. His walks of previous years have been well-attended and well received.