Blog Action: 2010 in Review

February 8, 2011 at 11:03 am 4 comments

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,100 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 12 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 50 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 89mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was October 19th with 211 views. The most popular post that day was Photos: The Not So Good.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mid centretown tomorrow, midcentretown blog, midcentretown,, and mid centretown blog.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Photos: The Not So Good October 2010


About-À propos May 2010


What We Have Heard So Far – What Do You Think? – Ce que nous avons entendu jusqu’à présent – quel est votre point de vue? May 2010


Photos: The Good October 2010


Does Mid-Centretown Exist?? June 2010

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Thank You for a Great Session The Draft Community Design Plan is Available!

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Richard Akerman  |  April 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    What will the relationship be between the Mid-Centretown Community Design Plan and the Downtown Ottawa Mobility Overlay Statement of Work?

    • 2. Administrator  |  April 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

      Hi Richard –

      We have been able to have some input into the scope for the Mobility Overlay. The Overlay will take many of the specific project ideas the CDP presents relating to movement (by all modes) and provide more detailed information around the ‘the how’ they can best be implemented. The team undertaking the Mobility Overlay study will have an army of technical folks and will be very well positioned to provide technical solutions and test project ideas more rigourously. This will be essential for such proposals as one-way street conversions – especially for those streets which are tied into the Queensway ramping system and will be complicated initiatives.

      The CDP will present the potential solutions to many of the mobility issues in Centretown and the Overlay will work out the technical requirements for making the recommended solutions work. In addition to the two-way conversions, other areas that the Overlay will be looking into include:

      – narrowing of selected north south arterials / expansion of public realm
      – expansion of cycle network with on-street bicycle lanes
      – identification of specific cycling facilities required in area
      – appropriateness of expanded bus transit service through Centretown
      – If Catherine Street is to become a transit corridor – what will it require?
      – Implications of additional calming and crossings arterial streets – what and where?
      – Streetscape treatment along those streets that terminate at proposed LRT stations (pedestrian priority streets)
      – Removal of Metcalfe Street through East Lawn of Museum of Nature

      The Mobility Overlay is a BIG study with significant resources, a good timeline and a team with a breadth of expertise . It will be critical that Centretown is well represented throughout the study process to ensure that the local agenda items do not fall off the table.


      • 3. Dan  |  June 8, 2011 at 6:42 am

        If Ican presume the outcome of the current study – The Mid Centretown Study – will have a conclusion, and a final report, and if this report goes to Council for approval, as did the 1976 Centretown Plan, – then is it correct to conclude that the approved document becomes the Mid Centreown Community Design Plan?
        At that point is it not incumbant upon the planning department and the city officials, all the way up to the City Manager, to assure that the contents of an approved plan are incorporated – or at a minimum, not violated, in a subsequent study – such as the Mobility Overly?

      • 4. Administrator  |  June 8, 2011 at 11:02 am

        Hi Dan –

        You are correct that the community design plan (CDP) will need to go before Council for approval. The City will use the CDP to update the existing Secondary Plan. The existing Secondary Plan will not be replaced by the CDP, it will be updated and certain parts amended. This will be done through an OPA to incorporate the main principles and land use recommendations of the approved CDP.

        With regard to the mobility overlay, we are certainly hopeful that the City will use the overlay study to explore the areas we highlighted in the document (listed on page 50). In fact, we understand from City staff involved with the Mobility Overlay that it will build on existing downtown area studies such as the Centretown CDP, coordinating and prioritizing the urban design and mobility ideas and incorporating what was/will be heard in their public consultations and was/will be recommended in the study reports.

        Hope that helps

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