2 new batches of red light cameras coming to Ottawa

The city is adding 20 more red light cameras by the end of 2020.

6 new ones will be set up by the end of the year

A red light traffic camera on Lyon Street in Ottawa. (CBC)

Good morning commuters!

There was more overnight snow because it's apparently January now.

At least the full moon on the snow-laden Greenbelt trees behind my house is stunning to admire at 4 a.m.

Most things are not. Though the dog having a rare sleep is most welcome.

The city is adding more red light cameras: 20, in fact, by the end of 2020.

These six will be set up by the end of this year, according to the city:

  • Bank Street and Hunt Club Road.
  • Besserer Street and King Edward Avenue.
  • Carling Avenue and Iroquois Road.
  • Catherine Street and O'Connor Street.
  • Russell Road and St-Laurent Boulevard.
  • Walkley Road and Don Reid Drive.

The rest will come next year at locations still to be determined.

Currently, there are a total of 54 active cameras in Ottawa, including at Bank and Hunt Club and Catherine and O'Connor — they'll be getting another one at another corner.

All are at intersections with high collision rates caused by running red lights and none of them sound like Hal.

Have a great day!

About the Author

Doug Hempstead

CBC Ottawa's traffic specialist

Doug Hempstead is CBC Ottawa's traffic specialist and can be heard on CBC Radio's Ottawa Morning and All In A Day. Sometimes, he even sleeps. Originally from the Ottawa Valley, he is a musician and family man - married with two daughters. Doug is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience in the region covering all types of news. He welcomes your input on traffic issues and can be called directly while the shows are airing at 613-288-6900. Tweet him at @cbcotttraffic or @DougHempstead. His e-mail is


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