Downtown Rideau has high traffic volumes of over 275,000 employees, residents, tourists and shoppers visiting the area each day. To support a clean and welcoming area, the B.I.A. conducts regular district inspections to report maintenance issues to the appropriate authority or owner to resolve. It also hires outside resources as required to support its programs, and encourages its member properties and tenants to keep the area in and around their business clean, swept and clear of snow.
Together, the Downtown Rideau B.I.A. and its members work to remove graffiti in Downtown Rideau. The B.I.A. hires resources to remove graffiti from street-level member properties. It encourages its member properties to restrict access to above street-level that are subject to a a city requirement for removal at the owners expense. The B.I.A. also reports graffiti on public property for removal.
Anit-Graffiti Mural Boxes
The B.I.A. manages an anti-graffiti public art program that is murals on utility boxes to discourage graffiti on these boxes. The murals are commissioned reproductions of original works of art by Ottawa professional artists printed on vinyl and wrapped onto the mural boxes. The Mural Boxes are an award-winning program and part of the Downtown Rideau Culture Walk self-guided public art walking tour.
Poster & Flyer Removal
To manage clutter and potentially offence information, the Downtown Rideau B.I.A. hires resources to daily remove posters and flyers attached to lampposts and other public property throughout Downtown Rideau including transit shelters and utility boxes. The B.I.A. reports any racial, hate-crime or other potentially offensive information to the appropriate authorities.
The Downtown Rideau B.I.A. regularly monitors and reports the cleanliness and maintenance of public property and other street service providers of furniture and fixtures including transit shelters, vending boxes, lampposts, tree planters, bicycle racks, waste receptacles, lighting, etc.