Complete Streets ensure safe and comfortable use by pedestrians, cyclists and public transit users of all ages and abilities. The policy influences design and is not an afterthought, but an ...
Ecology Ottawa Policy Coordinator Trevor Haché went to City Hall on Monday to hand over the Complete Streets petition to the Chair of city council’s transportation committee, Keith Egli. There were over 3200 signatures on the petition calling for City Council to adopt a Complete Streets policy into the Transportation Master Plan. Ecology Ottawa thanks […]
Tobi Nussbaum’s op-ed published in the Ottawa Citizen’s online edition on Sunday argues that Ottawa should follow Toronto’s lead in using local improvement charges (LICs) to fund energy retrofits on private property within the city of Ottawa. Thanks to recent changes in provincial law that now permit municipalities to do so, Toronto plans to provide $20 […]
Read the full version of this newsletter on-line here. November 2013 NEWS & NOTES from the Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario CEN Retreat at Wintergreen Studios, May 2013 Greetings Community Energy Network members! The Community Energy Network of Eastern Ontario (CEN) has had a busy summer and fall, and we wanted to share […]
The Ottawa Sun is reporting today that Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson likes the idea of a toll tunnel designed for trucks to get them out of the downtown core, where they have been extremely disruptive and dangerous to the people of Lowertown and Sandy Hill for decades. Mayor Jim Watson is touting the idea of […]
Ecology Ottawa–verbal remarks to the Transportation Committee, feedback on Transportation Master Plan Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 [Please check against delivery] Good morning, Chair Egli and members of the Committee, My name is Trevor Haché and I’m speaking today on behalf of Ecology Ottawa, a volunteer-led grassroots organization working to make our city the green capital […]
November 13, 2013 – For Immediate Release Weakness of Federal Pipeline Review Process Forces Ontario to Act Ottawa, ON – Ecology Ottawa welcomes the recent decision by the Ontario government to conduct a public consultation on the proposed Energy East pipeline. The decision, announced this morning in Ottawa at a press conference by Ontario Energy […]