Join us at the Ecology Ottawa Active Transportation Summit on May 16!

Pedestrians, cyclists and transit users unite! Join us at the gathering of Ottawa’s movement for safer, more liveable streets.

On Wednesday, May 16, Ecology Ottawa is pleased to host a summit on active transportation at the Christ Church Cathedral Great Hall (414 Sparks St.) from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

Do you walk, cycle or take the bus in Ottawa? Do you want to know more about what the city can do to better accommodate all modes of travel? 

Ottawa is at a watershed moment for progress on walking, cycling and transit. The City of Ottawa’s new policy on “complete streets” for all users, the advent of a transformative Light Rail Transit project, and substantial infrastructure investments from the provincial and federal governments make this a key moment to assess an outlines for implementing a safe, healthy and environmentally responsible streetscape at scale.

Join us to learn about the City of Ottawa’s progress on cycling and pedestrian issues, identify strategic opportunities and build support for safer and healthier streets.

The event is free, but registration is required at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/active-transportation-summit-tickets-45441416500

The Active Transportation Summit will include:

  • A panel discussion on the future of Ottawa’s streets, featuring
    • Councillor Catherine McKenney, Somerset Ward
    • Alex Cullen, Federation of Citizens’ Associations
    • Heather Shearer, Bike Ottawa
    • Trevor Haché, Healthy Transportation Coalition
  • Representation from the organizations and community associations working to advance sustainable transportation in Ottawa
  • Presentation of the new Ecology Ottawa report, “Seizing the moment for safe and healthy streets”

Ecology Ottawa is a local volunteer-driven environmental organization working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada. We rely on support from Ottawa residents to organize events like this and advocate for environmental issues at City Hall. Please consider making a donation (right under the free ticket option) when you register to support our work. 

Ecology Ottawa would like to thank the Ottawa Community Foundation and the City of Ottawa’s Community Environmental Projects Grant Program for supporting this event.

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