In Ottawa, 40% of city-wide greenhouse gas emissions stem from transportation. This means addressing climate change must involve making our commuting patterns less greenhouse gas-intensive. When light rail transit (LRT) comes online, it will put 70% of Ottawans within five kilometres of a major transit hub. This provides an opportunity to scale up sustainable transportation through integration of active transportation (cycling and pedestrian) connections to LRT.
Our LRT project aims to identify opportunities to improve sustainable transportation access points to light rail transit (LRT) stations. This project will result in widespread public engagement, as well as two station-specific research reports at Baseline and Blair stations. The reports will contain recommendations on opportunities to design and build active transportation infrastructure in order to make sustainable transportation safer and more accessible for all users.
Ecology Ottawa will be conducting four active transportation audits (one by foot, one by bike) for both stations. With a group of volunteers, we will walk and bike predetermined routes near the stations and take notes on what we encounter along the way. Our hope is to learn more about the challenges and opportunities for travel to and from Baseline and Blair stations.
Join us for our active transportation audits by RSVP to the links below:
Baseline station walk audit – June 1, 10am – 12pm https://www.ecologyottawa.org/baseline_station_walk_audit
Baseline station bike audit – June 1, 1pm – 3pm https://www.ecologyottawa.org/baseline_station_cycling_audit
Blair station walk audit – July 6, 10am – 12pm https://www.ecologyottawa.org/blair_station_walk_audit
Blair station bike audit – July 6, 1pm – 3pm https://www.ecologyottawa.org/blair_station_cycling_audit