Category: active city


The People’s Official Plan and responding to the climate emergency

On Thursday, August 22, we joined with other members of the People’s Official Plan coalition to respond to the city’s new Official Plan strategy document, entitled ‘5 Big Moves.’ The new documents lay out policy directions across five areas:

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Hold the Line: A campaign to stop urban sprawl

As part of the creation of a new Official Plan, Ottawa City Council is debating whether to expand Ottawa’s urban boundary.

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Fighting climate change starts with how you get around

Welcome to Know CO2, a campaign by Ecology Ottawa which aims to raise awareness of the climate impact of our gas-powered vehicles.

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A Disappointing Day for Transportation Safety in Ottawa

On June 12, City Council discussed the motion brought forward by Councillor Catherine McKenney on May 22 asking for the city to adopt Vision Zero policy and framework for eliminating all traffic fatalities and serious injury while promoting safe, healthy, and equitable transportation.

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Joint Letter by Thirteen Community Groups: We need Vision Zero now!

Twelve community groups across Ottawa penned a joint letter calling the City to adopt Vision Zero now.

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It’s time for Ottawa to adopt Vision Zero

Ottawa can choose a better way forward – one that eliminates severe injury and death from our streets.

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Soirée film et réseautage sur le climat

Rencontrez des jeunes artistes et discutez du changement climatique!

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Marche Guidée à la Tourbière Mer Bleue

Marche guidée en Foret en Francais!

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Let’s get light rail right

“Light rail is coming to Ottawa.” This is something Ottawans have been hearing for years. After debates, discussions and delays, a plan for light rail transit (LRT) has taken shape: LRT will arrive in two stages, with the first scheduled to come online in April 2019 and the second arriving sometime in 2023.

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Active Transportation Survey Summary

In addition to Ecology Ottawa’s active transportation report, which can be downloaded here, Ecology Ottawa sent out a survey to Ottawa community associations, business improvement areas (BIAs) and community health centres to explore how Ottawa could increase the proportion of people that…

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