Category: active city


Air quality webinar with Beth Gardiner

We will be presenting the results of Ecology Ottawa and Sierra Club Canada’s air quality monitoring campaign, Breathe Easy

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City of Ottawa Draft Budget 2021 – A tale of three budgets

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, Mayor Jim Watson presented the City of Ottawa’s draft 2021 budget.

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Public letter re: Active transportation infrastructure in Orléans

Following conversations between our supporters, Orléans-area councillors and Bike Ottawa, we wrote to east end federal and provincial representatives to seek public funding for a new multiuse path with protected intersections on Orléans Boulevard.

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Volunteer opportunities 2020

Are you keen to monitor City Hall? We’re looking for Council Watchers who will attend Council and Committee meetings and help produce monthly reports on the goings-on at City Hall. You will stay current with policies shaping your city; You…

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Six 2020 New Year's resolutions

2019 was an incredible year. Together, we changed the local climate conversation, engaged thousands in work to protect trees and green up neighbourhoods, and worked to make our city a safer place for pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. As we head into 2020, we drew up a list of New Year’s resolutions that will shape our work over the coming months.

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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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