Category: Complete Streets


Is Ottawa a more active city as we move into 2018?

2017 is drawing to a close, which means it’s time to look back on the year that was and reflect on what’s next for the Ottawa environmental file. This update is part of our year-end fundraising drive. Our work is supported…

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Sign our Commuter Cycling Pledge

Sign the Commuter Cycling Pledge. Cycling to work offers many advantages to cars and public transit – a morning workout, a pass on traffic, and zero carbon emissions. The last point is especially important given that 40% of Ottawa’s carbon emissions are…

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The Ottawa Disability Coalition’s Walk Audit Report

Ecology Ottawa helped the Ottawa Disability Coalition (ODC) format this report. This report covers audits of Sandy Hill, Colonnade Road, and the Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus and Professional Building. The audits assess the accessibility of these areas for pedestrians who…

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Ottawa-Vanier All-Candidates’ Environment Debate

Ecology Ottawa is partnering with Citizens for Public Justice, the Lowertown Community Association and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa to hold an all-candidates’ debate on the environment in the run-up to the Ottawa-Vanier federal by-election. RSVP today by clicking…

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Montreal Road Open House – Thursday, March 9

The City of Ottawa has announced an Open House on the future of the Montreal Road corridor between North River Road and St. Laurent Boulevard. It will take place on Thursday, March 9th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health (299 Montreal Rd)….

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Help shape the future of Elgin St. and Hawthorne Ave. – Wed., Jan. 11

Do you frequent Elgin Street and Hawthorne Avenue? Do you feel unsafe when walking or biking on these busy roads? Are you interested in creating safe and welcoming streets in Centretown and Old Ottawa East?  Elgin Street and Hawthorne Avenue…

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Ecology Ottawa’s take on the City of Ottawa’s 2017 Budget

Ecology Ottawa met with representatives of the City of Ottawa in late November to discuss the 2017 draft Budget, which was tabled for approval at City Council on Wednesday, December 14. Below is the statement made by Ecology Ottawa at…

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Cyclists and Pedestrians Unite!

Ottawa has a Riverkeeper to keep our rivers clean and healthy, so why shouldn’t we also have a Pathmaker to do the same for our streets? It’s a sad fact. Ottawa – a city of one million people – lacks…

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Why do we need a Pathmaker?

Why this position at this time? Ecology Ottawa is a not-for-profit, grassroots and volunteer-driven organization working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada. We have been working on sustainable transportation for five years through advocacy on issues like complete…

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Rethink Scott Street and Albert Street: work with us to make a positive change

The construction of the new Light Rail Transit (LRT) system is transforming the streets of Ottawa, and there is huge potential for a positive change along the Scott Street / Albert Street corridor. Current LRT construction means two of the street’s four…

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