Category: Complete Streets


A Road Much Travelled – Wheelchair Audit

By Karen Scott On the afternoon of November 19th, representatives from Ecology Ottawa, Walk Ottawa and the Bel-Air & Copeland Park Community Associations, joined volunteers of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society for a transportation audit which began at the MS…

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Results are In – EcoDistrict’s Cycle Audit

The Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict‘s Cycle-In study got coverage on CBC and in the Ottawa Citizen. You can read the report via links on any of the three websites: Ottawa Centre EcoDistrict CBC Ottawa Citizen

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The War Between Cars and Bikes – a Possible Road to Peace?

In a recent episode of CBC’s The 180 Ian Walker, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bath in the UK talked about his research into the animosity between drivers and cyclists. Dr. Walker pointed out there’s something more…

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Ottawa Streets Getting Better and Greener!

  On October 14 Ottawa City Council passed the Complete Streets Implementation Framework. This is great news! This means that road projects in Ottawa will now factor in the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users and vehicles. This is…

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Ottawa has to cycle and walk the talk starting now.

Nancy Biggs, a long term Ecology Ottawa volunteer, has made many contributions to environmental sustainability in Ottawa. What follows is her delegation to the Transportation Committee at Ottawa City Hall October 7, 2015: “In the Complete Streets Implementation Framework it…

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A Breakthrough for Safe Streets at City Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Ottawa) October 7, 2015: Today the City of Ottawa ended a 50 year-old practice of engineering roads with the almost exclusive interest of cars in mind and adopted a plan that also represents the interests of pedestrians,…

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Complete Streets Campaign Update

Sherbourne Road Audit On Monday, September 14th over 55 people either walked or cycled along Sherbourne Road marking down their observations and suggestions for improvement as part of the Sherbourne road cycling and walkability audit. The Ottawa community has many…

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Be there October 7, 2015! – COMPLETE STREETS

The Complete Streets Implementation Framework comes before the Transportation Committee on October 7, 2015.  Ottawa needs streets that provide safe and comfortable access for people of all ages, abilities and modes of travel – including pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and…

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Cycling Audit CBC Coverage and Next Steps

  Ottawa Centre Ecodistrict organized a cycling route audit on Sept 14 that got coverage on CBC. Here’s the CBC web post and here’s the audio from Ottawa Morning with Hallie Cotnam interviewing Don Grant. Ottawa Centre Ecodistrict will be…

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Complete Streets Campaign Update

What’s new for the Complete Streets campaign? We are making new friends and taking action to improving walkability, cyclability and active transportation for a greener, safer, healthier and more accessible Ottawa! This summer a great team of interns worked to…

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