Category: Campaign


Laurier Avenue Bike Lanes Come One Step Closer to Being Permanent

Councillors on the Transportation Committee discussed and ultimately passed a motion (ITEM 2) that would make the segregated bike lanes a permanent feature of LAURIER AVENUE WEST on July 5th, 2013. There were many documented improvements in the area as a result…

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A Success for Complete Streets!

Aging infrastructure has created a need for the redevelopment of Main Street. The City of Ottawa conducted a study on possible development options and recommended the Transportation Committee approve an Option 5 which would implement a Complete Street design on July 5….

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Transit Accessibility For All

The Transit Commission met on July 3rd to receive updates on the PRESTO card and also to discuss the naming and design of the future LRT trains. While discussing aesthetics and design of the transit cars, Councillor Wilkinson inquired as…

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Ottawa’s Transit Fares From a Global Perspective

Due to a motion passed by the Transportation Committee and City Council in November of 2012, OCTranspo fares increased yet again on July 1, 2013. Ottawa’s ever increasing fares have led to the city’s decline as a sustainable city in…

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A Tar Sands Pipeline in the City of Ottawa?

The Ottawa Citizen released a map today showing the proposed route that 850,000 barrels a day of tar sands oil would take through the City of Ottawa if TransCanada Corp gets its way. You can see the map of the proposed…

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A false dichotomy: Heritage vs cyclists

The Planning Committee on June 25th carried a motion to save and relocate two historic buildings (previously on the path to demolition) at 273, 275-79 Sussex Drive, as they make way for a redesigned road that is to include wider footpaths…

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Ecology Ottawa Urges Public to take a Stand Against Pipeline

Ottawa, Ontario – June 25, 2013 – The public should reject TransCanada Corp’s proposal to build a massive $5 billion pipeline through the City of Ottawa. TransCanada Corp plans to retrofit a natural gas pipeline into a pipeline that will carry…

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Cardinal Creek Village

The Planning Committee meeting on June 25th saw the Cardinal Creek Village Concept Plan approved. Cardinal Creek Village is located on the outskirts of Orleans, just east of Trim Road. An area of approximately 208 hectares is intended to include…

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A Huge Milestone for the Ottawa River

We are entering a critical phase in the long struggle to stop the dumping of sewage into the Ottawa River. The City of Ottawa has a plan, it has committed its fair share of the money and, if all goes well,…

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Are Our Streets Safe and Accessible? A Walking and Cycling Audit of Lowertown

Making streets safer for people, not just cars should be a city priority according the Lowertown Community Association and Ecology Ottawa. An “active transportation” audit – evaluating walking, cycling, skateboarding and wheelchair use in Lowertown – will take place Wednesday June…

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