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Volunteer: Complete Streets Team Member (Active City Campaign)

Volunteer opportunity – Complete Streets Team Member (Active City Campaign) Do you care about better cycling and pedestrian infrastructure for all ages and abilities? Our Active City Campaign needs your help! Ottawa need to increase the number of streets that…

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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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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

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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A Guide to the Complete Streets Implementation Framework for the City of Ottawa

The City of Ottawa shared its proposed Complete Streets Implementation Framework with many stakeholders, including Ecology Ottawa and the Complete Streets Campaign Leads on May 5, 2015. This important proposal will be on the agenda at the October 7th Transportation…

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Take Action: Make Sherbourne a safer road for all

If you live in the area, you know how dangerous Sherbourne Road can be for pedestrians and cyclists. Sherbourne Road is used by citizens for practical (getting to school, work, etc.) and recreational (a walk to the park, a bike around…

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What Ecology Ottawa will be watching for in today’s Term of Council Priorities report.

In October Ottawa elected a new city council. At the time Ecology Ottawa approached councillors across the city and met with many of them. We told them clearly what our priorities were and offered to work with them. Today the public…

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First Transit Committee Meeting of 2015

So, I attended my first City of Ottawa Transit Commission meeting yesterday.  Two main motions were discussed and passed. The first motion related to how many regularly scheduled meetings the Transit Commission should hold in a year.  With a goal being…

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