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Media Release: Environmental Groups to Minister Murray: Help Cities Get Ready for Climate Change

For immediate release February 12, 2014 Today, urban-focused environmental groups responded to a proposal for climate change consultations by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, with a simple message: make sure municipalities have the resources they need to…

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Media Release: Environmental Groups to Minister Murray: Help Cities Get Ready for Climate Change

Today, urban-focused environmental groups responded to a proposal for climate change consultations by Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray, with a simple message: make sure municipalities have the resources they need to get Ontario’s cities ready to fight climate…

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Green Communities Canada Walking School Bus Project in Ottawa

The pilot phase of the Ottawa Walking School Bus (WSB) Project launched on September 29th at eight schools and ended on December 19th. While they are well-known as an effective ways to support and increase active school travel, traditional parent volunteer-organized WSBs…

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Rideau-Vanier candidates pledge to make transportation safer and more accessible

A packed house assembled at the Guiges Centre on Murray Street on a September 15th warmly applauded commitments by Rideau-Vanier candidates to push for lower speed limits on King Edward Street, where traffic accidents have claimed ten lives over the…

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Media Release: All-Candidates Debate on Transportation in Rideau-Vanier

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE All-Candidates Debate on Transportation in Rideau-Vanier Candidates for city council challenged to prevent traffic deaths and revitalize downtown streets. OTTAWA (September 15, 2014) – Downtown Ottawa residents will ask aspiring city councillors how they will prevent tragedies…

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Media Release: Elections Survey: Candidates Agree – Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure in Ottawa Needs More Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Elections Survey: Candidates Agree – Cycling and Pedestrian Infrastructure in Ottawa Needs More Funding OTTAWA (September 15, 2014): – Nine out of ten Ottawa City Council candidates say they will prioritize investing in pedestrian, cycling and affordable…

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Election Debate on The future of transportation in Lowertown, Vanier, Sandy Hill and ByWard Market (Rideau Vanier Ward 12)

Monday, September 15th, 7pm to 9pm at Guigues Centre, 159 Murray St Are you concerned about trucks on King Edward and Rideau? Do you want safe streets, bike lanes and walkable neighbourhoods? How do you feel about patios and A frames…

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Community Initiatives Guidebook

With the generous support of the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund (Ontario Ministry of the Environment), the Crabtree Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation; Ecology Ottawa has created the Community Initiatives Guidebook. The guide has been divided into 4 sections:…

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Why we need to design streets for pedestrians, not cars!

Why we need to design streets for pedestrians, not cars! If we design streets for pedestrians first and cars second, it would be possible to start reversing our mindset. Cars cannot continue to dominate our streets because it’s unsustainable and…

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Active Transportation Audit Calls for Safe and Accessible Streets

Ecology Ottawa and the Lowertown Community Association present the results of an active transportation audit. Improvements needed for pedestrian, bicycle and wheelchair accessibility in Lowertown Active-Transportation Audit Calls for Safe and Accessible Streets Improvements needed for pedestrian, bicycle and wheelchair…

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