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Streetfight: NY’s Urban Revolution Comes to Ottawa

  RSVP here: ecoott.ca/urbanrevolution The Movement for Safer, More Livable Streets Janette Sadik-Khan, co-author of Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution and former Transportation Commissioner for New York City, will be in Ottawa on Wednesday April 27 to talk about how she re-imagined public spaces…

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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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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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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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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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Upcoming Event: Tall Trees & Boulevards – Community Visioning

On Tuesday, March 10th join the Glebe Community Association Environment Committee and Ecology Ottawa for Tall Trees & Community Visioning. The evening will feature a discussion of urban tree issues and how to ensure they thrive and survive and make our cities more…

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Rideau Street needs more than a facelift

“…we need to build a street that fosters pedestrian traffic. One of the biggest issues on Rideau Street is how very dangerous it is. Just last week, a pedestrian was hit by a truck at Rideau and King Edward. That…

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