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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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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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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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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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