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Bronson Audit shows how unsafe walking can be!

A group of walkers hit Bronson this weekend to closely examine the walking, cycling and driving conditions on this thoroughfare between the 417 and the canal. Utility poles, commercial driveways and the lack of a barrier between walker and vehicle, made…

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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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Complete Streets Strategy Report Draft Release

Over 60 active transportation advocates, organizations, and community leaders from across the Nation’s Capital took part in Ecology Ottawa’s Complete Streets Strategy Forum held on March 28th, 2014. The one-day event featured a panel discussion from Councillors Egli, Chernushenko, Fleury, Holmes,…

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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 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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The Interprovincial Bridge- Thinking Outside the Bridge

The Transportation Committee saw a contentious debate over the National Capital Commission (NCC)’s Recommended Corridor for the Interprovincial Crossing (Item 1 on the Agenda) on June 5. The NCC responded to the truck traffic problem along the Waller Street, Rideau Street,…

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Bayview Station Community Design Plan

Councillors at the Planning Committee meeting approved the Bayview Station District Community Design Plan on May 14th. The plan promotes transit, cycling, and pedestrian oriented development in the currently underused land just west of downtown Ottawa. The Design Plan includes the development…

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Transportation Committee April 3rd: Bronson Avenue safer for cyclists and incremental pricing for parking rates

By Aya Helal April’s Transportation Committee meeting saw discussions revolving around making Bronson avenue safer for cyclists and building a Glebe parking garage. Ecology Ottawa was happy to see the Transportation Committee approve changes designed to make Bronson Avenue a…

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