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The Battle for Elgin Street Sidewalks- Patios, Pedestrians, and Motorists

The Transportation Committee discussed creating patios at 216, 292, 296, and 360 Elgin Street (Item 7) on June 5. While these proposed patios on Elgin Street would undoubtedly enliven the city street, they would also limit sidewalk space available for…

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A Petition for Pedestrians

At the June 5 Transportation Committee meeting Councillor Hubley proposed a motion (Additional Item) in light of the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario’s report entitled Pedestrian Death Review- A Review of All Accidental Pedestrian Deaths in Ontario from January…

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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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Planning Committee and Employment Lands

By Aya Helal At the Planning Committee meeting held on March 26, 2013, the last agenda item  discussed after a long meeting that lasted until midnight was the Building a Livable Ottawa 2031-Official Plan and Master Plan Review. Building a…

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Council Watch on Downtown Moves and Transportation Committee March 4th

By Aya Helal The Transportation Committee meeting held on March 4th was kicked off by new chair Councillor Keith Egli. The hot topic of the month was the Downtown Moves study. Downtown Moves is an Urban Design and Transportation Study…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest- February 2013

Environment Committee (February 19): Councillors of the Environment Committee approved city staff’s recommendation to impose a 7% increase in 2013 water/sewer rates. Ecology Ottawa congratulates the Environment Committee on approving this motion, especially in light of the fact that office holders are…

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Council Watch Monthly Digest- January 2013

Environment Committee (January 15): January saw the first Environment Committee of the year 2013, during which the Environment Committee dropped a bomb-shell that could have lead to a step backward in the city’s commitment to promoting and implementing green building practices….

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Environment Committee weirdness regarding LEED certification of city-owned buildings

By Aya Helal The first Environment Committee meeting of 2013 dropped a bomb-shell that could lead to a step backward in the City’s commitment to promoting and implementing green building practices. City Councillor Diane Holmes submitted a motion, after the…

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