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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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Event: Kitchissippi Ward Forum

Catch us Saturday, August 22 at the Kitchissippi Ward Forum! The event is from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, held at the Orpheus Musical Theatre on 17 Fairmont Avenue. This is a great chance to join ward Councillor Jeff Leiper…

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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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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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