In the midst of the hottest summer on record, with unprecedented forest fires clouding summer skies over Ottawa and dire climate news piling up on our already overwhelmed consciousness, not to mention the crises of the LRT shutdown and the affordable housing shortage, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe took time to publicly oppose closing Queen Elizabeth Driveway […]
In this guest post, friend of Bike Ottawa AnaLori Smith recounts the many ways which her adaptive bike and the NCC’s Active Use program have benefited her.
Recently, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe expressed his opposition to the National Capital Commission’s Active Use program and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway in particular, citing low usage and added traffic in adjoining streets. Since the mayor didn’t cite any data, we thought we would.
During an interview with CFRA on July 11, Mayor Mark Sutcliffe challenged the National Capital Commission’s support of people walking, biking, and rolling, and specifically urged returning the Queen Elizabeth Driveway (QED) to cars. This outdated and regressive attitude is something we’re unfortunately used to in “Autowa.”