October 22 is election day for city council in Ottawa. We asked all the candidates running for councillor or mayor to answer a short survey to understand where they stand on cycling and road safety to help you make an informed decision.
During the fall 2014 elections, we polled city council candidates on three cycling-related questions. Here are the responses from the candidates who were successful: (Note: the other elected councillors had not replied to our questions during the election. That doesn’t mean they are not interested in cycling).
The 8 new faces on Ottawa city council
There will be eight fresh faces on Ottawa City Council. Of course you want to know what they think about cycling. Not all of them filled in the survey we sent around, so we did some research after the results were in.
2014 elections: Mayoral candidate responses
It took a few years of hard work, but cycling is now an election issue in our Nation’s Capital according to the CBC. We asked the candidate mayors about cycling and here are their answers.