Bike Host program to help newcomers in Ottawa ride

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Did you know that foreign-born immigrants represent 19.4% of the population in Ottawa-Gatineau? Imagine if low-income newcomers were encouraged and mentored to use bicycles as a means of transportation. Not only would they gain freedom to travel for work, but they’d save money, and be more physically active.

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City proposal to upgrade cycling network winter maintenance

City representative Samuel Roberts attended Citizens for Safe Cycling’s Advocacy Working Group (AWG) meeting to get feedback on the city’s proposed plan to improve winter maintenance for cycling. Currently, only the Laurier Bike Lane and pathways classified under the sidewalks act are cleared in winter (approximately 21 km).

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MTO asks for your input: Infrastructure and education

The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario has been working hard on collecting ideas from stakeholders in the wonderful of cycling (including yours truly Ctizens for Safe Cycling) on how to improve cycling in Ontario. From long meetings came long lists and from long lists came an action plan.

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“Commute Smart” Challenge, September 14-21, 2014

Hey, EnviroCentre and the City of Ottawa invite you to participate in the Commute Smart Challenge!

Walk, bike, carpool, car share, take transit, skateboard or rollerblade to as many destinations as possible between September 14th and 21st, and record your trips on our commute calendar to earn points.

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Ottawa Public Health: “Have Your Say” survey

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Ottawa Public Health (OPH) today released its ‘Have Your Say’ survey, and the State of Ottawa Health 2014 report, which will inform its 2015-2018 Strategic Priorities. These priorities will set the strategic direction for the organization for the next four years, guiding decisions about health policies, programs and services.

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