Since 2000, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has celebrated best practices in sustainable community development through its annual Sustainable Community Awards. The Awards are open to all Canadian municipal governments and their private-sector partners. FCM’s Green Municipal Fund is the primary sponsor of the Awards.
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.
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.
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.
They arrived on the 2nd of July: Ottawa’s first bike corrals.
After no less than 11 community associations (mostly) in the near east end of the city wrote to the City to express their concerns about the lack of cycling connections into and out of the down town core, today, the Mayor wrote the communities with a new proposal.
The City of Ottawa has quietly opened a new stretch of pathway along the airport parkway. If you have cycled from Hunt Club northbound along the parkway you always had to take the elevator up to Walkway Rd from the Transit station to continue your path further north. No more!
In previous years it was kept secret until the very day of the award, but this year, it was already released a week ahead of the ceremony that this year’s Bruce Timmermans Award is going to Vanier’s Sarah Partridge and to Trip for Kids.
On May 14, 2014 Citizens for Safe Cycling received the Mayor’s City Builder Award for 30 years of cycling advocacy in Ottawa, Canada’s capital. Citizens for Safe Cycling started promoting safer road conditions in 1984 and has played a leading role in advocating cycling for everyone.
Today, the bike counters that are built in the Laurier bike lanes counted the 1,000,000 bike ride. Last night the counter was 650 rides away from this mile stone number. With over 2000 rides last Monday it is reasonable to assume that the magic number was reached somewhere at the end of this morning.