Frustrated safe cycling advocates say city report on high-risk intersections shows need for urgent action
Cycling advocates say they are frustrated by the City of Ottawa’s Cycling Safety Review of High-Volume Intersections, a newly released report identifying dangerous intersections and recommending changes to prevent vehicle-cyclist collisions. The review was undertaken in response to inquiries posed by Mayor Jim Watson and former Cumberland Ward councillor Stephen…
NCC starts ball rolling on development of the ‘Library Parcel’ on LeBreton Flats
The NCC announced Tuesday that it will launch the first step of its procurement process to develop the one hectare section at 665 Albert St.
Proposed LRT extension could displace low-income Nepean residents
As the city discusses plans for Stage 3 LRT extensions, residents of a Nepean apartment building are concerned about the possibility of evication.
Faces of change: John Woodhouse pushes for mobility justice in Ottawa
For children, seniors, and people with mobility issues, navigating the City of Ottawa is not always safe. Volunteer, John Woodhouse is working to create a more accessible and walkable city.
Payment, enforcement issues linger as OC Transpo requires face masks, resumes front-door boarding
Face masks will be mandatory on OC Transpo as of June 15, amid spiralling deficits for the transit service. But some are concerned about the practicality and accessibility for lower income riders of mandating face masks.
Hold-the-Line campaign pushes to stop Ottawa’s urban expansion
Since 1980 Ottawa farmer John Vandenberg has been growing and selling produce — onions, berries, garlic and more at Rideau Pines Farm in North Gower. He supplies 25 local restaurants and households in developing suburbs nearby. But for more than 40 years, Vanderburg has watched local farm land, which he…
Six months after LRT launches, Ottawa rolling out solutions to noise complaints
Ottawa installing noise dampeners along the LRT trenches after complaints from residents.
Study underlines that air pollution a leading cause of premature death worldwide
While Ottawa air quality is considered low risk, a new study shows that long term exposure to air pollution is a major health threat worldwide.