As COVID-19 drags on, traffic collisions are way down but dangerous driving may be up
Business closures and working from home during COVID-19 has reduced traffic across Ontario. How is this impacting road safety for Canadians?
Driver safety at heart of $6M plan to install Plexiglas barriers on OC Transpo buses
Permanent operator barriers are a topic of discussion for transit commissions in many major Canadian cities as assaults against drivers have been on the rise.
The way we roll: E-scooter pilot project ready to wrap – for now
How the e-scooter pilot project has been received so far in Ottawa
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 Blais in May 2019 after a 60 year old male…
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 describes as some of the best in Canada, disappear. “There…
Six months after LRT launches, Ottawa rolling out solutions to noise complaints
Ottawa installing noise dampeners along the LRT trenches after complaints from residents.