Events from the Coalition and our members

  • pop-up Pedestrian Crossover in Bayshore

    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 06:30 AM

    Members of the Healthy Transportation Coalition have partnered with Bayshore residents, City Councillor Mark Taylor, and Ottawa's traffic services department on a pop-up Pedestrian Crossover to create a safe crossing for pedestrians traveling to and from the Bayshore Transitway Station.

    Working with engineering students from the University of Ottawa our pop-up will create a safe crossing for 12 hours so that parents crossing the road with their kids, the elderly, and all people in the area crossing Woodridge Crescent will have a safe place to get across the road.

    Attend this event to demonstrate to the City that this important pedestrian safety improvement is needed permanently. If at least 100 people use the crossover between 6:30am and 6:30pm, we hope to convince the City that this safety improvement is needed now. The City currently has plans to add a safe crossing here by 2023, but residents want it made permanent much sooner.


    6:30am -- the pop-up pedestrian crossover goes 'live'

    10:30am -- speeches by residents, the Healthy Transportation Coalition, and Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor

    6:30pm -- the equipment is removed

    The City produced this road safety video about Pedestrian Crossovers if you would like to learn more.


  • Vanier Transit Riders working group meeting

    Monday, October 01, 2018 at 06:30 PM

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    Join your fellow Vanier transit riders and area residents to discuss needed improvements to OC Transpo, and how we can work together to push for better levels of service, and more affordable fares. The draft agenda includes:

    • Reviewing the results of the June 18th Vanier Transit Riders Forum and priorities;
    • Identifying new issues that have developed since the first Vanier Transit Forum; and
    • Identifying citizens interested in forming the Vanier Transit Riders' Working Group to be part of a city-wide Transit Riders' Group.

    The event will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Please kindly RSVP below so we know how many people to expect.


    Réunion du groupe de travail des usagers du transport en commun de Vanier

    Nous invitons les usagers du transport en commun de Vanier et les résidents du secteur à se joindre à nous pour discuter des améliorations nécessaires à OC Transpo et pour voir comment nous pouvons nous mobiliser pour faire pression afin d’obtenir un meilleur service et des tarifs plus abordables.

    Provisoirement à l’ordre du jour, nous allons:

    • réviser les résultats du premier forum des usagers du transport en commun de Vanier du 18 juin et établir les priorités;
    • signaler les nouveaux problèmes qui sont survenus depuis le premier forum; et
    • identifier les participants intéressés à mettre sur pied Le groupe de travail des usagers du transport en commun de Vanier qui fera partie d’un groupe plus large représentant toute la ville d’Ottawa.


    La réunion commencera à 18h30 pile. Nous vous prions de bien confirmer votre présence ci-dessous afin de prévoir le nombre de participants.


    26 RSVPs