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Ottawa: Sanctuary City? McKenney leads call for official status

Ottawa: Sanctuary City? McKenney leads call for official status

Somerset Ward Councillor Catherine McKenney was expected to file a notice of motion at City Hall on February 8 to have Ottawa officially declared a “sanctuary city.” She has since chosen to hold off on filing it, stating that she plans to compile a report on the issue for presentation to a future meeting of the Community and Protective Services committee, to allow for

New Cycle Tracks Coming to Booth Street Bridge

New Cycle Tracks Coming to Booth Street Bridge

I am happy to report that a design solution has been confirmed that will improve connectivity and cycling safety on Booth Street between Albert Street and the intersection of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway.

Below are functional design renderings of the future Booth Street solution. These renderings are subject to change once the detailed design phase

The Off Bank Community Garden: Partnership pays off for developers and residents

The Off Bank Community Garden: Partnership pays off for developers and residents

The Off Bank Community Garden, one building space east of Bank on Nepean, formally opened on June 4, after several phases of initial development starting in July 2016.

Members of the Trees and Greenspace Committee (T&G) of the Centretown Citizens Community Association (CCCA), and several of the gardeners, were joined by Kevin Yemm, vice president of land development for the Richcraft

Scrap Laurier bike lane for safer route, councillor suggests

Scrap Laurier bike lane for safer route, councillor suggests

Construction of new separated cycling lanes along Slater, Albert streets to start in 2019

Laura Osman · CBC News · Posted: Apr 04, 2018 3:16 PM ET | Last Updated: April 4

Between their opening and October 2017, there were more than 220 collisions along the Laurier Avenue bike lanes. (Trevor Pritchard/CBC Ottawa)

An Ottawa city councillor is suggesting scrapping the Laurier Avenue bike

New app to track cyclists’ spending

New app to track cyclists’ spending

Do you buy when you’re on your bike? Urban councillors want to know where and when you spend, to help them plan better bike projects.

Quax, record, repeat.

Coun. Jeff Leiper wants to know how you spend when you’re on your bike: are you popping in to a local coffee shop? Picking up something for dinner? Maybe you’re putting the finishing touches on a birthday present.

Kanata light rail over highway widening, councillors urge

Kanata light rail over highway widening, councillors urge

Kitchissippi Coun. Jeff Leiper, Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney and Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson sent a joint letter to provincial MPPs on Tuesday to oppose to the planned widening of Highway 417.

 “Widening the Queensway only induces demand, we know that,” said McKenney.

Read the full Metro Ottawa article 

Urban councillors want federal cash for cycling, pedestrian infrastructure

Urban councillors want federal cash for cycling, pedestrian infrastructure

Several [councillors], including McKenney, actually campaigned in 2014 on a pledge to find a way to hopefully speed up the cycling and pedestrian investments.

“We have the plan and we saw this as an opportunity to push that funding forward,” she said Thursday. “If we have an opportunity to spend more and build more, this is where we’d like to see it happen.”

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