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.”

The four councillors who signed the email share a common interest because their wards are located along the city’s east-west cycling spine, which includes Ottawa’s first segregated bike lane on Laurier Avenue West. But McKenney says the city’s cycling and pedestrian plans include projects all across the city, bringing “tangible benefits to residents in every ward and in every community.”

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Catherine McKenney