|Posted by Trevor Haché on April 18, 2016 at 3:20 PM||comments (2)|
Many members of the Healthy Transportation Coalition were pleased to voice support for the City of Ottawa to study the causes of traffic congestion and the full range of solutions.
After receiving the support of 70% of Transportation Committee members at the April 6th meeting, the matter was referred to City Council for consideration on April 13th.
City Councillor David Chernushenko, Transportation Committee Chair Keith Egli, and six other city council...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Geoff Stiles on April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
Support for Road Pricing. The idea of road pricing is gradually gaining support in Canada. For example, Ontario has announced a pilot project to turn High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes into High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes, and the City of Toronto has just issued an RFP for consultants to study the technologies and impacts of road pricing on the Gardiner E...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Geoff Stiles on February 25, 2016 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
User Fees for roads: The Stockholm Experience
Ottawa’s recent decision to increase its emissions reduction target to 80% from 2012 levels by 2050 will require major changes to one sector in particular: transportation, currently responsible for 40% of the City’s community greenhouse gas emissions.
In a previous blog, Trevor Haché discussed how introducing congestion charges could help alleviate the City’s dependence on private veh...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Trevor Haché on February 1, 2016 at 2:00 PM||comments (4)|
On March 2nd, Ottawa’s Transportation Committee will receive an estimate from City staff on the time and costs required to conduct a study on user fees for roads.
This is a result of a ‘direction to staff’ moved by committee member and City Councillor David Chernushenko on December 2nd. It was during the city’s 2016 Budget deliberations...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Trevor Haché on May 19, 2015 at 9:00 PM||comments (0)|
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|Posted by Karen Hawley on September 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) releases today its 11thRead Full Post »
|Posted by Karen Hawley on August 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM||comments (1)|
The Cities That Spend The Most On Bike Lanes Later Reap The Most Reward
Investing in a network of fully separated bike lanes could save cities huge sums in the long-term. But too little investment in wimpy infrastructure could actually decrease enthusiasm for cycling.
|Posted by Patrick Marchand-Smith on July 7, 2014 at 9:15 PM||comments (1)|
As a new resident in Centretown, an avid cyclist and bike commuter I thought I might try to get a discussion rolling on two wheeled transportation within as well as to and from this central neighbourhood.
For an able-bodied cyclist who likes to race cars, Centretown can be a pleasure to ride in. Biking is the fastest, most convenient way to get around its grid-pattern streets and find free parking on its many bike racks. Cyclists also enjoy relatively low-speed car traffic and many ame...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Trevor Haché on February 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM||comments (0)|
One of the stated goals of the Healthy Transportation Coalition is to have 'complete streets' leading to and from important places such as public transit stations, local schools, green spaces and business areas.
Complete Streets, for those unfamiliar with the term, is the basic idea that our streets should really serve everyone, no matter their age, their abilities, or their preferred mode of transportation. The City of OttawaRead Full Post »