Sustainable Transportation Summit

SAVE THE DATE: our next Transportation Equity Summit takes place on September 22, 2017 (all day) at Ottawa City Hall.

Together we're bringing equity to the forefront of transportation planning & decision making in Ottawa. 

Would you like to learn more about the Summit and consider submitting a presentation proposal? Download the document below to learn more:

Presentation Proposal (2017 form) Transportation Equity Summit

Alternatively, you can fill out this Google Form to submit your presentation proposal (the deadline is July 5, 2017).

The Healthy Transportation Coalition and EnviroCentre are pleased to announce the date and preliminary details of the 2017 Transportation Equity Summit.  This year’s summit provides a platform for the ongoing dialogue needed to achieve equitable transportation in Ottawa.


Date:   September 22, 2017 - full day

Location: Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave West.



  • Infrastructure/universal design 
  • Policies and spending
  • Process/participation for more grassroots involvement
  • Case studies/promising practices in transportation equity.


The day will include:

  • Speakers – local, national, international
  • Breakout sessions – small group learning opportunities
  • Workshops – building strategies and solutions


Cost to register: $30.00

Lunch and snacks will be provided.


50 subsidized spaces are being held for people living on low-incomes. There will be a sliding scale from $5 - $0. More details on how to access the subsidized spaces once registration is open. 


Registration will open in June and more information will be circulated at that time. Until then, please circulate this Save the Date to your network. 


If you are interested in contributing to the content of the summit, please fill out this Google Form.


Help us keep the costs of this summit affordable by becoming a sponsor. Contact us to find out more.


Looking forward to seeing you at the summit. 



EnviroCentre & the Healthy Transportation Coalition

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 Summit!

Our first Sustainable Transportation Summit took place on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at Ottawa City Hall. We had a great event with many positive interactions and ideas from a diverse group of delegates. We even received some media coverage

EnviroCentre, the Healthy Transportation Coalition, and community partners will host a follow up Sustainable Transportation Summit in 2017.  We hope that you will continue the conversation with us, as we work towards ensuring that equity and inclusivity are crucial components of the next City of Ottawa Transportation Master Plan.

2016 Summit Presentations & Notes 

Breaking Down the Barriers

Dr. Adonia Lugo facilitated a discussion on barriers to an equitable transportation system, what they are and how we can address them.

Speaker: Dr. Adonia Lugo, Urban Anthropologist and Professor at Antioch and California State Universities

Session Summary

Building Equity into Transportation

This session explored how to integrate equity into planning and infrastructure development processes, examples of promising practices from other cities and next steps for our complete streets.

Speakers: Suzanne Doerge, Director, City for All Women Initiative Presentation

Orly Linovski Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba Presentation

Nelson Edwards, Senior Project Manager, Transportation Planning Branch, City of Ottawa Presentation

Living in the Built Environment

Speaker: Inge Roosendaal, Program Development Officer, Ottawa Public Health


Table Activity: The Pathway to Equity

This creative discussion identified and prioritized practical steps toward transportation equity solutions in Ottawa -- research, policy, outreach, services, infrastructure and more. 

Summary Report 

For more information about the summit please contact EnviroCentre by email at [email protected] or by phone 613-656-0100 x104