Sustainable Transportation Summit

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Together we are bringing equity to the forefront of transportation planning and decision making in Ottawa.

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.  

Over the next two years, EnviroCentre and the Healthy Transportation Coalition will host follow up Sustainable Transportation Summits.  We hope that you will continue the conversation with us, as we work towards ensuring that equity and inclusivity are crucial components of the 2018 Transportation Master Plan.

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