Better infrastructure

Better infrastructure

Communities

Communities

Complete Streets

Complete Streets

Improving Linkages

Improving Linkages

What is the Healthy Transportation Coalition?

Members of the Healthy Transportation Coalition believe there are many needed improvements in the National Capital Region before we will have a truly healthy transportation network. 

Better infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists, and public transit riders.
Communities that are home to vulnerable populations should have excellent access to healthy transportation options. 
Complete Streets that serve all modes of transportation and users, no matter their age or abilities, need to be built in these communities leading to and from public transit stations, schools, green spaces, and areas of our cities that contain local businesses. 
Improving the linkages between existing cycling, pedestrian, high-occupancy vehicle transportation networks should also be highly prioritized.

With a focus on community organizing, research, the need for effective policy and infrastructure, our members fund and co-create projects to build more livable communities. If we all work together, we will make more progress more quickly.

Events

Virtual Rally for Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit

Ottawa declared an affordable housing and homelessness emergency in January, and the situation has worsened since COVID-19 shutdown large parts of the economy. Many thousands of households can't afford to pay the rent, and are at risk of eviction.

Mayor Jim Watson is tabling his draft 2021 Budget for the City on November 4th, and we need to unite to stress to him how critical investments are needed to build more affordable housing near rapid transit.

Eighty-five organizations have written to the Mayor, and City Councillors, to urge them to put $20 million in the budget for affordable housing near rapid transit. We need individuals to call the Mayor and take additional action to win these important investments. Join us to learn more, and help us win this important improvement.