Leanne Lancaster

  • Snow and Ice Clearing Petition

    Everyone should have the option to move freely about the City throughout all seasons. Snow and ice covered sidewalks that impede pedestrian mobility is unacceptable. During Winter 2018-2019, people across Ottawa were trapped in their homes, unable to access transit, or experienced numerous slips, falls, and inconveniences due to lack of snow removal on sidewalks and at bus stops. Immediate action is required to ensure that no more people suffer from isolation, injuries and aren’t required to take great risk to leave their homes

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    Please share our petition with your network and communities, and speak out to your representative using this easy email tool. We hope to send a strong message to City Council that another winter of inaccessible sidewalks is unacceptable. We need Class 1A standards - that is, snow clearing to bare sidewalk levels - across the city


     

    GOAL: 172 signatures

    Petition for Improved Snow and Ice Clearing from Sidewalks
    To: Ottawa City Council, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1

    Winter 2018-2019 was uncharacteristically severe with several freeze and thaw cycles. This winter, pedestrians across Ottawa struggled through the ice and snow as roads continued to take priority over other modes of transportation. Ottawa needs to be prepared for ongoing winters with treacherous conditions and take the necessary steps to ensure that Ottawa’s most vulnerable communities are not disproportionately burdened by the effects of climate change. 

     

    I/We the undersigned, petition Ottawa City Council and the Transportation Committee to:

    • Bring snow clearing standards of all sidewalks in the City of Ottawa to a Class 1A standard. 
    • Commit $7 million a year to bringing winter sidewalk maintenance to a class 1A standard, starting in the 2020 Budget. 
    • Conduct a cost/benefit analysis of the costs incurred from slip/fall and vehicle damage liabilities compared to how much it would cost to bring winter sidewalk maintenance to a class 1A standard.  
    • Take an equitable approach to snow clearing - redevelop the snow clearing schedule to prioritize sidewalk clearing over road clearing, and prioritize the mobility of Ottawa’s most vulnerable residents. 

     

    By signing this petition, I hereby acknowledge that this petition will become a public document at the City of Ottawa and that all information contained in it will be subject to the scrutiny of the City, and will be publicly available. Questions about the collection and disclosure of personal information contained in this petition should be directed to the City Clerk, 110 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1.

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  • Housing and Transit

    Petition for Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit

    To:       Ottawa City Council, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1

    More than 40,000 families in Ottawa do not have housing they can afford. National trends indicate that housing costs increase near rapid transit hubs. The City’s plan to expand the Light Rail Transit system causes concern for an increase in housing costs where modest income populations are at a disadvantage. Affordable, inclusive, and equitable Transit-Oriented Development is needed to foster safe and healthy communities, people, and a strong economy.

    GOAL: 222 signatures

    I/We the undersigned, petition Ottawa City Council to:

    1) Pass a strong citywide inclusionary zoning by-law that ensures 25% of new development is dedicated to affordable housing and places a special emphasis on deeply affordable housing within 1 km of rapid transit stations;

    2) Ensure that all available government-owned land within 1 km of current & future rapid transit stations is used for non-profit and co-op housing;

    3) Create a 2019-2022 Term of Council Priority that integrates transit and planning, with clear, affordable housing targets; and

    4) Commit at least $12 million/year of City funding, over and above federal and provincial grants, to build new affordable housing

    By signing this petition, I hereby acknowledge that this petition will become a public document at the City of Ottawa and that all information contained in it will be subject to the scrutiny of the City, and will be publicly available. Questions about the collection and disclosure of personal information contained in this petition should be directed to the City Clerk, 110 Laurier Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1.

    The campaign for Affordable Housing Near Rapid Transit has been endorsed by the following organizations:

    City for All Women Initiative, Coalition of Community Health & Resource Centres of Ottawa, Healthy Transportation Coalition, Making Voices Count, Ottawa ACORN.

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