June minutes and updates for September 2013

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 in Meetings | Comments Off on June minutes and updates for September 2013

The next Walk Ottawa meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 23, 2013.

In the meantime, here are a number of updates and documents to review:

  • Walk Ottawa Introduction and Vision (Minutes item 5b, originally circulated Dec 2012). Hopefully you can use this information to submit letters and articles to your local community papers about Walk Ottawa to get more people interested and involved.
  • Improvements at Top 20 Intersections (Minutes item 5c)

News & links

Pedestrian Data

    • List of collisions involving pedestrians in 2011 and 2012, both PDF and Excel formats for each year, as requested in Minutes item 6b.

More pedestrian statistics from previous years can be found on the “Resources” page under the heading “Ottawa pedestrian statistics”. The PDFs are sorted alphabetically by street (if at an intersection, it’s sorted by the street that appears first in the alphabet).

Get involved

The Steering Committee is seeking a couple of volunteers to help them host an info table for Walk Ottawa. As part of Sustainable Transportation Week September 16-22, EnviroCentre and the City of Ottawa will be (hopefully) closing a street to motor vehicles to open it for a street festival for Car Free Day, Sunday, September 22, 2013 (details TBA). Walk Ottawa has been invited to host a table, and with a couple more people it will be easier to host the table to give generic information about Walk Ottawa, talk to people about their walking concerns, and encouraging people to get involved with Walk Ottawa. Contact me if interested (charles.akben-marchand@ottawa.ca) and I’ll forward it to the relevant Steering Committee member.

There is a vacancy on the Walk Ottawa Steering Committee, as Ron Brown has had to withdraw. Please contact me (Charles) if interested.