The question we must now ask is, can we afford to go back to business as usual? Are we satisfied with going back to a city built just for moving cars over one that emphasizes health and safety for all road users? We know the city envisions car-free zones as a key part of its climate plan, but has shown no clear strategy on how to get there. We know the city has a plan to reduce death and injury on our streets, but still spends its money on costly road widenings that do nothing to improve road safety or relieve congestion. So, as council sets its new budget priorities, it’s time to turn up the heat for safe and healthy streets.
Click here to sign the petition for safe and healthy streets. Let’s respond to the Covid crisis by making Ottawa a true leader on active transportation.