Over two Saturdays in March 2021, Ecology Ottawa hosted a workshop for residents of the Alta Vista community and other interested parties, led by Walkable Ottawa's founder Rosaline Hill and volunteer Carolyn Mackenzie.
The purpose of the workshop was to foster discussion around a range of issues related to creating a more walkable neighbourhood, and to generate ideas for further exploration and evaluation.
We believe strongly that neighbourhood-level planning is a key tool to advance elements including walkability and climate resilience, toward an overall goal of increased liveability. The Official Plan should provide clear direction for how neighbourhood-level planning is to be included in the City's planning processes.
See below for the analysis in the report.