Mobility for residents of Ottawa is the focus of the Transportation Committee. The committee has organized workshops and appeared before Council Committees regarding citizens’ issues with transportation. We have an email discussion list which as of Mar 2021 has 47 members participating.
The Committee is a composed of a network of representatives from Ottawa community associations. Our transportation planning advocacy in Ottawa focuses on the expansion of walking, cycling, and transit as the most effective solutions to growing transportation needs.
We hold regular meetings usually on the last Thursday of the month for the exchange of information on transportation issues within our communities and to seek consensus points of view that follow the principle that solutions to transportation challenges should not result in the shifting of problems from one community to another.
There is a growing body of evidence emerging that the best solutions to transportation challenges are ones that focus on making cities more liveable for people and which are beginning to recognize that enabling ever higher levels of peak period auto travel creates more problems than it solves.
By providing a forum for multiple communities to work together, the FCA Transportation Committee endeavours to promote consensus decision making, greater levels of information sharing, and more effective representation of these points of view in our advocacy activities with our governments and politicians.
We maintain a resource of further references and info re. Transportation Issues in Ottawa at this link.