ACT Canada has organized various tours throughout the nation's National Capital Region to showcase the region's best TDM practices. Experience firsthand how Gatineau and Ottawa are the nation's leading example of sustainable mobility. Tour 1 - Complete Streets From Policy to Reality
In this 2-hour tour participants will be led along several Ottawa streets that are undergoing Complete Streets transformations and will hear about how words on paper are being translated into concrete results. Learn the stories behind the politics, policies, planning, design and operations of the O’Connor Street Bikeway, the Main Street Renewal, the Elgin Street redesign, and others. The tour will highlight projects in the early planning stages as well as those that have recently been reconstructed. An optional extra 30-minute side tour to the Adàwe Crossing – Ottawa’s newest pedestrian and cyclist bridge – will be offered after the formal tour to anyone interested. Tour 2 - Rapid Transit in the City of Ottawa - Past, Present, Future CANCELLED Tour 3 - Rapid Bus Transit in Gatineau Plus a Stop at Zibi and Jacques Cartier Park
The tour in Gatineau will be very interesting and diverse. It will have its first stop at Zibi, a sustainable community and redevelopment project being led by Windmill Development. It embodies the best practices in new urbanist and smart city design and it aims to become Canada’s first One-planet endorsed community, while also having received multiple awards from the Canadian, American and International planning community. An interesting presentation will be given with a special focus on sustainable mobility strategies aiming to reduce the CO2 emissions from residential transportation by 90%.
The tour will then allow you to discover Gatineau’s rapid bus transit corridor. A presentation of the transportation agency, the STO, will provide a good understanding of past and future keystones of public transportation in the region.
Finally, the last stop will allow you to discover the brand new redevelopment project of Jacques Cartier street. This 43 million dollars project gives back the Ottawa river to the residents and makes room for a state of the art active transportation link in the region. This stop will allow the active transportation coordinator to share Gatineau’s current efforts to increase active transportation modal shares.
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