• Exciting Final Program Online

    Oct 20, 2016

    The final program is now available and can be seen by clicking below.

    Sustainable Mobility Summit 2016 Final Program

    The Summit 2016 is being held at the University of Ottawa, a venue chosen for its proud focus on youth and dedication to evidence-based decision-making.  uOttawa embodies the core elements of sustainable mobility with a central location and a vibrant walkable community with transit at its core.  The daytime program will be held at the flagship Demarais building (55 Laurier Ave E) with conference rooms designed to provide a sophisticated learning experience.  Monday and Tuesday keynotes will be in Tabaret Hall (75 Laurier Ave E), the inspiration behind uOttawa’s logo.

    The  Sustainable Mobility Summit this year is designed to immerse delegates into a live experience of sustainable transportation surrounded by an energy and vibrancy that only a University can provide .  The hotels are all a 5+ minute walk to the session locations. You’ll need to go outside to move between plenary and concurrent sessions.  Delegates will become part of the University and local community, providing a real background into the successes, issues and challenges of moving sustainable mobility forward in Canada.  Wear your walking shoes and be prepared to experience a new baseline for an integrated conference experience!


  • Register for Tours - Room Still Available

    Oct 20, 2016

    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.

    Now that you've read all about them and are intrigued, it's time to register, click here and let us know which one you would like to attend. Please keep in mind that if you are bringing a companion, we ask that you sign them up separately and write in the comment section which registered delegate they are joining

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