Welcome to the Transit Week Challenge!
We would like to call on all city councillors and all of you to use transit as much as you can for the week of Monday February 4 to Sunday February 10. Buses should be used for all transportation besides walking. Yes, this means long trips across the city, going out with your friends, important meetings – all travel except emergencies.
At the end of the week, you will answer a few questions – we will send you a feedback form. Try to be fair – what works? What doesn’t? Try to imagine some of the challenges other people may face, living in different parts of the city, or those with mobility challenges. The purpose of this week is to come up with solutions to build our transit system, and this step is one of the best ways to achieve that.
Blewett, Ottawa Citizen, February 11, 2019
In a nutshell, the goals of the campaign are to:
- Highlight effective and affordable transit as an issue at municipal level
- Encourage interaction/involvement between councillors and the general public
- Identify strengths and places for improvement in our transit system
This event is proudly co-sponsored by Ecology Ottawa, ATU Local 279, the Healthy Transportation Coalition. Carleton Student Energy, The Ottawa Transit Riders, Joel Harden – NDP, and more to come.
Media contact: Kirstin Pulles
Tel 519 829 8463