Cylcing, walkability, public transit and complete streets to be focus of all Candidates Debate
Over the next four years the Confederation LRT Line will change the face of downtown Ottawa, taking thousands of buses off the streets and offering a once in a century opportunity to build a walkable and cycling friendly Centretown. That's just one topic Somerset Ward candidates can be expected to address at the first all candidates debate of the 2014 municipal election season. This debate will focus on transportation, including cycling, walkability, public transit, roads, parking and how we build our streets and get around.
When: Monday, June 16, 2014 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Str.
This is an open event and all are welcome, but RSVPs would be appreciated.
What is important to you? What questions do you have for the candidates? Please send your questions to to the following email address and, if you are selected, Rogers TV, Cable 22 will video your question before the debate:firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will be broadcast by Rogers TV, Cable 22, and moderated by the Ottawa Citizen's Joanne Chianello.
Notably, this fall Somerset Ward will elect a new councillor. The June 16th forum is an opportunity for citizens to make an early assessment of the candidates.
The event is sponsored by:
Centretown Citizens Community Association (CCCA)
Dalhousie Community Association
Rogers TV, Cable 22
For more information, contact:
Paul Mennier, CCCA
Graham Saul, Ecology Ottawa
120 Lisgar St
Ottawa, ON K2P 2L7
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1. What will you do regarding the unacceptable encroachment of private-establishment patios onto public sidewalks along Elgin Street in light of the city’s “duty to care” and the public’s infringed right to unimpeded access to public sidewalks?
2. What will you do about the bicycle lanes along Laurier Ave West and the impossibility of emergency vehicles to navigate the road given that vehicles cannot move to the right as per protocol?