Hold the Line: A Campaign to Stop Urban Sprawl in Ottawa

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  • Raewyn Khosla
    commented 2019-10-28 11:16:49 -0400
    Our ecosystems are under serious threat from habitat loss. This is a huge problem in North America. Ask any person who lives in Ottawa and they will tell you that it’s the green space that makes this city so lovely to live in. We must preserve it for our health and wellbeing.,,for the small farms, for the hiking, for our children. Stop the sprawl please!
  • Linda Berry
    commented 2019-10-28 10:43:02 -0400
    As Claudet Gaudet said, “trees near every building” – but not just single ‘trees’, we need to preserve our forests and fields- they’re one of our greatest natural resources; Barrhaven is full of little wooded areas that enrich our air, provide shade, provide habitat, provide beauty………and are a refuge from tar and asphalt (spelling?). Stop the sprawl; we have enough!!
  • Ian Allen
    commented 2019-10-07 11:40:34 -0400
    I can’t say it any better than Dean Lauer: We need to stop the obsession with growth. More population means more crime, more sprawl, more pollution, more traffic, more housing insecurity, more costly infrastructure, and less greenspace. I have lived here for 25 years have seen a beautiful, culturally rich city become an ugly, aggressive concrete jungle thanks to out-of-control population growth. We need to stop trying to attract more people to live here!
  • Dean Lauer
    commented 2019-09-11 14:35:52 -0400
    We need to stop the obsession with growth. More population means more crime, more sprawl, more pollution, more traffic, more housing insecurity, more costly infrastructure, and less greenspace. I have lived here for 25 years have seen a beautiful, culturally rich city become an ugly, aggressive concrete jungle thanks to out-of-control population growth.

    We need to stop trying to attract more people to live here!
  • Mathieu Samson-Savage
    followed this page 2019-09-11 13:30:08 -0400
  • Claudette Gaudet
    commented 2019-09-09 08:57:28 -0400
    We have been withnessing encroachment of precious farmland and important greenspaces with the exponential growth of Orleans and other suburban areas on the outskirt of Ottawa for over 30 years without much intervention from our governments. It is overdue for our governments to tackle the issue to preserve the good soils so important for food production and the forested areas needed for clean air and adequate habitat to preserve the diversity of wildlife.

    As an emphasis is placed on intensification, I believe the city should limit the height of residential buildings to avoid creating wind tunnels and ensure sunshine access for everyone. It should also require the inclusion of green spaces with trees near every building and mandate the use of environmentally friendly products for walking areas. There should also be community rooms in all highrises, and within short walking distance in low rise neighbourhoods.

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