Pellerin: Urban transportation isn't just about vehicles, Mayor Sutcliffe

By Brigitte Pellerin, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed, July 14, 2023

It's not OK for the City of Ottawa to prioritize everyone in their own car all the time at the expense of other options such as cycling, walking or scooters.

... The fact that there are half a handful of parkways reserved for active transportation in the summer is not exactly cyclist oppression of the masses. What the mayor said is concerning, to put it mildly. Perhaps, after the recent decision to bring cars, buses and trucks back to Wellington Street downtown, I shouldn’t be surprised.

But I was expecting better. Such as policies and programs that treat those of us who prefer not always using a car (and those of us who can’t use a car because they’re too young or too old or don’t have the income needed to maintain ownership of one) with the same consideration as drivers.

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