Councillor removes 'beg buttons' at Old Ottawa South crosswalks

Pedestrian safety shouldn't be jeopardized to improve traffic flow, Shawn Menard says

 

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Public Panel on Free Transit

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Winter Weather Advisory - February 13, 2019

The major snowfall we received overnight has affected city operations. Here are some weather-related updates:

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Councillor supports Transit Week Challenge group's call for OC Transpo fare freeze

At least one city councillor is jumping on the idea of an OC Transpo fare freeze following an eye-opening “Transit Week Challenge” that set out to highlight the importance of accessible transportation services.

 

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Newsletter February 12th, 2019

There are four recurring themes to this week’s newsletter: street safety, the city budget, public consultations and snow (will we ever get a break from all the white stuff!?!). So here are some of the things happening for Capital Ward.

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Press Release: 2019 Transit Challenge - Councillor Shawn Menard calls for an OC TRANSPO fare freeze in the upcoming budget

OTTAWA—The 2019 Transit Week Challenge concluded with a renewed call for more reliable, more affordable and more equitable transit service in Ottawa. For the week of Monday February 4 to Sunday February 10, city councillors were asked to use OC Transpo for all transportation, other than walking.

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Councillor stresses need for Ottawa transit changes, as fares rise while ridership drops

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Shawn Menard wants to see changes to the city's transit fare system that reflect the level of service

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Menard: Yes, public transit is a gender issue – and a climate issue too

A bit of a controversy arose at Ottawa city council recently when I suggested the Transit Commission reconsider a proposed public member based on his public views on abortion and climate change. Despite the vitriol and hyperbole that has ensued, these are important issues.

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Open Letter to Doug Ford

January 28th, 2019

Re: ‘For the Students’ Announcement

Dear Premier Ford,

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Newsletter - January 25th, 2019

Well, we’re almost through January, and the city has been busy digging out from some pretty big snow falls (and some freezing rain). It’s still a lively time in the city, though, and there’s lots to tell you about, but first, let’s talk snow removal.

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