Building an Accessible, Connected and Complete City
Our meeting place at the NAC Entrance, 1 Elgin St.
Cities are full of diverse people, each of whom has distinct abilities and needs when it comes to engaging with their neighbourhood. Ottawa is no exception. Centretown has been undergoing renewal and re-design to several main streets and services. Are we getting it right? Are the design choices we're making consistent with creating accessible, inclusive, and safe cities for all?
This walk will highlight the points of optimism along the Sparks St. pedestrian mall, the Laurier Ave. and O’Connor St. bike lanes, and the Bank St and Elgin St. refurbishments. We will visit a few other areas to explore where new services could spur other benefits including core services like grocery stores, and we'll discuss the anticipated bebfits of Ottawa’s new light rail system to connectivity and wayfinding.