Building Our Vision
Our Response to the City of Ottawa's Draft Official Plan is now complete.
Read Walkable Ottawa's official Position Paper and tell us what you think below.
The 'Walkable Ottawa' Podcast is Now Here!
"The vision and principles are excellent because they provide a realistic pathway for Ottawa to achieve vibrant, inclusive and healthy communities within the City. I especially appreciate the way the vision can dramatically and positively impact climate/nature. thank you!" ~ Alex Watson (Old Ottawa East)
"WO's vision for the future of Ottawa is certainly inspiring. I know they've put much thought and effort into consulting with the community as well as key stakeholders. Not only does their vision respond to community needs, but it is firmly anchored into reality — the team did not focus on achieving the unachievable, they were able to work within the municipal and provincial constraints, while offering a real solution to our evolving city and the climate crisis. I look forward to seeing this vision implemented in our city." ~ Emilie (Clemow)
"Walkable Ottawa's vision is a key to enhancing our urban fabric and transforming Ottawa into a dynamic 15-minute city. Smart density and better-designed communities affects all aspects of Ottawa's environment - enhancing the viability of transit and fighting urban sprawl. In other words, Rosaline and the team are showing how we can tackle the climate crisis and protect nature while building a better city." ~ Robb Barnes (Executive Director, Ecology Ottawa)
These images were inspired by the Overbrook Walkable Workshop, and show the proposed evolution of a typical street in the parts of their neighbourhood where new construction is 3.5 storeys in height.
Walkable Ottawa is working in collaboration with community associations, affordable housing and environmental organizations, neighbours, builders, architects, and planners to propose a vision for walkable neighbourhoods. See our consultation log below.