Public Transit provides all Ottawa communities with an essential service. We recognize there is room for improvements to the logistics of many of our bus routes (their frequency and speed to downtown). This is why it is extremely important, with the city of Ottawa's Municipal elections fast approaching, to speak up now and reinforce our support for the city transit commission's (OC Transpo) continued, critical service of our neighbourhoods in Ward 21 (Rideau/Goulbourn).
Public transit provides our community with accessibility, convenience and choice. It increases our property values. It reduces traffic congestion, noise, air pollution and associated public health risks. Public transportation also supports the municipal goals of mixed land use and sustainable development to combat sprawl.
We therefore request that, as part of an ongoing commitment by OC Transpo and the City of Ottawa to all of the above, continued improvements to the public transportation service in Ward 21 be provided, and that the proposed cancellation of Route 245 that services Manotick and communities to the South including CG&YC, Kars and North Gower (Councilor Glen Brooks recommendations to make cuts to the service and bus 245 notwithstanding) not be allowed to move forward.
This petition will be mailed (in snail and e format) to OC Transpo, Councilor Glen Brooks and the City of Ottawa’s Mayors office.
This petition is sponsored by \"Supporters of Public Transit for Ward 21\" a group of concerned citizens in Rideau-Goulbourn. You can email a representative of our group directly firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=310684729749
Map of Ward 21
Facebook - My Ottawa includes all of Ward 21 - Rideau Goulbourn http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=310684729749
City of Ottawa Transit Committee - http://www.ottawa.ca/city_hall/mayor_council/standing_committees/transit/index_en.html