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Monday, October 31, 2011
Downtown Moves - Public Lecture Program - Nov 2 & 3, 2011

See below for info on Public Lectures.


Ottawa is doing a study on mobility downtown.
Well, that's what I thought they were doing, actually as framed by the study area and terms, it's "what can we tweak in the Central Business District when LRT replaces the Albert & Slater bus transitway" and not "how can we improve pedestrian and cyclist mobility in all of Centretown".
The primary Study Area is the Central Business District of the Central Area (north of Gloucester Street, between Bronson and the Rideau Canal), and along the major arterial streets that will be influenced by the significant changes as a result of the new LRT stations.
from  Downtown Moves: Study Area and Study Context

(This study was previously called the Downtown Mobility Overlay, but appears to have been rebranded as Downtown Moves: Transforming Ottawa’s Streets.)

The Centretown Design Plan people had assured us that mobility-related recommendations, like restoring major arterials as two-way streets, would be incorporated into the Downtown Mobility Overlay, but I don't see how this will work in practice as the Study Area is just the CBD and is mostly about adapting to the LRT.

Public Lecture Series

November 2, 2011 - 7pm - Gil Penalosa
register using web form, deadline OCTOBER 31, 2011

November 3, 2011 - 9am - Andrew Wiley-Schwartz, New York City, Department of Transportation
register by emailing , deadline OCTOBER 31, 2011

November 3, 2011 -7pm - Ken Greenberg
register using web form, deadline OCTOBER 31, 2011

from Downtown Moves > Public Lecture Program

UPDATE 2011-11-01: The Media Advisory for the public lecture program is out, unfortunately a day after the registration deadline.  It says
The summit brings together national and international experts, community leaders, municipal staff and stakeholder agencies to listen and share their experiences as the City seeks to identify ways to create vibrant, safe and accessible streets for pedestrians, cyclists and transit riders in downtown Ottawa.

See also: Ottawa Sidewalk (pedestrian) Summit Nov 8, 2011

May 30, 2011  Centretown planning links