As part of a grant proposal submitted to the Ontario Trillium Foundation by Ottawa’s Healthy Transport Coalition, Bioregional North America will be rolling out a trio of transportation projects in Canada’s capital city.
The first project, BikeHost, is a behavior change program headed by Bioregional’s sustainable behaviors specialist, Laura Scrimgeour-Carter. BikeHost aims to help new immigrants to Ottawa to choose cycling over automobiles. The second project will place shared cargo bicycles in selected Ottawa neighborhoods, with the goal of making it easy and convenient for residents to do their shopping without the fossil fuel impacts of automobiles. The final project will conduct a community engagement process around the transformation of the Eddy-Booth Street Corridor, which is currently unsafe for cyclists and pedestrians.