Catherine McKenney says transportation plan will ease traffic and protect environment


McKenney said their transportation plan draws on their years of experience at city hall and as a city councilor for the past eight years.

Mayoral candidate Catherine McKenney has unveiled her commitment to making Ottawa easier to get around, shortening commute times and reducing emissions.

“I’m committed to getting you out of traffic, so you can get there when you need to go,” McKenney said in an Oct. 1 press release. “The closure of the 417 this weekend and the domino effects on traffic congestion across the city remind us why various options for getting around save us time and stress.”

McKenney said his transportation plan would put those options at your fingertips and provide several convenient options for getting around the city.

“As mayor, I will bring an evidence-based plan that gives you options that make life more convenient and save you time while also being better for the environment.”

McKenney added that their safe cycling plan would free up the roads and make cycling easier for more people.

The statement explained that the safe cycling proposal is a cost-neutral investment, funded by a green bond, where the total cost equals what the city would spend on safe cycling over a 25-year period.

“Every driver wants options for their whole family. A transportation plan that relies on divisiveness rather than evidence is outdated. My approach to transportation is to give everyone the options they need to get around while building a healthy city and taking bold climate action,” they said.

McKenney added that their transportation plan draws on their years of experience at city hall and as a city councilor for the past eight years.

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