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CITE Luncheon – Ottawa Travel Trends

March 29, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

On Wednesday March 29th, we will be receiving a presentation by Jennifer Armstrong of the City of Ottawa on the subject of Ottawa Travel Trends – Progress Towards a Sustainable Future?

Jennifer Armstrong

Jennifer is a senior project manager with the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Strategic Planning Branch. She is responsible for all things data-related – from modelling and forecasting to travel surveys and transportation statistics. Jennifer has a PhD from Carleton University where she learned to use data in many varied and interesting ways and has worked in the public and private sectors where she developed an appreciation for the power, and limitations, of data in telling stories and influencing perceptions. Her mission is to facilitate the use of data to support the development of vibrant communities through thoughtful planning of transportation facilities and services.

Ottawa Travel Trends – Progress Towards a Sustainable Future?

Looking for some provocative statistics to share at your next dinner party? Want to impress a client with your knowledge of local transportation issues and trends? Interested in finding out whether your long-held perceptions of travel in Ottawa are actually true?

Join us as we dive into the numbers to examine some of the recent travel trends in Ottawa.

Are children today really less likely to walk or cycle to school? Are millennials in Ottawa truly different from their parents when it comes to mobility choices? Why do so few visitors to Ottawa take public transit to the airport? Is the new Lansdowne Park achieving its mode share targets? Is traffic in Ottawa increasing or declining and what does the answer mean for planning and decision-making? Most importantly, is Ottawa moving in the right direction to achieve its vision of a sustainable transportation system that reduces automobile dependence, meets mobility needs, supports public health and safety objectives, protects the environment, and enhances the economy?

This lunch-hour presentation will attempt to answer the above questions and more by examining Ottawa’s progress towards a sustainable future as observed in various transportation datasets. The presentation will also highlight some of the key data sources available to practitioners involved in analyzing, forecasting, and influencing travel demand.

Cost:
$35 for non-members
$25 for general members (use personalized promotional code)

$20 for government employee & student members (use personalized promotional code)

Ticket sales close Monday March 27th at 12:00PM.

Details

Date:
March 29, 2017
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ottawa-travel-trends-progress-towards-a-sustainable-future-tickets-33032737808

Organizer

ITE National Capital Section
Email:
nationalcapital@cite7.org

Venue

Fox and Feather
283 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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