The Ottawa Bicycle Lanes Project is a non-profit community based initiative that formed around the growing need for a safer cycling infrastructure in Ottawa. Having bicycles and motor vehicles sharing the same lanes (as they currently do) is not fair to the motor vehicles or to the cyclists. Continue reading “We support Ottawa Bicycle Lanes Project!”
We already know car sharing saves drivers thousands in finance payments, insurance premiums and parking. But, car sharing also provides a sense of ownership for our members. That’s why we’d had so few incidents to report to our insurance company over the years.
The OREC co-op is a success because of the participation of their members — so more members means more success and more renewable energy projects feeding green power into the grid! In an effort to grow their OREC community and potential, this July and August, they are running a summer membership drive. Click to see prizes for the most referrals, including a VRTUCAR membership!
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The VRTUCAR office and Nissan Leaf (VRTUCAR 2220, Station # 70 – World Exchange Plaza) are now bullfrogpowered® with 100% green electricity. Bullfrog’s electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program – instead of from polluting sources or large hydro.
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The OCED plans to be a unique collaboration between developers, building owners, tenant businesses, employees, residents, social innovators, and the City to make the core more sustainable, competitive and vibrant; and to advance Ottawa’s reputation as a dynamic capital…
With predications that global car sharing membership will increase ninefold to 26 million by 2020, there are so many reasons why Ottawans should give up car ownership.
Ottawa’s VRTUCAR Among Founding Members
Washington, DC (January 24, 2011) — Eighteen carsharing organizations from around the world have announced formation of an association that sets the ethical, social and environmental bar for the carsharing industry. The driving principles of the new CarSharing Association (CSA) focus on environmental and social impact and responsibility, education, research and ethical practices (www.carsharing.org).
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We’re celebrating 10 years of VRTUCAR car sharing in Ottawa!