Seniors can travel safely and with ease in Ottawa.
Our approach is to work closely with the Ottawa Seniors Transportation Committee (OSTC) and key community partners, including OC Transpo and Para Transpo, to promote public awareness about both transportation options and driving and pedestrian safety; to increase choice and to promote more accessible and affordable parking at The Ottawa Hospital.
In June 2014 the OSTC hosted an information sharing event on transport options in collaboration with the Wabano Centre.
In October 2014 the OSTC, in collaboration with The Ottawa Hospital, published a Parking and Access Guide for the General Campus complete with a map and detailed information on parking rates and pay stations.
The OSTC, in collaboration with Safer Roads Ottawa, is developing an information brochure for older drivers on driving safely for as long as possible. The brochure will be available in April/May 2015 and will be shared widely.
On 06 April 2015 Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins announced that there would soon be a remedy for painful hospital parking fees in the province; such a policy remedy will help seniors and others who are frequent visitors to hospitals.