SNOW MOLES 2023
Age-Friendly Winter Walkability and Pedestrian Safety Audits for Seniors and Other Valuable Pedestrians
SNOW MOLES are volunteers who report on what it is like to walk outside on a winter day.
You are invited to ensure healthy, accessible, and safe winter walking conditions in Ottawa, by becoming a SNOW MOLE and completing a Winter Walkability and Pedestrian Safety Questionnaire. Your answers will be part of a 2023 Winter Walking in Ottawa: Snow Mole Report shared with the City of Ottawa for a better understanding of the safety of winter walking in Ottawa.
You can be a snow mole:
- When you go out for an errand or a walk, please use the Snow Mole Questionnaire to note features and conditions that are “safe” (e.g., a bench cleared of snow) as well as “unsafe” (e.g., snow piled up in intersections).
- We encourage you to take and submit photos of both safe and unsafe features and conditions. If possible, include street signs in your photo to locate the feature and condition. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the questionnaire online or drop off/mail it to The Council on Aging of Ottawa (815-217 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7).
|Alta Vista||Bonnie Schroederemail@example.com|
|City View / Ryan Farms||Wendy Davidsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Civic Hospital||Mary Halleremail@example.com|
|Crystal Bay||Kathy Rileyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fisher Heights||Jayne Belangeremail@example.com|
|Kanata North (Beaverbrook)||Julie Gourleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kanata South (Bridlewood)||Annette Keoughemail@example.com|
|Kinburn (West Carleton)||Mary Porrittfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Old Ottawa East||Dianne Bretonemail@example.com|
|Old Ottawa South||Anna Cuylitsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ottawa West||Min Kuemail@example.com|
|Overbrook / Vanier||Carole Larosefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sandy Hill||Judy Rinfretemail@example.com|
|South Keys||Jennifer Brooksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|KDS Village||Lisa Hollingsheademail@example.com|
|Carlington Community Health Centre||Hilary Rosefirstname.lastname@example.org|
There is nothing like taking a walk to enjoy the beauty of the season – and walking is one of the best ways to keep healthy. On the other hand, winter can be a challenging time of year to get out and about. Here are some tips for safer walking outdoors in winter.