SNOW MOLES 2022
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 Audit. Your answers will be part of a 2022 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. Send photos to email@example.com
- Complete the questionnaire online or drop off/mail it to: The Council on Aging of Ottawa (815 St. Laurent Blvd #217, Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7).
Community Leaders 2022
|Alta Vista||Bonnie Schroederfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Crystal Bay||Kathy Rileyemail@example.com|
|Fisher Heights||Jayne Belangerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kanata North (Beaverbrook)||Julie Gourleyemail@example.com|
|Kanata South (Bridlewood)||Annette Keoughfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kinburn (West Carleton)||Mary Porrittemail@example.com|
|New Edinburgh||Ann Moorefirstname.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|
|South Keys||Jennifer Brooksemail@example.com|
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.