Pinterest as a Tool for Urban Advocacy

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A slice of the 100+ images on the Slow Ottawa ‘Streets for Everyone’ Pinterest board. Click image to visit site.

Over on Urban Commuter today, the intrepid Ottawa cyclist/blogger Hans Moor posted a cautionary tale about the sensible and senseless use of new media. His reflection inspired me to share a story about a very recent Slow Ottawa success, with no small thanks to Hans and other advocates for smart, sustainable urbanism.

Slow Ottawa on Pinterest

Slow Ottawa began a few months ago as the site you’re reading, plus a Twitter account @slowottawa. But the start has been . . . well . . . slow, due in no small part to my need for paying work and my aversion to Facebook. To date, the most intensive public attention has not been to the present site nor the Twitter account, but rather to a Pinterest board. As so…

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