Recently, a working group with representatives from the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission (NCC) recommended a new corridor for Western LRT. When Western LRT is built, we will remove 450,000 annual bus trips from the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway — a major boost for the environment and air quality.
The Working Group is proposing a win-win solution that would see the LRT route fully buried underneath the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway. The lanes of the parkway would be moved closer together, resulting in 38% more usable parkland along the river (that’s about 40 football fields).
The proposed corridor honours our commitment to protect the Byron Linear Park.
Although it’s never easy to bring public transit to built-up areas of a city, we feel the working group has found a creative solution that will cause the least disruption and inconvenience. The City is also able to build the recommended corridor within its
affordability cap for Western LRT.
The City of Ottawa will be hosting an open house to receive comments from residents on the proposed corridor where both City of Ottawa and NCC representatives will be on hand to answer questions from the public. We also look forward to receiving your input on the proposed stations at Dominion and Cleary.
Monday, March 30, 2015
5 to 8 p.m. (presentation at 6:30 p.m.
in Council Chambers)
Jean Pigott Place, City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Now is the time to make your voice heard on the recommendation of the Working Group.