Expanding the Airport Parkway when Light Rail hasn’t had a chance to take up the slack is a mistake say citizens. According to Ottawa Community News, not only are residents raising their voices, the city councillor has spoken too:
Expanding the parkway should be “a last resort,” one that is only considered after public-transit ridership is built up, Brockington said, adding that widening the parkway and Lester Road from two to four lanes will have the opposite effect.
“You’re going to make the parkway more attractive to people to drive. What is their incentive going to be to take public transportation when we extend the O-Train?” he said.