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Let’s complete Ottawa

Ecology Ottawa is celebrating the news that the City of Ottawa’s updated Transportation Master Plan is to include a Complete Streets policy, and proposes light rail transit extensions to the east, west, and south corners of the city. During a…

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Intensification at the Westboro transit station

The Planning Committee met on August 27 to discuss re-zoning 319 McRae Avenue (Item 4) to allow for greater intensification. The site would see the development of two mid-rise buildings. One building would be eight storeys high, with the first…

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The Richmond Underground LRT

On July 10th, the Transportation Committee met at City Hall for a special meeting to discuss staff recommendations to approve that Richmond Underground corridor as the preferred corridor to extend Light Rail Transit (LRT) westerly from Bayview Station to Baseline…

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A Success for Complete Streets!

Aging infrastructure has created a need for the redevelopment of Main Street. The City of Ottawa conducted a study on possible development options and recommended the Transportation Committee approve an Option 5 which would implement a Complete Street design on July 5….

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The Interprovincial Bridge- Thinking Outside the Bridge

The Transportation Committee saw a contentious debate over the National Capital Commission (NCC)’s Recommended Corridor for the Interprovincial Crossing (Item 1 on the Agenda) on June 5. The NCC responded to the truck traffic problem along the Waller Street, Rideau Street,…

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Bayview Station Community Design Plan

Councillors at the Planning Committee meeting approved the Bayview Station District Community Design Plan on May 14th. The plan promotes transit, cycling, and pedestrian oriented development in the currently underused land just west of downtown Ottawa. The Design Plan includes the development…

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Council Watch on Downtown Moves and Transportation Committee March 4th

By Aya Helal The Transportation Committee meeting held on March 4th was kicked off by new chair Councillor Keith Egli. The hot topic of the month was the Downtown Moves study. Downtown Moves is an Urban Design and Transportation Study…

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