At the December 4, 2019 Transportation Committee meeting, the City of Ottawa launched the Transportation Master Plan Update. This document is the roadmap for the planning and operation of the City’s walking, cycling, transit, and road networks for the next several decades. Residents will have the opportunity to review the plan, and provide feedback through the City’s website at www.ottawa.ca/TMPUpdate.
The online comment period will be open from December 4, 2019 to January 24, 2020.
City staff provided an update on the Brian Coburn
Boulevard Extension and Cumberland Transitway at a recent public open house. As
part of the presentation, staff noted the significant benefits of Option 7 in
comparison to the other options.
The Option 7
extension to Renaud would be built on disused, already clear-cut, agricultural
lands next to the existing hydro corridor; as well as would avoid crossing the
deeper Mud Creek Valley and the Core Natural Area as found under Options 1
through 4, or increasing the volume on the Blackburn Bypass as found in Options
5 and 6.
Option 7 is
supported by many, as it is hundreds of millions of dollars cheaper than the
other options, runs north of the Mer Bleue Bog and is advocated for by the
Friends of Mer Bleue (FOMB), as well as is backed by many local community
associations across the east end.
You may find the presentation from the
open house below, where it includes in-depth
information prepared by the City on the extension, including maps,
backgrounders, the evaluation criteria, and the possible next steps.
Did you know the City of Ottawa has more than 510 highly trained winter operators and over 595 pieces of snow clearing equipment to address any conditions Mother Nature throws at us? Throughout the day and night, City staff constantly monitor road conditions and takes the necessary steps to keep residents safe as they make their way around the City.