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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

City of Ottawa Laneway Policy



The treatment of laneways and easements was before Committees: Transportation on April 3 and Planning of April 9, and was passed today (April 24) by Council.   There are 64 kilometres of rear lanes, typically “owned” by city, some in use and some encroached upon. Or some section(s) of a seemingly contiguous laneway may be privately owned.
At some point, the city might want the laneways for infrastructure purposes. Where a section of land has been encroached upon, staff recommends an annual fee for use, and an agreement to remove barriers if/when needed – cost born by resident;