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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Feedback on Confederation Line West Extension





City invites feedback 
on Confederation Line 
West Extension
The City of Ottawa invites residents to take 
part in a public consultation on Monday, March 30
about plans for the Confederation Line West Light
Rail Transit (LRT) Extension.

The City and the National Capital Commission 
(NCC) Working Group recently announced an 
agreement in principle that would allow a portion 
of the LRT extension between Dominion and 
Cleary stations to be fully buried under the Sir 
John A. Macdonald Parkway. The public consultation 
about the recommended corridor will take place in 
Jean Pigott Place at City Hall (110 Laurier Avenue West) 
and will offer residents the opportunity to learn 
more about the proposal and to provide feedback. 
The event will run from 5 to 8 p.m., including a 
presentation at 6:30 p.m.

The preferred integrated transit solution meets 
the NCC's criteria while protecting the Byron 
Linear Park and Rochester Field and meeting the 
City of Ottawa's affordability requirements. The 
solution also:
·        Maximizes greenspace by re-instating 
existing Parkway lanes of traffic closer together
·        Develops a park of national significance 
along the shoreline
·        Protects the trees and landscaped buffer 
between the Parkway and adjacent urban areas
·        Enhances existing pathways and creates 
new pathways and two new crossings under the
Parkway
·        Reduces annual bus trips on the Sir John A.
Macdonald Parkway by more than 450,000
·        Increases useable shoreline park space by 
38 per cent
The Western LRT extension is one of three 
environmental assessment studies currently 
underway as part of Stage 2: the City's plan to add 
19 new stations and 30 kilometres to our LRT 
network, extending it farther east, west and 
south by 2023.

This is a map that shows the future Confederation Line West LRT extension alignment between Dominion and Cleary Stations. It provides a synopsis of the key features of the 100 Day Solution identified for this portion of the alignment and jointly announced by the City of Ottawa and National Capital Commission.
A further public consultation to review the 
overall recommended plan for the Stage 2 
Confederation Line West Extension is 
scheduled for Wednesday, April 29. Additional 
information about upcoming and future public 
consultation opportunities, project updates 
and contact information can be found on  
ottawa.ca/stage2. Materials presented at all 
public consultations will also be posted on 
the website for those unable to attend.