Ottawa committee to consider scrapping old parking bylaw
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By Lucy Scholey, Ottawa Metro News, June 23, 2016

More small restaurants and grocery stores may pop up in urban neighbourhoods, now that the City of Ottawa is overhauling a decades-old parking bylaw.

On Tuesday, the planning committee will debate amendments to a 1960s-era bylaw that requires minimum parking spaces for most developments in the inner urban core.

That current bylaw discourages people from leaving their cars at home and taking transit, a staff report on the new bylaw suggests, which doesn’t make sense if the city is pouring billions of dollars into light rail transit.