By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, June 26, 2016
Elgin Street is overdue for a makeover, and on Tuesday residents can officially share their vision for the downtown corridor.
The street is failing, according to Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney, who has been pushing for a high turnout at the consultation.
She’s keen to see wider sidewalks, more trees, better cycling infrastructure and patios “that will reclaim Elgin as a vibrant public space,” she wrote in a newsletter.
Accessibility advocates have long complained wheelchairs and walkers can’t compete with the patios, street furniture and crowds that fill the narrow sidewalks between Laurier Street and Queen Elizabeth Driveway. The road is also uncomfortable for cycling.
The public design workshop runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2016/06/26/whats-your-vision-for-elgin-street.html