Committee gives OK for Starbucks Patio, despite residents’ safety concerns

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By Jennifer McIntosh, Ottawa Community News, July 8, 2016

After a lively debate about complete streets, the city’s transportation committee approved a temporary patio for the Starbucks at 240 Rideau St. on July 6.

The patio, which had been set up prior to approval under the encroachment bylaw, measures three metres wide.

Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney introduced a motion at committee that would ensure there are at least three metres of access around the patio, so that pedestrians still have a lot of clearance on the crowded sidewalk