The following rebuttal was submitted in response to David Reevely’s Dec. 20 column critical of a plan to widen Highway 417:
Here we go again: another critical investment in Ottawa’s transportation infrastructure criticized by Ottawa Citizen columnist David Reevely.
This time, Mr. Reevely suggests it’s a bad idea for the provincial and federal governments to widen Highway 417 because then more cars would use it. Also, the project is unnecessary because we’re building a train. And finally, he contends, the money could be used elsewhere. On footbridges, for example.http://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/chiarelli-heres-why-we-need-to-widen-highway-417