Elgin Street merchants welcome wider sidewalks, fret over potential parking loss - Ottawa - CBC News

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By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, January 12, 2017

Extra-wide sidewalks that could accommodate more patios, benches and landscaping is the key to making a redesigned Elgin Street more pedestrian-friendly. But that shift comes at a cost — on-street parking could be reduced by half.

Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney said the plans for Elgin are a 'shift' from the street's current car-centric design. The plan for Elgin was unveiled Wednesday evening. It's among the city's first truly "complete street" plans that follow a council-approved policy considering the safety and experience of all roadway users equally.

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