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.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/elgin-street-redesign-draft-unveiling-1.3932100