Residents push for tweaks to LRT through Woodpark

By Melissa Murray, Ottawa Community News, April 4, 2017

A realignment of the city's Stage 2 light-rail system — previously called a win-win — isn’t winning over residents.

Residents are mobilizing through the Facebook group Keep the Park in Woodpark. According to Paola St-Georges, who runs the page, residents want the city to move the LRT closer to the Sir John A Macdonald Parkway and away from homes on Edgeworth Avenue. The routing through that area was changed because of a nearby floodplain and the National Capital Commission’s desire to re-naturalize the covered Pinecrest Creek. At the meeting where the commission approved the rerouting, board members said it was a win-win for the commission and the city.

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