Making it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to navigate St. Laurent Shopping Centre and reach the adjacent transit station once the Confederation LRT Line opens next year is crucial to light-rail’s ultimate success, says Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Tobi Nussbaum.
The two-level St. Laurent transit station — with a surface-level bus loop and underground train platforms that are currently under construction — is located between the large regional mall and Highway 417.
Reaching it from neighbourhoods to the north means crossing vast parking lots that offer little in the way of sidewalks or bike lanes. Cutting through the mall when it’s open softens the experience for pedestrians, but they still need to cross the parking lot to enter the mall.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/st-laurent-transit-station-needs-better-pedestrian-cycling-access-councillor-says