By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Metro News, September 5, 2017
The city’s finance committee received an update on Tuesday regarding the plan to extend the Confederation LRT line to Moodie Drive and heard from residents who continue to push back against early plans for where the station will be located.
Several residents from the Crystal Beach Lakeview Community Association (CBLCA) spoke out against the proposed LRT station, which the city is currently proposing be located just east of Moodie Drive, raising concerns about the ecological impact that the station would have on that side of the road.
(...)Mayor Jim Watson said that they aren’t planning on moving the station further away from the community, which might deter people from taking transit. “I think anyone who is doing any transportation planning recognizes the closer you have the station to the people, the greater use its going to get,” he said. “That’s just common sense.”http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/09/05/moodie-lrt-station-remains-unchanged-despite-pushback.html