Advocates want to ensure Ottawa LRT access is affordable
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By Ryan Tumilty, Ottawa Metro News, September 24, 2017

Making sure that the city’s LRT line will truly serve everyone was a major concern Friday as experts, activists and city staff got together for a summit on equity.

Trevor Haché, vice president of the Healthy Transportation Coalition, who organized the summit at City Hall on Friday, said as the LRT system opens up, the city has to pay attention to the development around the new stations.

He worried about the danger that the new stations will increase property prices and make it hard for people to live close.“Low-income people are going to have to move further away and new developments are going to be more expensive,” he said.