Ottawa looking at new road standard saving money and cyclists
Metro Ottawa

By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Metro News, October 24, 2017

The city is updating its recommended designs for arterial roads, doing away with medians, giving cyclists more protected space all while saving money.

In a report presented to planning committee Tuesday, head of traffic services Phil Landry laid out the recommendations, created as part of the ‘Building Better and Smarter Suburbs’ review, for the cross-section of major roads.

The most significant changes are the recommendations planners eliminate medians on streets with speed limits at or below 70 km/h, and drastically reduce the size of the medians on roads with speed limits at or above 80 km/h.

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