Slater, Albert streets in for major makeover after LRT launch

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, March 29, 2018

The $32-million makeover planned for Slater and Albert streets after Ottawa's Confederation Line is up and running calls for an east-west bikeway through the downtown, leaves room for fewer parking spots, and gives more space to pedestrians but less to cars.

"Once the buses come off of those roadways, we are taking back that public space," said Somerset Coun. Catherine McKenney. "And we are making it active for pedestrians and cyclists, which is what it should be."

The plan for redesigning Albert and Slater, from Empress Avenue in the west to Waller Street in the east, will be discussed at the transportation committee on Wednesday, where public delegations are also expected to make presentations.

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