People pedalling, E-biking and parking as gas prices rise

By Joanne Schnurr, CTV News Ottawa, May 1, 2018

The success of the LRT will depend in part on its popularity with riders. As near record gas prices hit drivers, new public transit could get a boost.

The average gas price across Canada right now is $1.33. That's the highest average we've seen in nearly four years but there is good news on the horizon at least in the short term.

The sticker shock, at $1.34 a litre at most Ottawa gas stations, is enough to make you want to stop driving. Well, almost.

“How high will it go before you park your car?” Madison Moore is asked as she fills up her vehicle at a station in east end Ottawa, “I need my car, so it’s not an option,” she says.

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