By Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, July 4, 2018
The City of Ottawa and Sparks Street Mall Authority are making their first big play to make Sparks Street a true pedestrian mall by installing vehicle-blocking bollards at the entrances.
Court Curry, the city’s manager of right-of-way, heritage and urban design services, said the steel bollards installed at each intersection will become a two-year pilot project. Workers are currently installing the footings and the actual bollards will be popped in around mid-July.
The 40-50 bollards have a total cost of $50,000. The mall authority, which collects a levy from property owners, is paying for the bollards.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/bollard-test-on-sparks-street-aims-to-restore-the-pedestrian-mall