Slower, livelier, bike-friendly: Latest plans for Elgin Street 'transformation' revealed

By Matthew Kupfer, CBC News Ottawa, November 29, 2018

The latest plans for a major redesign of Elgin Street reveal a downtown strip that's livelier, more accessible and friendlier to cyclists — just don't try driving there for a while.

The updated design, unveiled at Ottawa City Hall Wednesday night, includes tweaks stemming from a public consultation in May, and the notable absence of overhead wires following a decision in late August to bury them.

Pending council approval, 1.2 kilometres of Elgin Street between Gloucester Street and the Queen Elizabeth Driveway will eventually be reduced from four lanes to two, with turning lanes.

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