NCC 'keeping Orléans down' by rejecting boulevard plan, councillors say

By Matthew Kupker, CBC News Ottawa, September 23, 2019

Ottawa's east-end councillors say they're frustrated with the National Capital Commission after it withdrew support for a boulevard extension that would have eased local traffic and connected more residents to light rail.

The plan was to connect Brian Coburn Boulevard to Innes Road and the Blair LRT station, improving the east-west flow of traffic with lanes for cars and buses and a dedicated cycling path.

The NCC said while it still supports the project, it objects to road alignments that run counter to the Greenbelt Master Plan — and that includes "Option 7," the route preferred by councillors.

(...)Bog at risk, NCC says

The commission's objection will hamper efforts to connect people to the newly-built $2.1 billion Confederation LRT line, Dudas said, and the $4.6-billion Phase 2 expansion.
"We will continue to see more and more congestion on our existing roads. It will mean that we can't provide the long-term transit options that will allow people to see transit as a viable option," Dudas said.

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