Somerset Village closes to weekend traffic, Downtown BIA Bank plans weekend vehicle ban

By the Ottawa Citizen, July 4, 2020

Somerset Village has joined the growing list of Ottawa streets closing to traffic to encourage pedestrians to roam.

And eat and shop.

In response to a sarcastic tweeter wailing “But where will we park?” the councillor said: “We will park our butts on a stool!”

The stretch between Bank and O’Connor streets will now be closed to traffic Friday nights, and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 11 p.m.

The closure will allow more space for patios and safer pedestrian access.

Mayor Jim Watson also tweeted about the closure and encouraged Ottawa residents to get out and support small businesses.

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