NCC staff wanted to close Queen Elizabeth Driveway all the way to Preston

By Ben Andrews, CBC News Ottawa, September 28, 2023

National Capital Commission (NCC) staff recommended shutting a much longer stretch of the Queen Elizabeth Driveway (QED) to motor vehicles this summer than was eventually closed, according to internal emails.

The recommendation by senior staff would have seen the driveway reserved for walking and cycling between Somerset and Preston streets, a stretch more than twice as long as the closure to Fifth Avenue.

...Ottawa Mayor Mark Sutcliffe and NCC CEO Tobi Nussbaum sparred publicly on the issue, and city councillors have waded into the debate.

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