By Guy Quenneville, CBC News Ottawa, January 23, 2023
As Lisa Craig strolled along Wellington Street Saturday, she embraced the calm, car-free atmosphere.
"I've enjoyed wandering quite safely with no cars out on the roads," said Craig, who was visiting the nation's capital from St. Catharines, Ont.
Barricades have kept vehicles off the street in front of Parliament Hill ever since police cleared out the last of the Freedom Convoy protesters in February 2022.
But in a few days, city council's transportation committee will discuss whether to remove the barricades and reopen the area to vehicles.