Transportation committee approves 'restrictive' new rules on gardens grown on city rights of way

By Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen, June 25, 2023

A committee of Ottawa city council has approved a series of regulations attached to a bylaw governing residents’ use of municipal rights of ways for gardens as well as legalizing and regulating little libraries.

The amendments to the 2003 Use and Care of Roads bylaw, passed by the transportation committee on Thursday, are aimed at ensuring that roadways are safe and unencumbered, that staff have access to utilities for maintenance and that underground infrastructure is not damaged.

At the same time, the amendments give residents firm guidelines about what they can build or plant on city rights of way.

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