Residents hear Lansdowne traffic plans. Several residents from the Glebe and Old Ottawa South gathered at the Glebe Community Centre on Dec. 1 to hear city's plans to monitor problems with traffic and parking prior to Lansdowne Park redevelopment planned to commence next year. Eddie Rwema
Glebe and Old Ottawa South residents fear the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park will create more traffic, noise and air pollution and substantial lose of residential parking spots during major events.
Their concerns were acknowledged by John Smit, a manager of development review for the city, who said the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park will generate additional traffic.
"Nobody is denying it whatsoever," Smit told those gathered at a public meeting about Lansdowne transportation monitoring held at the Glebe Community Centre on Dec .1.
The redevelopment will include retail stores, movie theatres and the renovation of Frank Clair Stadium, all of which are expected to increase the amount of traffic passing through the Glebe and Old Ottawa South.
"We recognize that there is going to be more traffic that is going to be happening in the area and we recognize there is going to be more demands with respect to parking in the residential streets," said Smit, adding the purpose of the meeting was to try to understand some of the key issues they should be considering in order to develop a comprehensive monitoring program.