Thursday, May 1, 2008

More mixed transit feedback

The most recent public consultation, this on at the Nepean Sportsplex, resulted in more mixed views on the City Council's recommended transit plan (number four), according to the Ottawa Citizen.

Some attendees were heavily in favour:

Another resident, Hector Ewing, said the proposal was better than what Ottawa currently has and said "no plan is 100-per-cent perfect. I think this plan is feasible in the foreseeable future."

Leslie Shand was also a fan of the plan, saying Baseline Station would only be a four-minute walk from his home.

"It would be perfect for me."

While some weren't so optimistic:
"Barrhaven, Kanata and Orléans are where most of the riders originate. The rail doesn't provide any connection for them, and Kanata is left out in the boondocks," Ottawa resident Vic Johnson said at the consultation that attracted more than 20 people to the Nepean Sportsplex.

The next--and final--public consultation is for the Kanata area on May 6, 2008, at Holy Trinity High School. It runs from 7 to 9 p.m.

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