by Friends of Lansdowne

Transportation Summary Report

No large development can function properly without being served by an adequate public transportation network that includes subway, light rail, or bus rapid transit service. This is particularly true of a development as large as that being proposed for Lansdowne Park, which will include a 24,000 seat stadium, an 11,000 seat civic center, shopping facilities, office space, residential units, and a hotel.

Lansdowne Park is not served by any public transportation network that would support the large number of people this development can attract. Moreover, the existing street network, the mature surrounding urban fabric, and the geographic restrictions posed by the presence of the Rideau Canal along two sides of the site, make it impossible to develop such a network.