by Friends of Lansdowne


A 24,000 seat stadium needs an adequate public transportation network. The existing street network, the mature urban fabric and the geographic restrictions of the Rideau Canal on two sides make a reasonable public transportation system for Lansdowne Park impossible. Lansdowne Park is served by only two arterials. Increasing daily vehicular traffic including heavy trucks to accommodate both the new residential units and a shopping mall and other enterprises built on a very small footprint will lead to gridlock most afternoons on Bank Street. This will impede the adequacy of transit throughout the entire core area of the City of Ottawa.