This fact sheet produced by Isla Paterson, a concerned citizen, analyses the parking plans for the proposed Lansdowne Partnership Plan in a comparison with other shopping centres and sports facilities in the City of Ottawa.
FIVE UNPLEASANT FACTS ABOUT PARKING FOR THE LANSDOWNE SITE
Fact #1: Lansdowne has a serious parking deficit compared to other sport and cultural event facilities in the city.
At the community meeting of Dec. 1/11, citizens were told that 500 of the 1340 underground parking spots would be available to patrons who purchased an on-site parking pass in advance. All other event goers will have to walk, cycle, take the bus, or park elsewhere. No other event location in the city has such off-site event access assumptions in its business model. Successful city event locations have one parking space for every 1.67 to 4.47 seats.