A new highway through the core jeopardizes climate goals and quality of life

The Alta Vista Transportation Corridor is a planned highway that runs east/west behind Ottawa General Hospital campus through Ottawa’s green spaces and parks. It’s been on the books since 1974, and hasn’t been built yet – but without community input, it’s poised to be included in the new Transportation Master Plan. Building more roads encourages driving through induced demand, rather than prioritizing pedestrian, bicycle, and public transit. It will also destroy valuable green spaces, most notably Lees Field in Old Ottawa East which is right next to Springhurst Park and the Lees apartment towers. If you share our concerns or have other input on the AVTC, please fill out this survey on the next Transportation Master Plan, which closes on October 23.