New Ottawa Highway May Encourage Sprawl

A new rural highway may encourage sprawl in Ottawa, Canada.

"The City of Ottawa fears a new east-west rural highway planned by Queen's Park would hurt its own plans for a urban ring road and encourage sprawl...Ten or 15 years from now, Ottawa may be ringed by a new provincial highway, on which motorists would pay tolls to avoid the city's traffic jams...Mr. Chiarelli also says he worries such a highway could wreck the city's planned growth by encouraging urban sprawl."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: The war of the rings

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