New Ottawa Highway May Encourage Sprawl

A new rural highway may encourage sprawl in Ottawa, Canada.
December 31, 2001, 5am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"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."

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Published on Thursday, December 27, 2001 in The Ottawa Citizen
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