From CBC Ottawa:
In Stittsville, Coun. Glen Gower’s focus is a half-built arterial road, Robert Grant Avenue. Gower said the road, complete with bus lane and multi-use paths, has been talked about since the 1990s, but has now been left out of the city’s plans until after 2031. In that time, Stittsville is set to grow by nearly 10,000 homes.
“To think that we won’t have this major transportation infrastructure built before then makes absolutely no sense,” Gower said.
Without it, nearby streets must absorb more traffic and businesses on Stittsville Main Street suffer because their thoroughfare is being used like a highway, he said.
“I can totally understand the frustration we’re hearing from residents in terms of the difficulty in getting around the community,” Gower said.