The City of Ottawa has initiated the St-Laurent Boulevard Transit Priority Corridor Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for St. Laurent Boulevard from Hemlock Road to Innes Road/Industrial Avenue.
The Study Corridor is illustrated in the key map.
The EA study will investigate options to improve transit service efficiency and travel environment for all modes (walking, cycling, transit, autos, and trucks) as appropriate. The study will result in a functional design that will improve transit service and bus stop locations and amenities, improve multi-modal connectivity and accessibility, provide better connections to St. Laurent Station, implement Complete Streets design principles, and improve the public realm. There will be an emphasis on compatibility with surrounding land uses and minimizing impacts on the surrounding environment (social, economic, and natural/physical). The design will be sensitive to the wide range of contexts and characters along the corridor.
Public participation is an important component of the EA process. The City of Ottawa will host a virtual public consultation event for this study through Zoom on Wednesday June 22, 2022, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The consultation will include a presentation and an opportunity to ask questions to the study team. Those interested in attending can register here: Ottawa.ca/stlaurentblvd
The presentation and supporting display boards will be available on the City’s project website at: Ottawa.ca/stlaurentblvd prior to the event.
The project website will also include a link to the online survey that can be completed anytime between June 22 and July 11.
The Study is being conducted in accordance with the Municipal Class EnvironmentalAssessment (MCEA) process for a “Schedule C” project and harmonized with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Class EA for Provincial Transportation Facilities if required. The planning and design process will lead to the development of functional design for the project that is technically sound, innovative and that includes effective consultation and consensus building.
There will be ongoing consultation activities throughout the study. This first public consultation event will provide:
- An overview of the study objectives, background, and purpose;
- EA Process, consultation, and schedule;
- Need and opportunities, existing conditions, and study progress to-date;
- Planning and design principles/objectives for the study; and
- Next steps.
Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA Study. Any comments received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the City of Ottawa Project Manager, below, before the event.
For further information or to provide comments, please contact:
Katarina Cvetkovic, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Transportation Environmental Assessments Branch
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 22842