I share the concerns of many that we don’t need more roads in the downtown neighborhoods nor the inner suburbs. They merely encourage / enable more car traffic to the detriment of a denser, more pedestrian friendly city. After all, all those cars have to get to and from the new road link. Here is a petitition to help stop the Alta Vista highway:
In this article: http://www.yourottawaregion.com/news/article/955911–opposition-mounts-against-alta-vista-corridor Councillor Hume is quoted as saying that opposition is “nowhere near a tidal wave.” The petition is one way to add a bit to that cresting wave.
Now I do think that the AVTC could have been useful as a LRT route, or even as a roadway provided there were appropriate measures to remove the traffic from other adjacent overused roads that blight neighborhoods. But just a new road, without corresponding traffic volume reductions, and with only vague promises of future transit … no thanks. Save the bucks.