McLeod: Ottawa’s ‘flex space’ stretched by automobile overuse

What’s flex space, you may ask? Basically, it’s a type of shared street space. If the city feels that there’s not enough space to accommodate all uses of a street—or that demand is not consistent enough to devoting space to a specific use 24/7—they’ll deem some of the space “flex space”. It’s like multi-use space, though usually only one use can happen at a time.

First look at Ottawa’s new LRT trains

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson has revealed the first images of Ottawa’s new LRT train, which, if all goes according to plan, will begin carrying commuters in 2018. The assembly line pic reveals a red, white and black streetcar look with the city’s “O” logo on the front beneath the windshield. Watson posted the picture to…

Ottawa city council shows innovation ignorance

When are open markets not really open? What politician ever saw an issue he or she felt unworthy to comment on? These two questions were the underlying themes last week when a motion was brought to Ottawa city council to support the CRTC in its bid to force big telecoms to open up their fibre…