Greenboro Busway: The Transitway That Ottawa Abandoned
Greenboro Community Centre, on Lorry Greenberg Dr.
Did you know that the City of Ottawa removed a part of its transitway network after only eight years of operation? When it was first conceived in the 1970s, the Greenboro neighbourhood was envisioned as a dense, mixed-use, transit-oriented community. This walk tells the story of those plans by focusing on one of its key innovations: the Greenboro Busway. We'll discuss the original plans, how they played out in reality, and what this means for imagining future transit-oriented communities in Ottawa and elsewhere.
The walk will bring to life the story told in Matt's original blog post, The Busway that Ottawa Abandoned.