Big Box Shopping Centres and the Needs of Those Who Don’t Drive

South Keys Shopping Centre walkers could benefit from new bridge (Trevor Pritchard, openfile, Jul. 23, 2012)

What happens when a city council puts priorities for big box shopping centres  and cars ahead of safety for pedestrians and cyclists- it’s called the South Keys Shopping Centre in Ottawa. Today’s review checks out the challenges –and bad design from a pedestrians, transit users and cyclists point if view- of this shopping centre. We can only hold our breath at what emerges at the newest  shopping centre planned  downtown at what undoubtedly will be called the “Lansdowne Park Shopping Centre”,  big box stores and all .

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