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					patterns. Statistically corrrect, no doubt. But, convenient access does
change economic patterns and permenant structures like bridges permenantly
change land use, neighbourhoods and parks. To my knowledge, neighbourhoods
have never thrived as a result of bridges cutting through them.

I understand the consultative process appreciate the extensive models that
will be used to evaluate the crossing locations. These models cannot,
unfortunately, quantify the usefulness of this natural resource to Ottawa.
While the Lac Deschenes bridge option may be significantly more expensive than
others, I\'m afraid that a complete lack of understanding about the value of
this resource will make it an obvious choice.

If my vote counts for anything, please consider the one-of-a-kind nature of
Lac Deschenes and disqualify the two crossing sites being considered over this
body of water.

WC #521
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
These waters are used considerably for many local and national level sailing events. Putting a
bridge across at Moodie will likely ruin the area for sailors and shrink the memberships of both
BYC and NSC.

WC #522
Importance:     High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge will adversley affect another positive aspect of Ottawa, the large
lake in which water sports utilizes. Any decision must take and protect
present socio-economic realities. If a bridge is to be built then the height
should not obstruct present water activities which citizens enjoy. Much can be
said about urban development - however what benefit for Ontario is there -
would the bridge not just help Quebec tax payers get to work in Ontario
easier.
Regardless, if moving people is your prime consideration, which I believe it
is, I am sure that you can come up with the statistical model to support that
argument - just design the bridge height so that all can still use the lake -
if this becomes the decision - the extra costs associated with the high bridge
must be taken into your projected costs.
Have a great day - the joys of balance.

WC #523
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #524
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
 With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring noise and
pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the City. It is likely to be very expensive, and cost the
taxpayers heavily

WC #525
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #526
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
This is one of the prime recreational boating areas in National Capital Region and includes
Britannia Beach, Andrew Haydon Park, Aylmer Marina and beach and 4 sailing clubs. On
weekdays summer sailing and windsurfing camps run full tilt and in the evenings there is sailboat
racing every night. On the evenings and weekends, the lake is full of all types of water craft. It is
impossible to understand what values are being balanced by ruining a prime recreational area in
the city and threatening water quality from vehicle runoff from the bridge (rain in the summer and
snow events all winter.) The longer term effects on the esthetic value of the waterfront in a park
region, quality of life for residents, paricularly in this area and perception by tourists of the
stewardship of the National Capital Region environment will be substantial.From a development
standpoint, buliding crossings in these area will continue to foster sprawl, encourage car based
commuting and runs counter to the City of Ottawa\'s Official plan. In short, these crossing run
counter to most of the principles articulated by Governments at all levels while degrading a
heavily used recreational area. It is very difficult to reconcile the abrogation of public values and
principles to foster traffic between primarily suburban areas of Ottawa and Gatineau.

WC #527
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
1) At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the
Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
2) A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach
the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

WC #528
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a concerned citizen and a sailor , I oppose the construction of a bridge
over Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres of Moodie Dr. for two main reasons:

1. This solution to a transportation problem is not innovative or sustainable.
Buidling more roads and bridges is not the answer to our transportation
problems. The answer is public transportation and only public transportation.
We do not need more roads built for individual vehicles ( personnaly operated
automobiles) which allows the continuation of a mode of transportation that
has already ruined our enviroment and continues to do so. We need better
public transportation.
2. Secondly I am a sailor and I regularly sail on Lac Deschenes. The prospect
of this beautiful natural resource being runined by a bridge built to allow
more automobile transportation is totally unacceptable to me.

In detail my concerns are:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over lac Deschenes would elimiate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
The bridge would reduce the safety of our sailing sport by adding unecessary
hazards in the sailing area.
The bridge would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and kitesurfing in the
Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare and beautiful natural landscape and oasis of
peace in the City.
At more than 3 km this bridge would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and
would be an unacceptable cost to us the taxpayers.
This bridge would require major changes to the 417 and 416 interchanges as
well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into account in the cost
to taxpayers.
A spill of hazhardous materials or a bad traffic accident occuring on the
bridge could cause major pollution to the Britannia Water Filtration Plant
within 15 minutes and our municipal water supply must be protected.

This bridge will have a major negative impact on a valuable cultural
landscape. Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved
and protected for future generations. Andrew Haydon park is a cultural and
natural gem in Canada\'s Capital and is enjoyed by ten of thousands of
residents and visitors each year. The installation of a bridge in such close
proximity to this park would destroy the peace and tranquility of this amazing
cultural landscape.

In conclusion:

Rather than wasting money on this bridge and destroying the enviroment around
it please find a more creative and innovative solution to our transportaion
problems using expanded public transportation methods to cross the river on
the existing bridges.

 We need transportation solutions that are enviromentally friendly and
sustainable. With gas prices rising it is only a matter of time until
personnal automobile transportation will become obsolete. Building more roads
and bridges to better handle more individually operated vehicles is not the
answer. Surely there is a solution that is more innovative and money should be
spent to find that solution not give us more of what we now have that is not
working.

Please try harder to come up with a solution that will set an example for
other communties in Canada.

WC #529
Importance:      High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #530
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As part of the Ottawa River system, Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be
preserved and protected as a National Historic Treasure to be enjoyed and protected by all now
and in the future.Any bridge would compromise this legacy and highlight the shortsightedness of
the economic and political actors involved.

WC #531
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Ottawa will continue to grow, why is another bridge being built in what will
essentially be the inner core in just a few years... take a lesson from
Toronto where many once considered the 407 too far north to be of any use -
many thought that it would be a white elephant... it is now surrounded by the
city and is a key commuter link..... build further out so that the brige will
still be useful as a crossing 10 years from now. Do not destroy the best
sailing area in Ottawa by planning to build based upon current
populations/traffic patterns.

WC #532
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
These bridges would affect a very important staging ground for migratory
birds, an area well-known as such by the City and the NCC.
These bridges would affect the excellent sailing and recreation opportunities
for people who come here from throughout the region. Andrew Haydon Park would
also be extremely affected -- in a negative way.
The bridge is way too long, and too costly to build. It is also much too
close to the water filtration plant.
What happened to improving public transit? This is the intelligent forward-
thinking solution.

WC #533
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

Specifially, we should not be encouraging more \"motive\" use by commuters.
What about the home for the elderly located in line with one of the proposals,
for that matter, the new home (now being built in the path of the bridge) for
people with limited abilities? (Who issued a construction permit on that one,
given its potential demolition?

Location of a bridge anywhere over the most useable recreational park (land
and water) element of the Ottawa river is just nuts!
Thank you for your help in preserving Lac Deschenes.

WC #534
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
As a population do we have to destroy all of our natural resources ! Spend the money on saving
the environment not destroying it !

WC #535
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned citizen of Ottawa and sailor, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. Lac Deschenes is a great feature for the cities of Ottawa
and Gatnineau. I would be irrisponsible to destroy it, especially as there are many other locations
for a bridge that would be less intrusive and more cost effective.

WC #536
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unnecessary hazards.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.

With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.

At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable cost to taxpayers.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.

A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and *our municipal water
supply must be protected.*

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected. Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s
Capital and is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew
Haydon Park would be ruined by the construction of a bridge.
WC #537
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A Kettle Island bridge would destroy the RCMP Musical Ride Tradition and
severely change the neighbourhood of Manor Park disastrously.

WC #538
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
NO on an bridge across Lac Deschenes, it fails on all counts - all should be
first priority concerns but your feedback form doesn\'t allow that: traffic
patterns, environmental damage, destruction of recreational use of the water
and surrounding area, its impact on the community, that it\'s an inappropriate
use of the land and that destruction of the natural resource of that section
of the Ottawa River as an open recreational area would have massive negative
impact economically.

WC #539
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I have been through this exercise before during the Pinecrest Queensway
Citizens Committee discussions about this area. At that time a suggestion
was made that a bridge east of the Water Filtration Plant would be feasible.
It could be accessed from the Parkway and would cross the river at one of the
narrowest points. Of course this would involve the NCC but would be less
disruptive of residential or public park land.
Both the Moodie drive and Holly Acres Road suggestions seem to me to be very
much too invasive.

WC #540
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

Please note that rankings requested above are so intertwined that it is next
to impossible to prioritize. For example, Traffic is totally related to
quality of life and thus related to Natural environment and socio economic
environment. This latter consideration is also intertwined with land use.
However, in order to submit my comments I am forced to prioritize these. This
is crazy!

WC #541
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
It is simply unbelieveable that anyone would consider building a bridge across
the widest possible part of the Ottawa river. Never mind that one of the
narrowest bits are only a few hundreds of meters to the East. I can assure you
that the tax payers of Ontario will never allow such foolishness to prevail
and these two options should be removed now. If you are, as you claim,
professional consultants, is is high time you act as such and delete such
nonsense from your mandate.

WC #542
Hi,
Our whole family of four people strongly oppose building the bridge across Holly Acres Road,
and through the Andrew-Heydon park.
The park is so beautiful, and it is a main factor that makes Ottawa a good place to live.
It is such an important part of so many Ottawa people's lives.
The kids need the fresh air, the clean water, and a beautiful environment there.
Save the Andrew-Heydon park please!!!
WC #543
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety & enjoyment of
recreational use of parks and waterways by adding unecessary hazards, noise
and pollution.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best sailing,
windsurfing and kitesurfing in the Capital.

WC #544
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :
Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I do not believe a new bridge is needed. We cannot afford to maintain current
infrastructure, let alone take on such an expensive project. The future is in
mass transit and sustainability, not an NCC white elephant. Lac Deschenes is
one of the most important natural resources the NCR has. The impact a bridge
will have on Andrew Haydon Park and on the Ottawa River is unacceptable and I
expect it will be a political graveyard for any politician foolish enough to
have their name attached to it. We do not need it, and can\'t afford it.

WC #545
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to the tranquil Lac Deschenes environment At more than 3
km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge
and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #546
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The river has been a recreational area for sailors for many years. We have
invested in our sport and feel that a bridge in the Moodie Drive, Holly Acres
area would have a severe, negative impact on the sport. Sailing on the river
provides an aesthetic background for non-sailors. What\'s wrong with the
Deschenes Rapids? Build a bridge there!

WC #547
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.

WC #548
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #549
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Moodie Dr or Holly acres is totally unacceptable. What happened to the
crossing Just East of Lincon Fields that would connect to existing
parkway/transitway???

A bridge at Lincon Fields would preserve the use of the upper part of the
river for sailors. Ottawa has one of the highest percapita number of sailors
of any city in Canada. Don\'t destroy this section of river.
Why would you even consider Lac Deschenes crossing It will be the most costly
,the most unsightley, the most intrusive of any others????

WC #550
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I recently purchased a sailboat which I sail out of the Nepean Sailing Club.
The proposed bridges would have an enourmous impact on the recreational water
use of the river.
In particular the two options that pass directly over Lac Deschenes seem to
make little sense as that is the widest part of the river.

Racing is a large part of the recreational aspect of sailing. The two bridges
over Lac Deschenes will completely disrupt either the area where races are
held or the area where youth and disabled sailing races are held.

I feel that the bridges should logically be located where the river is the
narrowest. Surely this would minimize the size, impact and cost of the
bridge.

WC #551
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I have been a user, mostly sailing, of Lac Dechenes for over 30 years. Putting a bridge across that
beautiful piece of recreational water would be sinful.. Get a better plan!

WC #552
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
THIS AREA PROVIDES THE BEST KITE SURFING AND WINDSURFING AVAILABLE.
NOT ONLY IS IT A RELAXING PLACE TO VIEW AND WATCH ANIMALS AND PEOPLE
TOGETHER BUT IT IS FREE TO ENJOY AND CONTRIBUTES TO QUALITY OF LIFE.
THE COST INVOLVED IS ATROCIOUS WHEN BETTER LAWS AROUND CARPOOLING
WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE.THE NOISE POLLUTION WILL ONLY INCREASE IN
AN AREA WELL USED BY CITIZENS FOR IT\'S QUIET CONTEMPLATION.THE CITY
CONTINUALLY SEEKS THE EASY ROUTE IN DOING ANYTHING, TRY SEEKING THE
RIGHT ROUTE THIS TIME.

WC #553
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
You must be kidding - build a bridge over the widest part of the river?
Let\'s find the most expensive project possible!

Build a bridge over a waterway which is used for recreational purposes by
between 500 and 600 citizens each week? What a ridiculous concept - never
mind that the bridge will severly restrict the waterway!

a few other points:

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #554
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :
Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As an active sailor and user of Andy Hayden Park I object to the building of a
bridge across Lec Deschenes because it will :-
1 Irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in Canada and
eliminate many of the sail racing courses on the lake.
2 Eliminate sail training areas for NSC and BYC and introduce hazards to
sailing on the lake.
3 Eliminate one of the best windsurfing and kite boarding areas in the region
and in Canada
4 The routes identified span the widest part of the lake making them long and
high and TOO EXPENSIVE
5 Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada\'s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.
6 Noise and Air polution will destroy and extensively used natural quiet area,
one of few available in the west End

WC #555
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades, affecting the largest fleet of PHRF (handicapping system) racing in
Eastern Ontario and perhaps Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

WC #556
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes is a gem of great value. In addition to building on the beauty
of the area, it provides summer enjoyment to a large number of sailors and
powrboaters. NSC and BYC are two of the largest sailing clubs in Canada,
providing relaxation and enjoyment to numerous people, and training for large
numbers of City residents not asociated with either Club.
Destroying this gem would be a huge loss to the City.

WC #557
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am concerned that a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr.
would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in Canada by
eliminating sail racing courses used for decades not to mention the sail
training areas for both the Britannia Yacht Club and Nepean Sailing Club
sailing schools. This sailing area is one of only two on the Ottawa River and
should be preserved. A bridge at this location would also virtually destroy a
peaceful neighbourhood, displacing residents, many of them seniors, and
negatively affecting their property values. In addition, the pollution and
noise would damage Andrew Haydon Park and Dick Bell Park, sites of great
natural beauty enjoyed by thousands of citizens year-round. I trust there
will be no further consideration of this site for a bridge.

WC #558
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #559
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Building a bridge would only ruin one of Ottawa\'s natural resource areas of
the Ottawa river where boaters, sailors and recreational users can enjoy
nature at it\'s fulliest without leaving the city! Bridges can be built in
areasa of the river where no one can access the river - like the rapids at EB
eddy\'s factory..etc....there is a strip of water where no boaters, swimmers
can access - that is the better area to build a bridge...very disappointed if
Ottawa is going to place a black line across one of the Ottawa River prime
recreational areas....sad day in Ottawa...please don\'t do this...

WC #560
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers

Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

If there is to be bridge, would it not make more sense to build it further
west, across Aylmer Island, and conecting with the Queensway through Shirleys
Bay range and existing NCC land? Shorter, probably less costly without
disrupting already developed parks etc.

WC #561
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :
Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
It is my opinion, that the bridge will create secondary problems, congestion
on Moodie or Acre, with traffic flowing out to the neighorhoods between Acres
and Moodie.
I STRONGLY OPPOSE THE PROPOSED BRIDGE AT ACRES OR MOODIE

WC #562
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I\'m just totally bewildered as to how Holly Acres Road, Moodie Drive, or
Kanata - Alymer, could even be found on a proposed list, let alone be
favoured, as a bridge site across the river.

Lac Deschenes is one of the finest municipal water resources in the country.
It\'s a sanctuary where one can spend a peaceful day away from the traffic
and noise of our city. Andrew Haydon Park, except on very busy festive
weekends, is a quiet and beautifully natural refuge as well.

The city has one of the best sailing centres in the country based on Lac
Deschenes, where hundreds of youth learn the sport every year, and thousands
of city residents spend time at a recreation that is gentle on the
environment.

This area is also the widest part of the river in the region. What is the real
cost of a bridge across this expanse?

Please rethink this one.

WC #563
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments. I really like the idea of the bridge being
situated near existing transportation corridors that lead directly to the destination. That being said,
Option #3 is my first choice. Can we build two new bridges? Can we use the old tressel bridge for
pedestrian traffic? Has anyone looked into incorporating the Light Rail plan? I have a few ideas
of my own if, you care to hear them.

WC #564
Bonjour,
Votre consultation est mal faite.
1) je dois nécessairement hiérarchisé mes choix aucun ne pouvant avoir la même valeur ce wui ne
correspond pas à la réalité.
2) Je ne peux pas simplement formuler un commentaire, alors je le ferai via ce message.
Le tracé choisi devrait être celui qui permettra d’exclure le plus fortement le camionnage des
centre-villes de Hull et de Ottawa.
J'espère que ma position est claire, le reste ne m'intéresse pas.

WC #565
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The bridge would be an eyesore!! Why not build a tunnel ????

WC #566
Dear Mr. Taylor,

The Ottawa New Edinburgh Club is a 450+ member volunteer-run non-profit inclusive
community club with vibrant sailing, rowing, and tennis programs catering to the needs
of the public since 1883, set on a picturesque location on the Ottawa River, west of the
RCMP stables and National Aviation Museum and is celebrating its 125th Anniversary
this year.

In response to your recent request for public input to the environmental review process
with respect to interprovincial crossings, I would like to make the following comments on
behalf of the membership and Board of Directors of the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club
(ONEC).
With respect to the Interprovincial Crossings Environmental Assessment criteria, we find
that they are generally fair; however, there are a few criteria which do not adequately
measure impacts of the proposed Kettle Island bridge. In particular the following criteria
need elaboration:

3.2) Measurements -- Cultural Environment Community
       i) Noise impacts -- the proposed bridge will produce noise which will negatively
       impact on the enjoyment of sailing, rowing, and ballroom events at our club.
       v) Visual Intrusion Bridge -- the proposed bridge will be a visual intrusion from
       the ONEC boathouse deck and will impede the visual enjoyment of the natural
       environment
4) Measurements -- Water Use and Resources
       v) Sailing Activities -- The sailing and rowing activity in the Kettle Island area by
       ONEC sailors, Rockcliffe Yacht Club sailors, ONEC rowers, and Ottawa Rowing
       Club rowers is comparable to the sailing activity in Lac Deschenes. All factors
       listed such as impact on courses, angle of crossing, and number of piers are just as
       applicable. Therefore the impact of the Kettle Island bridge (Alternative 5)
       should be rated exactly the same as on the Boulevard des Allumettières-
       Moodie/417 bridge (Alternative 3).

It is our position that the Interprovincial Crossing Environmental Assessment should be
updated to reflect these negative aspects of the proposed Kettle Island bridge. In
addition, if the Kettle Island bridge is chosen, mitigating measures must be taken to
reduce the noise, visual intrusion, and impact on the sailing and rowing activities on this
section of the Ottawa River. The impact on sailing and rowing activities can be
considered in terms of such factors as bridge height (enough to allow masts to go under),
angle of crossing, and the number of piers; these are discussed in more detail, as follows.

Please note that at the time the Rockcliffe Parkway was built, our club was literally
cleaved in two with the boathouse and water sport activities on the north side, and tennis
courts and club house on the south side. Our hugely popular summer day camp sailing
programs attract approximately 60 children daily, which have been crossing the parkway
four times daily, once in the morning, twice at noon during lunch, and then once again at
the conclusion of the activities in the late afternoon. The traffic is already quite heavy
during these times providing hazardous conditions for these children, as well as our
approximately 200 rowing and sailing members who regularly use the boathouse and
waterfront facilities. We anticipate that construction of the Kettle Island bridge will
attract significant added commuter traffic passing by our club for faster access to the
downtown Ottawa core. To address this issue it is imperative that the Interprovincial
Bridge Crossing committee give high priority and consideration to the creation of a
special pedestrian crosswalk or tunnel underneath the parkway to ensure safe pedestrian
access to and from the ONEC boathouse to the south side parking facilities.

With respect to the possibility of a bridge crossing at the west end of Kettle Island, we are
also very concerned that it would devastate the only good sailing area in the lower
Ottawa River. None of the other proposed east-end bridge locations present this problem
simply because there are no other good sailings areas. ONEC’s sailing program provides
competitive racing and casual sailing, both for adults and children. Over the years we
have hosted many competitive sailing events that have attracted racers from a wide area
of both Ontario and Quebec.

With respect to the bridge design, regardless of location, appropriate allowances have to
be made for the maintenance of all of the navigable waterways and in particular provide
adequate overhead clearances for sailboats. The height of the bridge would have to
accommodate the mast heights of our sailing boats and those of the Rockcliffe Yacht
Club, formerly run by the Canadian Forces located near the Rockcliffe airport.
Several of our sailing members do travel to Montreal and beyond along the Ottawa River,
and navigable height allowance for sailing masts need to be considered similar to that at
other bridge crossing points, such as Hawkesbury and bridges near Parliament Hill.

More recently since the year 2000, ONEC has also developed a recreational / touring
rowing program with its membership having grown exponentially from 10 rowing
members to now well over 125. ONEC Rowing is seen as a leader in the province in the
field of rowing touring and the development of these distance rowers occurs on the
Ottawa River. It is anticipated that this proposed bridge location would potentially also
dramatically affect and destroy the tranquility of the water, which our distance rowers
depend on during early morning and late evening specialized training.

Boating is a rapidly growing recreational activity enjoyed by tens of thousands of
residents in the National Capital Region as well as thousands of visitors from all over
North America. The ONEC Canadian Sculling Marathon, a 42 km event and the only
rowing distance event of its kind in Canada, attracts rowers annually from all over North
America. It is most important that these boaters’ requirements be considered, not only in
terms of current requirements but in light of future needs that will inevitably involve a
much larger number of boats as well as boats of larger sizes than are presently common
on the river.

Last and not least, we reiterate that our club also provides very popular ballroom facilities
in our boathouse for our members and the community at large, the attractions of which
include the beautiful view of the Gatineau Hills to the west and peaceful tranquility of an
unobstructed view of the Ottawa River to the east. We are concerned that a bridge at
Kettle Island will potentially have both a high noise impact at our club and will destroy
the current picturesque view down the river.

WC #567
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Hello,

Andrew Haydon park is a local treasure that would severely compromised by a
bridge crossing. The tranquility of the park would be ruined with thousands of
vehicle crossings each hour.

As well any upstream spills could be sucked into the Britannia water system
thereby threatening public health as well as undermining public trust.
Additionally, the sailing area could be severely cramped and hazards added.

A bridge further West would better service Kanata and other growing
communities upstream. People in the west end can always drive the ~7 minutes
from Holly Acres to the Island Park (Champlain) bridge.

WC #568
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I sail out of the Nepean Sailing Club. NSC consists largely of relatively
wealthy old men intent on having the river reserved for their private
amusement. There\'s a lot of truth in the NSC position, but there\'s a lot of
hypocrisy as well. Build the damn bridge wherever you want, and don\'t let an
NSC special interest group deter you…

WC #569
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The natural boating environment in Lac Dechenes will be ruined by a bridge
(why aren\'t we looking at a bridge just below Britannia Sailing club? It is
a very narrow section, the water is shallow and would not disrupt boating at
all. The cost of a bridge across the deep whole lake will be ridiculous! It
would also give the opportunity to provide better homes for those displaced by
the money saved on the bridge.
WC #570
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I don\'t see how it can make any sense to build a bridge across a 2-3 Km wide
area when you have areas that are just a hundred meters across. The goal here
should be to preserve Ottawa Greenbelt which the Ottawa River, along with
other rivers are part of.

Not only will you impact views for water front residences, and beach people,
but also the ability to sail on the lake. One other area that will be impacted
is the cities tax revenue, as all the highly taxed houses on the river would
have significant drops in value and corresponding tax reduction. In addition
the cost for a 3 km bridge would far exceed the value to the users.

With the only Gatineau access for the Moodie and Holly acres access being from
just west of the Deschenes that would make for a very long route that would be
a blight on the landscape, as it curves in front of the beach and through the
park..

In the old days it was make love not war. Well if we build miles of roads
people will use them with cars. Given that we are all going to have to find
alternative transportation in the next 10 years as gas hits $10 a litre, would
it not be more beneficial to build a mass transit system from Gatineau that
can connect into the proposed system in Ottawa.

There already is a rail bridge that is lightly used, there is rail bed
throughout the western sector of Gatineau, so why not link them up. This would
be much more progressive than building more brick and mortar infrastructure,
that just accommodates two short windows during the day.

I have lived in Aylmer for 18 years and yes the bridge got busy and everyone
complained, they put three lanes in and it was great, so Aylmer expanded and
it got busy again. Things will find a natural balance, if house price deltas
between Quebec and Ontario get too large people will put up with longer
traffic jams, people will adjust their schedules go in earlier or later to
smooth out the waits.

What would happen if a clover leaf was put in at each end of the island park
bridge. This way people could get off the bridge faster and reduce the waits,
this could be a cheaper alternative use existing road surface and probably
increase the throughput by 30%.

Even better, go after the Quebec government and change the L\'office de la
Langue Francais to allow English companies in border towns and even out the
north south flow across the river.

WC #571
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
It just is not needed, SO close the Champlain. Put it at the far WEST end,
near constance bay!
WC #572
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada; would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades; would eliminate the sail training areas for both the BYC and NSC
sailing schools and would reduce the safety of our sport by adding unecessary
hazards.

WC #573
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
This is the best sailing area around. Destroying it would be a disaster. I\'ve
been racing sailboats for 31 years. I am currently a North American champion
in Laser 28 sailing but I would never have been if Lac Deschênes wasn\'t like
it is now.
Please save this extraordinary resource we have!!!

WC #574
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Dear Sir and Madam:

I have been using Andy Hadon Park and lac Deschenes for almost 20 years now.
Now my family sails, swims and picnics in the same waters. We have a resource
in Britannia Bay that brings the quintisential Canadian wilderness - a lake
and a big river to our city - in easy busing and biking distance from
downtown. To wreck it with a massive, expensive, unnecessary bridge would be
a crime to our city.

We have so many bridges already. Shall we pave over the Ottawa until we have
enough to make everyone happy?

WC #575
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
1 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or
Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #576
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) : West end Bridge accross Lac Deschênes

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada with over 1000 sailboats not counting power
boats using that specific areas (you can count them on a nice day any given
Sundays).
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses form local to
national level used for decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools and the Aylmer marina - CVGR A bridge over Lac
Deschenes would reduce the safety of our nautical sport by adding unecessary
hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.

WC #577
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
We don\'t need an extra bridge. There is no traffic worth doing any of this
work. Go live in Montreal or Toronto and you will understand that we don\'t
have any traffic issues here. People are spoiled here. They all want to live
within 10 min of their work. Add public transport and put in people\'s mind
that they can go to work from 9h30 to 18h00 when there is no traffic. I\'m
sorry but Champlain Bridge is not that crowded. It would be a waist of public
fund and would create major damage to beautiful Lac Deschênes.

WC #578
Importance:     High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The idea of building a bridge across Lac Deschenes, either at Moodie Drive or
the Holly Acres Road is a bad idea. Lac Deschenes represents one of the
largest, most utilised recreation areas for leisure, boating, sailing,
cruising and other water sports. It is a refuge of tranquility in the heart of
the city. Putting a bridge across that body of water would destroy that
resource and would harm sailing activities (unless the bridges were built high
above the water) which would be very expensive and make a big a eyesore on the
landscape.

The better choice for a bridge in the West End would be across the Deschenes
Rapids to intersect with the Parkway just east of the Water Plant. A low level
bridge could be combined with a dam that would maintain the level of Lac
Deschennes and could be combined with micro-power generation of electricity
which would be a plus for reducing carbon emissions. This location would be
the least disruptive arrangement and it could be done in a way that would not
disturb the environmental area of Mud Lake. The only loss of wild-life habitat
would be east of the water plant.

If a bridge was built across Lac Deschennes I would suggest a high level
bridge be built North West of Aylmer Yacht Club and the local park, high
enough to accommodate sailboats. That bridge should connect up with the
expressway from downtown Hull (Gatineau) to Aylmer which passes by the
Plateau. A bridge built directly from the end of that expressway across the
river would be the least disruptive but I doubt that anyone living in that
area of Aylmer would approve of such a connection and the junction point on
the Ottawa side of the river would be too far in the West End to be of much
use. People would still use the Champlain Bridge.

That\'s why the bridge proposal across the lower end of the Deschenes Rapids
is the least disruptive. Plus it would take off a lot of pressure from the
Champlain Bridge itself and allow GTO buses from Aylmer to connect in to the
bus hub at Lincolnfields Bus Rank.

WC #579
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I vehemently oppose the construction of ANY bridge over ANY part of Lac
Deschenes or the Deschenes Rapids. This part of the Ottawa River is heavily
used for recreation by residents of many parts of Ottawa and from outside the
city. Lac Deschenes and Andrew Haydon Park provide a valuable refuge for many
local families who are unable to travel out of town.

A bridge, with its supports creating an obstacle in the river, and the noise
from traffic on the bridge will destroy the natural beauty and relative
tranquility of this part of the river.

Further, there will be no economic benefit to this part of Ottawa, as most of
the traffic will use it to by-pass the western part of the city to go downtown
or by-pass Ottawa completely.

A bridge would allow more eastbound trucks on the already overcrowded 417.
WC #580
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island : [x] Lower Duck Island
: [x] Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor : [x]
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or
Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
1) Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
2) Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital
and is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park
would be ruined by the construction of a bridge.
3) It would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in
Canada.
4) It would bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
5) At more than 3 km in length, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be an
unnacceptable cost to taxpayers.
I oppose the construction of a bridge at Kettle Island, Lower Duck, or Petrie
island for the following reasons:
1) These environmentally sensitive areas should be preserved and protected at
all costs.
2) It would bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
3) It would disrupt the greenbelt and residental neighbourhoods and further
stress the 174 as well as the 417 interchange A final comment: Money would be
better invested in improving our woefully inadequate public transit system and
in curbing urban sprawl!

WC #581
Importance:    High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
We have a beautiful lake (Deschesnes) and river, I would not like to see a
bridge in that area that would blow car fumes to sailors like me trying to
take a break from the city. The Champlain bridge was just upgraded to
accomodate local traffic, is that already at maximum capacity? I don\'t think
so.

WC #582
Thank you for the opportunity to provide my comments on the Interprovincial Crossings Study. I
am disappointed that the Prince of Wales bridge is no longer being considered as a stand-alone
option as outlined under the Terms of Reference. As you know, the City of Ottawa, Gatineau and
the NCC have been discussing the challenges of moving goods and people for nearly 20 years.(1)
Given that the Prince of Wales bridge connects to a functioning rail corridor, it is shocking that
this option is only being considered as a component of Alternatives 3 and 7.I am very pleased that
we are working together to address our shared problems, however the pace that these studies have
been progressing is frustratingly slow. Residents in my ward are tired of having their residential
streets cater to commuters. We need to continue to develop these studies and implement long-
term solutions to these transportation concerns. The Prince of Wales bridge needs to be included
in all our interprovincial transportation plans.I look forward to the next phase of public
consultation

WC #583
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Any bridge over Lac Deschenes wil ruin a unique recreation resource for the
Ottawa region. Only the smalest of boats would be able to pass such an
obstruction. The three yacht clubs that provide recreation for families, and
competitive sail training for youth would become redundant, as the area for
sailing would be too small. There would be an economic impact as the money
spent on the purchase, and maintenance of larger boats would be lost since
boats would be moved to larger waters, e.g. the St. Lawrence.
The pristine waters of the Lake would become poluted by the road dirt, salt,
etc that fall of the bridge into the water.

WC #584
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes is an important resource for the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau
for marine recreation, including sailing, kitesailing, canoeing and kayaking.
It is important to preserve the peace and quiet of the natural marine
environment as much as possible, in this age of noise from airplanes, trucks,
cars, lawn mowers, chainsaws and leafblowers. The Ottawa River was the route
of the earliest explorers, and I would like to see it maintained in as natural
a state as humanly possible.

WC #585
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) : Andrew Hayden Park

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Selecting a river crossing at Moodie drive or Holly Acres Road is a very
destructive idea.

I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or
Moodie Dr. for more than following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.

At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable cost to us taxpayers.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers. (and which will likely require rebuilding
the upgrades that are already currently underway).

A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.

Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada \'s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #586
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Please don\'t do it!!!

It will be crazy expensive, it will ruin all the boating and windsurfing on the river, it will destroy
the west end.

WC #587
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #588
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #589
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada with over 1000 sailboats not counting power
boats using that specific areas (you can count them on a nice day any given
Sundays).

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses form local to
national level used for decades.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools and the Aylmer marina - CVGR

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our nautical sport by
adding unecessary hazards.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.

With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.

At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.

WC #590
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes is the largest open water area in Ottawa. This is why most of
the NCC region watersports happen there and could only happen there. A look
at watersports centres would reveal that the popular areas exist because a
wide open waterway is necessary or preferable for these health-positive
activities. It is also the longest width without a land point meaning the
greatest cost to build. Andrew Hayden Park is an active family park currently
but a bridge would change its qualities such that it would be more suitable to
those seeking to avoid the public eye than the families that now enjoy it.
Given the loss to the entire Ottawa community of watersports enthusiasts as
well as local families, these crossings are significantly poorer choices than
others. The only reason I can see to highlight this area is the 416/417
highway nexus which initially seems to make sense. However, this seeming
logic does not stand up to close scrutiny. This nexus is already a point of
current traffic congestion without adding interprovincial destinations. It is
made even more difficult to travel through when there are activities on at the
sports arena as anyone who has gone to a hockey game can attest. By contrast,
there already exists most of the roadway infrastructure to the west of Holly
Acres and Moodie Drive which could feed traffic in three directions and is
still underutilized. Even if a more Western crossing required creating a
specific roadway, it is easier and cheaper because bridges are far more
expensive per kilometre than roads and it would allow planners the room to
build bypasses around current traffic.

WC #591
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Having a brige there would completely abolish sailing, since all the marinas would be between
Champlain bridge and this new bridge, making it impossible to sail towards Quyon.

WC #592
Importance:     High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac deschenes is a very important natural resource - the only significant body
of water reasonably suited to keel-boat sailing in the Ottawa Gatineau area.
A bridge at Moodie Drive or Holly Acres drive would effectively destroy this
resource as a venue for keelboat sailing. I am a sailor who makes use of Lac
Deschenes on a frequent and regular basis so naturally I am very concerned
about a bridge across the lake.
I agree, however, that likely two links between Gatineau to Ottawa are needed
- one in the west and one in the east are required over the longer term. Has
the option of tunnels been examined? From both the water use and natural
environment perspectives these would be considerably less invasive.
If a bridge is the selected option for the Western side of Ottawa and
Gatineau, then in order to preserve the navigability of lac deschenes for
sailing then a high (20 meters), suspension bridge across the navigable
portion of the river in the area of Aylmer Is. would be the preferred option.
(I think this is the location for the Allumetieres Blvd - Kanata link but I am
not sure of the exact proposed positions for the bridges.
Cost should not be the principal driver for the selection of options. Water
use, the natural resource and the natural environment should weigh the most
heavily.

WC #593
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Dechenes would destroy the sailing/racing venue which has
been enjoyed by the nearby yacht clubs for years. It would also destroy the
serene and peaceful nature of the waterway as well as that of Andrew Haden
Park which is a very popular picnic venue for many Ottawans.
There are many other important areas for our taxpayer dollars to be
spent..starting with our health care system and our roads.

WC #594
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island : [x] Lower Duck Island
: [x] Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge..

WC #595
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Please don’t destroy this unique body of water and the lifestyle that thrives
around it.
Don’t put at hazard our water supply.

Why bridge not tunnel?

WC #596
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The eastern end of Lac Deschenes is one of the city\'s prime recreational
areas, both ashore and on the water. A bridge across it at from either Moodie
drive or Acres road would detract immeasurably from the area rank alongside
the Gardiner Expressway as to monument to poor planning.

I am appalled that transit has evidently been ruled out as a soultion to the
region\'s transportation needs ( FAQ regarding the Prince of Wales Bridge).
The logic is decidely circular. New roads and bridges are required because
there will be more cars, and there will be more cars because, by building new
roads and bridges, we continue to encourage people to use their cars rather
than considering alternatives.

WC #597
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I strongly object to any proposal for a bridge that spans Lac Deschênes,
especially when there are several other more logical and less expensive
options. A bridge in this area doesn\'t provide the strongest solution and it
comes at a very considerable price -- much of which cannot be measured in
dollars.

A bridge in the Lac Deschênes area will destroy its natural beauty, disrupt
and destroy natural habitat, and limit its use as a recreational area for
thousands of outdoor/ water enthusiasts. It will irreparably harm a jewel of
Ottawa and will negatively impact tourism and the quality of life of those
that use and enjoy the lake.

Please, please work the problem. There are better solutions than this
\'illogical\' choice.

WC #598
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.
WC #599
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
- Xing at Kanata/Ch Pink would introduce a very high risk to the wet lands on
the Ontario side; these wetlands are ecologically significant of their own
right but they also are likely significant groundwater recharge areas. The
Province of Ontario has recently introduced laws to protect source water, and
groundwater recharge areas in particular. Roads are a threat because of road
salt and of the potential for a spill.
- Xing at any of the first three potential sites (Kanata or the two Lac
Deschesnes sites) will cause tremendous disruption to the boating community,
and particularly to the sailing community. There are also spawning areas in
the proposed locations.

WC #600
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am a resident of Crystal Beach, with two small children and we use Andy
Haydon Park extensively. In addition, we are a family member at the Nepean
Sailing Club (along with 1000\'s of others) and use the water daily during the
summer for recreational activities such as sailing and boating generally. This
bridge would ruin this. Traffic is already congested in the area without
adding a comercial route. The noise and air polution would remove one of the
main reasons why I chose to live in this area. It will drive me out of town
and jeopardize my recreational activities and my childrens\' safety. I have
put costs as the lowest prioirty simply because the other impacts are likely
to be catastrophic so eclipsing the undoubtedly HUGE dollar value that such a
large bridge span will reach.

WC #601
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge in either of these two locations would wreck what is currently a
beautiful and much used part of the Ottawa river. This is one part of Ottawa
where the waterfront has been put to good use with Andrew Hayden park and is
the home of two sailing clubs. It is also one of the wider parts of the river,
so a bridge will be excessively expensive to build here and would be to the
detriment of what is currently an attractive residential area.

WC #602
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am a concerned sailor, having sailed in Lad Deschenes and upriver since
1969. Bridges at Moodie and Holly Acres, would cause profound damage to the
aquatic environment, reduce watersport usage, and still would not constitute
an optimum bridge solution.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable cost to taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and would constitute a
threat to the municipal water supply.
Constructing bridge supports in Lac Deschenes would also pollute the river
water and impact on the municipal watersupply.

WC #603
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

WC #604
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge would make Lac Dechenes much less attractive to boating, especially
sailing.

WC #605
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
We have sailed in many places. We believe Lac Deschênes is a treasure that
should be preserved as is, same for Andrew Haydon park. Surely another bridge
route can be found that does not take away this wonderful recreational area
right in the NCR.

WC #606
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
To put a bridge in at Moodie or Holly Acres would destroy the natural beauty
of Andrew Hayden Park and the surrounding area. It is a prime recreation
area, and that would be severely curtailed by the presence of a major through
way.

WC #607
Importance:     High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I strongly oppose the construction of a bridge over the Lac Deschênes area.
It is a region of beauty which enables residents and tourists to partake in
an array of water sports & leisures and who value the quality of this
environment. Please do not destroy this paradise.

WC #608
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The proposed west end bridge through Lac Deschenes is very troubling. It
seems obvious that it would be a major eyesore and would be a huge detriment
to recreational and cultural activities both on Lac Deschenes and Andrew
Hayden park.

Apart from significantly degrading a wonderful natural resource, I believe
that increasing commuter and commercial traffic with more bridges is exactly
the wrong thing to do in an environment of rising fuel costs and increasing
global polution.

The city of Ottawa is known for great outdoor recreation including biking and
sailing. This bridge project is absolutely the wrong thing for the city.

WC #609
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am a concerned resident of Ottawa and a sailor and citizen, I oppose the
construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. A
bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada. It would eliminate sail racing courses and
sail training areas for both the BYC and NSC sailing schools used for decades.
It adds another hazard to Lac Deschenes and would bring noise and pollution to
a the river. I object to the cost of a bridge. At more than 3 km, it would be
longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and would require major changes to the 417
and 416 interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken
into account in the costs to taxpayers. What about a spill occurring on a
bridge athat could reach the Britannia Water Filtration Plant? Our municipal
water supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected. Andrew Haydon Park would be ruined by the construction of a
bridge.

WC #610
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
This lake is unique in the region an is an asset, building a bridge there will
destroy a natural asset without completely solving the issues.

WC #611
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a sailor, interrupting the quietness of the lac would be divestating to the
environment.

WC #612
In response to your call for comments from the public following Public
Consultation sessions No. 3, we would like to make the following points and
raise the following questions related to documents posted on your website:

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ("Interprovincial Crossings EA Study")
- on p. 17, you mention that a long list of potential evaluation criteria will
be developed, followed by focus group meetings to prepare a short list of
criteria. When will such focus groups take place, and who will be part of
this exercise? Who will weigh the evaluation criteria?
- on p. 21, you indicate that "Crossings that accommodate the most vehicular
traffic are preferred". This seems to be potentially faulty reasoning. What
would be of much greater use and interest would be crossings that "attract"
(not "accommodate") the most vehicular traffic.
Many potential crossing sites, including the ones at 10th Line and Petrie
Island, may "accommodate" large numbers of vehicles, but they are too far east
to be of any use to vehicles routinely making interprovincial trips,
especially transport trucks.
- on p. 29, you state that the method of evaluation will eliminate "any
possible subjective opinions". While we applaud the search for objectivity
and accuracy, this fails to account that they only people who can accurately
inform you of the effects of a crossing on their properties, neighbourhoods
and quality of life (the very terms of reference of your EA), are the people
who live there. Their opinions will necessarily be subjective, but this
dimension must be accounted for somewhere. Otherwise, what would be the point
of soliciting public opinion?
REPORT ("Interprovincial Crossings Environmental Assessment")
- on p. 6, you indicate that "Inventories of the existing conditions were
completed between May and December 2007". By whom? And how? Using what
methods? We have never seen anyonein our neighbourhoods actively collecting
such inventories or undertaking any studies. For example, who did you meausre
noise or pollution levels? How did you measure or create an inventory of the
"cultural landscape", or "recreation"? Where was the public participation in
these inventory exercises? Also, the very word "inventory" is misleading,
since it in fact involves a certain amount of measurement/evaluation/rating.
- p. 6: Why is the "Existing Conditions Report" not available on your
website?
- at p. 8, you write that "there was general consensus from the public for the
recommended Alternative Planning Solution [to be] carried forward".
Having attended almost all of the public consultation sessions throughout the
city, I can safely and confidently say that this is grossly inaccurate.
If there was consensus on anything, it was from Lowertown residents only that
something "must be done"; most other residents simply did not want a bridge in
their backyard. THere was no consensus on your proposed approach. As well,
there were numerous expressions of interest and concern for planning solutions
that focused more on improvements to existing road and crossing
infrastructure, as well as large investments in public transportation, as more
effective and desirable solutions. However, these were consistently critiqued
and rejected by the consultant representatives at the meetings as not
feasible.
- p. 13: when was the decision taken to put forward a "best west" and a "best
east" crossing possibility? By whom?
- p. 14: When were the "existing reports" written? Are they up-to-date and
accurate? Which reports are they?
- we disagree with many of the ratings on the charts for Corridor #8. For
example, on p. 24 we cannot understand how the potential for impact on areas
with cultural landscapes at this crossing location is rated as "0.0".
On p. 25, why are the ratings for noise impacts blank? We also cannot
understand how the "vibration impact" for corridor #8 could possibly be 0.
We live just off 10th line, and the vibrations we experience in our house
currently because of constant bus traffic and now the construction of a long-
term care facility on 10th Line is already extremely high. The construction
and use of a new bridge at this location will make the vibration levels
extremely high, and we cannot believe that this is not recorded anywhere. The
same could be said for "community cohesion". We are also concerned that the
projected levels of visual intrusion are not higher. We would be curious to
know how these levels were arrived at. On p. 26, how will cycling facilities
at 10th line (in the woods north of Jeanne d'Arc) not be affected by the
construction and use of a bridge going through the cycling path?
- Overall, we wonder how you measure different results or impacts on one side
of the river vs. the other side?

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

WC #613
Importance:    High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ¢s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #614
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
There is no way that such a beautiful and usable park should be destroyed by traffic for
Quebecers to get to work in Kanata faster. They knew when they moved to Aylmer and areas
that there was no bridge. And for us who enjoy going to Quebec we can manage with the existing
bridge.

WC #615
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly
Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities
in Canada with over 1000 sailboats not counting power boats using that specific areas (you can
count them on a nice day any given Sundays).
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses form local to national level
used for decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both the BYC and NSC
sailing schools and the Aylmer marina - CVGR
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our nautical sport by adding unecessary
hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and kitesurfing in the
Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring noise and pollution
to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and protected.

WC #616
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Any bridge proposing to cross Lac Deschênes will have negative impacts on
important recreational use of the Ottawa River. The bridge proposed for Acres
or Moodies will be long, expensive, require extensive expropriation of lands
along the 416 and 417and will seriously impact Andy Haydon Park. The sailing
communities at Nepean Sailing Club and Brittannia will be negatively impacted.

Proposed crossings between Alymer and Kanata will also impact the use of the
river for recreation. In addition this crossing will require extensive
infrastructure upgrades to surface roads which I do not believe have been
fully factored into the costs (Riddell and March roads are not designed for
the additional volume of traffic associated with this crossing).

WC #617
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) : READ COMMENTS PLEASE

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge across a navigable area of Lac Deschenes would ruin the largest yacht
club in Canada (NSC). Even if the bridge was made tall enough for sailboats to
pass underneath without having to step their mast it would present an
annoyance and a HAZARD to powerboaters and sailors alike. Many people love to
just take their sailboats out to the middle of the river, anchor down and just
hang out with friends and enjoy life. This is difficult with a loud bridge
looming above you.

An example of how the bridge would be a hazard for a sailboat would be: A
sailer is stuck in a storm and has to pass underneath the bridge either under
sail or using a small engine (not easy to control the boat) . The area that
they can fit is restricted by the bridge so not only do they have to worry
about their family\'s/friend\'s/crew\'s personal safety, shoals and other
boaters they also have to go under the bridge in an area that they can fit
their mast. This would definately result in minor collisions to possible
wrecks.

There are many very high powered motorboats on the ottawa river. A growing
minority are operated by very irresponsible and/or misinformed people. I was
recently was heading back to harbour in my 16 foot fishing boat (40hp) ,which
i consider plenty of power for a boat, and a man and his young family came
within 10 feet of my father and I in about a 25 foot fibreglass bowrider
travelling at atleast 45mph. After chasing this irresponsible powerboater down
to his dock we \"let him know what he did was wrong and stupid\". He said that
he was distracted by the children in the boat. If there are people out there
so clueless that they will do things like that I am SURE people will crash
into supports for the bridge and I guarentee that in most cases FATALITIES
will occur.

I think that if a bridge must be built it should be located in a part of the
river that is not navigable by any boat. Ex. slightly east of Britannia Yacht
Club or, farther west, by the Fitzroy dam. Not building a bridge at all or
building a bridge in a non-navigable section of the Ottawa River would save
lives and would not harm 3 very active sailing clubs, (Nepean Sailing Club,
Brittania Yacht Club and Alymer Marina).

WC #618
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a long time resident of the area surrounding the Montfort Hospital I am
extremely concerned with a possible bridge located at Kettle Island.

I very concerned with noise pollution and air quality. And the impact that
the bridge will have on the quality of life for people in the area.

Besides noise, poor air quality and increased traffic (on a road system that
cannot handle the potential dramatic increase) - bridge will negatively affect
recreation, views and the community\'s way of life (many people in the area
simply walk to various services in the area). Not to mention the affect on
property values. And Ottawa East is not even a main origin or destination.

In reviewing the measurements in the Rating of Alternatives I found that some
areas of that are of concern to me, were not mentioned. These include:
- the impact of the bridge on the horses at the RCMP stables (the Musical Ride
is a national institution and any impact to this should be taken very
seriously)
- the impact on the Aviation Museum (again a national institution)
- the impact on the small airport next the the Aviation Museum
- the impact on the 2 sailing clubs in the area (one is near the Aviation
Museum)
- the impact on the Montfort Hospital
- the impact on the schools that are located near the Aviation Parkway
- the impact on the potential development on the Rockcliffe Air Base

I realize that this would be difficult to measure but I am also deeply
concerned that we would lose a part of \"Ottawa\" - to me \"Ottawa\" is a
unique city that greatly values its green spaces and its sense of community.

While I am aware that not all of the measurements have been completed -
especially those for air quality and noise pollution - I am still very afraid
that a bridge at Kettle Island will drastically impact my quality of life and
those of my neighbours. And will not have solved the problem currently found
on King Edward, it will have simply moved it further East.

WC #619
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Dechenes would would do irreparable harm to one of the most active sailing
communities in Canada...

WC #620
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The Ottawa River from Des Chats to Britannia has been classed as a navigable
waterway by the Federal Government and the many users for over 150 years.
With respect to the vertical clearance between the centre span and mean spring
water level any bridge across this section of the river would be expected by
the Coast Guard and the many tax paying yachtsmen to have a minimum clearance
equal to that of the Thousand Islands bridge and the Norris Whitney bridge at
Belleville. Even this figure of 41 (forty one) feet is insufficient for some
users.
This clearance is not a requirement downstream of the Deschene rapids. The
costs???

WC #621
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Traffic and Transportation: This section currently favours crossings where
the maximum amount of traffic can be re-routed to the new crossing location.
While this is an important aspect of the analysis, the increase in traffic on
residential roads near the crossing and associated arterial roads also needs
to be considered. As traffic weaves through residential neighbourhoods to
reach the crossing, these neighbourhoods will be negatively impacted. It is
critical to include another factor in the Traffic and Transportation section
that addresses this aspect of the analysis. Crossings with lower impact
should be favoured over those with higher impact.
Cultural Environment; 3.2 Community: I am concerned about noise impacts,
specifically with regards to the Kettle Island crossing location. Manor Park
in particular is a very quiet neighbourhood, and I am certain that heavy truck
traffic travelling at high speeds just a short distance from our neighbourhood
would have significant noise impacts. The same could be said for all homes
along the Aviation Parkway corridor, which would see substantial increases in
noise due to truck traffic. I strongly feel that the noise impacts associated
with the Kettle Island crossing would be materially higher than the noise
impacts associated with other crossing locations. I am also concerned that
there seems to be little consideration for other elements of community impact,
such as the impacts on schools, health care facilities, businesses, offices,
churches, museums, and community centres in the proposed corridors. I feel
that analysis of community impact should have more rigour.
Cultural Environment; 3.3 Recreation: Andrew Haydon Park, Riverfront Park,
and Petrie Island Stumer Park are called out specifically in this analysis,
presumably because they are deemed to be culturally significant areas offering
citizens a high degree of recreation. I strongly feel that the RCMP grounds
represent another culturally significant recreational area that warrants
inclusion in the analysis. Horses live there year-round and graze in the
fields on the grounds. For many families and children, visiting these horses
on a regular basis and talking to them through the fences is a wonderful
experience. In addition, the RCMP grounds are home to the Musical Ride
Sunset Ceremonies every year. This event attracts thousands of spectators
and is a national cultural institution. Negative impacts to the stables and /
or the Sunset Ceremonies need to be assessed and included in the analysis.
Land Use and Property: Property value reductions in the vicinity of the
crossing and arterial roads are important to consider. This reduction impacts
not only home owners, but would also have longer term negative impacts on City
of Ottawa property tax revenues. The expected aggregate impact on
residential property values, extrapolated over the lifespan of the crossing,
needs to be included as an assessment factor.
Regarding weightings of the sections, I strongly feel that it is of the utmost
importance to give high weighting to those factors that impact the quality of
life of the residents in the area of the crossing. For the vast majority of
these residents, there will be no benefit to a crossing in or near their
neighbourhood, yet they have much to lose. The only reasonable and prudent
approach to achieving public support for the project is to recognize the
importance of quality of life of impacted residents when determining the
weighting factors.
A further concern that I have about the weightings is the process by which the
weightings will be determined. As I understand the current process, an
evaluation committee with no public representation will determine, behind
closed doors, the weightings. Weightings will be disclosed to the public only
as part of the final recommendation for the technically preferred locations.
Given that selection of the preferred locations based on the defined utility
factors will be highly sensitive to the final weighting factors assigned, it
is absolutely critical to ensure that the evaluation committee is comprised of
a representative cross section of all impacted stakeholders. This must
include community and public representation.
Based on my assessment, I propose that the following weightings would
reasonably accommodate the concerns and objectives all stakeholders and would
have the highest likelihood of achieving public support for the final
selection:
Traffic and Transportation: 15%
Natural Environment: 20%
Cultural Environment: 20%
Water Use and Resources: 10%
Socio Economic: 10%
Land Use and Property: 10%
Cost: 15%

WC #622
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lake Deschesnes, either at Moodie or Holly Acres road, will be a catastrophic
situation re: it is the center of attraction for a great number of citizens, sailing enjoyed by people
from a number of Marinas either on the Quebec or Ontarion side. And not only sailing but
kayacking, canoeing etc... because the sight is beautiful, peaceful.... should be preserved as is.

WC #623
Interprovincial Crossing – Environmental Assessment
Draft discussion paper of a concerned citizen…

1)      Integrity of Selection Process

Elected representatives, including Ottawa City Council, have prejudiced the incomplete
environmental assessment portion of the selection process by actively lobbying for the
Kettle Island Crossing, No public representative or official who has been involved in
these actions should be part of any selection committee. No public official in either
province who has a vested financial interest in any of the crossings should be involved in
the selection process and any such interest should be openly divulged and scrutinized to
avoid a conflict of interest or appearance of conflict of interest. Furthermore, the current
Ottawa City Council can no longer be a part to the selection process. The process has
lost its integrity and must be reconstituted, in order to avoid undue biases. The process is
no longer credible and is exposed to protracted legal challenges.

At the very least, City of Ottawa Council should at the earliest opportunity, withdraw its
motion regarding the Kettle Island Crossing proposal and issue an official apology for
having pre-empted the Environmental Assessment and in so doing potentially breached
the public trust and harmed the impartiality of the process.

2)     Weighting

The relative importance of weighted items is unclear. This should be transparent and
subject to public scrutiny and consultation before the EA process is completed and a
recommendation is made.

The potential impact on communities affected by the crossing, particularly the associated
transportation corridors is of paramount importance. Noise pollution and traffic impact
associated with these corridors are key concerns and should be weighted accordingly. As
the Kettle Crossing will attract the most traffic it will be the most affected.

It is not acceptable that a recommendation be made before key parts of the measurements
(Socia-economic) and the Air Contaminants factor are weighed and exposed to public
consultation.

Another round of consultations with the missing information is required before the EA
can proceed further

3)     True Costs

The cost measurements are limited and potentially deceiving. Cost of impacts and
mitigating impacts on affected neighbourhoods are not measured, not identified. Cost on
property values and business activity within a certain radius of the crossing corridors are
not identified / included. Such costs are substantial and may vary significantly with each
proposed crossing.

Aboriginal Land Claim: The costs (including time delays) of settling any Aboriginal
claim to lands associated with crossings are not mentioned.

Intervenor funding will also be substantial, and should be made available now.


4)     Purpose of the Undertaking
The purpose of the undertaking looks at considerations that are driven by the broader
public interest and does not reflect the paramount well-being of potentially impacted
communities / neighbourhoods. Such a principle should be integral to the undertaking
where the broader community accepts the compromises (mitigation measures / costs) to
accommodate impacted communities. The consideration of assessing true costs is not
stated potentially skewing the EA and selection process.

5)     A Communities First Vision

The Crossing represents an opportunity of approaching major projects with a sustainable
development vision that narrows the gap between winners (broader community) and
losers (impacted communities). Socio-economic compromises must accommodate the
well-being of our smaller and vulnerable communities (i.e., neighnourhoods). In this
light, Our Communities First principles could be promoted and integrated in the EA
process.

                              Our Communities Come First
                              Respect your neighbour

Whereas the crossing, which serves for the most part commercial interest and commuters,
shall not unduly impact the integrity and quality of life of adjacent communities to the
crossing’s main traffic corridors.

To this end, these adjacent and impacted communities, who are accommodating external
members of the broader community, shall be given first priority and all reasonable
measures shall be taken to respect their quality of life. The following measures shall
therefore be taken:

       Truck traffic will only be not be allowed on the crossing between 11pm and 6am.

       In addition to trucks, the crossing will only be open to buses, taxis, emergency
       vehicles and cars transporting a least two people. This will encourage green
       thinking while respecting the privilege associated with harming the quality of life
       of your neighbour.

       On the Ottawa side, traffic will be kept to corridors and channeled as quickly as
       possible to the ‘Queensway’ without access to and from impacted communities.
       The transport concept of diffusing the traffic in question as rapidly as possible in
       not viable and is not a Communities First principle.

       The value of real estate within XX Km of the main corridor will be monitored and
       the impact isolated so that owners will be reimbursed after two years for loss once
       the crossing is active. In addition, impact on existing businesses will be monitored
       and appropriately compensated, if a direct link can be proven
       Particular attention will be taken to mitigate noise impact (landscaped burns and
       aesthetically advanced sound proofing fences will also be costed for all
       proposals), and installed in main corridors before Crossing completion.

       Before proceeding with a crossing the Government of Quebec must legally agree
       to complete its provincial high speed road link to Montreal within two years of the
       completion of the new crossing. Legally binding financial penalty will be built
       into the agreement should Quebec fail to honour the conditions. In addition,
       Gatineau will integrate its common transportation network into Ottawa’s rapid
       transit, including light rail.

       Any crossing selection will be decided in the context of a visionary long-term
       master plan for the National Capital Region that includes a rational transportation
       network sensitive to the well-being of impacted communities and green oriented.
       In this light, an outer ring road for the region will be seriously considered.

6)     Kettle Island Crossing – Poor Choice

As this crossing will take on the most traffic, it is the crossing with the most negative
impact in terms of noxious effects. The proposed crossing would:

       Grid lock the heritage centre of Ottawa (Rockcliffe Parkway - Sussex -
       Residence of Governor General and PM). It would destroy Rockcliffe Park with
       ongoing traffic noise, a park not identified in the EA.

       Destroy the slow renaissance of Beechwood with traffic to and from Hemlock. It
       would substantially increase interprovincial traffic on the corner of the Vanier
       Parkway and Beechwood. If anything, Beechwood should be made more
       pedestrian friendly and landscaped to create a neighbourhood hub of activity.

       Moreover, Hemlock should be planned for limited traffic particularly at night.
       Traffic should be slowed, (traffic bumps and side extensions), and through traffic,
       particularly trucks, discouraged. The purpose of Hemlock should be primarily to
       serve the local community and its country feel preserved. This approach will also
       position Hemlock vis-à-vis the proposed new Rockcliffe development
       encouraging a light rail connection to said development and companion
       transportation corridor on the development’s eastern limits – currently
       greenspace.

       It would expose New Edinburgh and certain streets like Birch to through-traffic
       looking to connect to either the MacDonald Cartier Bridge or the new Crossing.

       It would spilt the community of Manor Park and destroy its current character.

       It would also have a huge negative impact on the eventual New Rockcliffe.
       Major public institutions like the Rockcliffe airport and Aviation Museum, the
       RCMP stable/musical ride facilities and the Monfort Hospital would be affected
       negatively.

       The Aviation Parkway connection to the Queensway would be at the Split, totally
       unmanageable causing rush-hour chaos, which is already a bottleneck. The
       aviation Parkway would need substantial burn/fence/landscaping investment to
       offset traffic noise.

The planned connection of the crossing to the Rockcliffe Parkway and to Hemlock are
not viable and the EA needs to be completely re-adjusted to take this fact into account in
addition to the other points made above.

Is there an Aboriginal Land Claim to Kettle Island or lands associated with the crossing?

Moreover, we should not allow three bridges (Alexandria, McDonald/Cartier and Kettle)
so close as it unduly amplifies noxious impacts. The well-being, safety and future growth
of Manor Park, Rockcliffe Park, New Edinburgh, Lindenlea and Vanier are at risk. A
new crossing should be positioned with an outlook that includes a ring road for Ottawa
and connects the Capital Region interprovincially with rapid transit and light rail.
Version: 08.07.08

WC #624
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
The stated purpose of the environmental assessment is to “enhance the quality
of life for the residents of the NCR”, to “minimize natural, socio-economic
and cultural impacts” and to “maximize societal benefits.” It is reiterated in
your presentation to the PCS3 that there are specific issues to be examined
relating to the “extent of community and environmental disruption” and
economic impact.

It is my view that the Kettle Island choice meets none of the above three
criteria and that the specific issues noted have been inadequately assessed.

The Kettle Island option is designed to divert truck traffic onto the Aviation
Parkway to the Queensway. Commuter traffic will end up moving onto Hemlock
Road and the Rockcliffe Parkway into the downtown. Such traffic movement will
create what amounts to a ring road of heavy traffic around Manor Park,
Rockcliffe Park and New Edinburgh. I would note that the Rockcliffe Parkway is
already backed up during rush hour and barely accessible to residents at those
times, and Hemlock Road is becoming increasingly congested, an issue that has
been raised many times by the communities affected.

Similarly, the increase in traffic volumes and the resultant noise and air
pollution are bound to have an economic and social impact on both these well-
established communities. Manor Park would be split in two and have its
character destroyed, green space would be rendered unusable and major public
institutions such as the Montfort Hospital, the Rockliffe airport, the
Aviation Museum and the RCMP Police College would be negatively affected.

I must also express concerns that reflect on the credibility of the process.
First, one can only reach the conclusion that the issue of community and
environmental disruption is of little importance to your study, an omission
that one can only find astonishing in a legitimate environmental assessment.
These impacts are not adequately identified or measured and any weighting that
they may have been given would appear to be insufficient. The only direct
community measure in your June presentation is “Community Cohesion”, and
Kettle Island is rated at an 8 impact versus its nearest alternative of only
3.6. That alone should disqualify Kettle Island as a viable option.

Second, when reading the FAQ’s regarding the PCS3, number 7 states “that
almost everyone agrees that a new bridge should be located in the Kettle
Island corridor.” This would suggest at best strong pressure from sources to
choose this option whatever the environmental findings or at worst that the
study itself is skewed toward a foregone conclusion. I will concede that it
appears that the majority of Ottawa City Council favours the Kettle Island
proposal. Yet I also note that the City of Ottawa is represented on the
Steering Committee, the Study Team and the Communications Committee. What
assurance is there that the outcome will indeed reflect a scientific
environmental assessment, however flawed that assessment may be?

Finally, related to my second concern, I am astonished that citizens and
communities who are being invited to participate in the so-called open and
public consultations do not know who the members of the various committees
are. I would argue that this lack of openness and transparency puts the
credibility of the entire process at risk.

In summation, I would suggest that the Kettle Island project has not been
adequately reviewed to consider community and environmental disruption and
economic impact, that the evaluation process itself is flawed, and that a
credible study would demonstrate that these older, well-established
communities would be at risk with such a choice

WC #625
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge at Acres or Moodie dr, will benefit some people but is it worth destroying so much
parkland, the beautiful sailing clubs areas as well as the ecosystem to please a few. I believe
that an alternative route that does not have such detrimental consequences should be considered.

WC #626
Traffic and Transportation: This section currently favours crossings where the maximum amount
of traffic can be re-routed to the new crossing location. While this is an important aspect of the
analysis, the increase in traffic on residential roads near the crossing and associated arterial roads
also needs to be considered. As traffic weaves through residential neighbourhoods to reach the
crossing, these neighbourhoods will be negatively impacted. It is critical to include another
factor in the Traffic and Transportation section that addresses this aspect of the analysis.
Crossings with lower impact should be favoured over those with higher impact.
Cultural Environment; 3.2 Community: I am concerned about noise impacts, specifically with
regards to the Kettle Island crossing location. Manor Park in particular is a very quiet
neighbourhood, and I am certain that heavy truck traffic travelling at high speeds just a short
distance from our neighbourhood would have significant noise impacts. The same could be said
for all homes along the Aviation Parkway corridor, which would see substantial increases in noise
due to truck traffic. I strongly feel that the noise impacts associated with the Kettle Island
crossing would be materially higher than the noise impacts associated with other crossing
locations. I am also concerned that there seems to be little consideration for other elements of
community impact, such as the impacts on schools, health care facilities, businesses, offices,
churches, museums, and community centres in the proposed corridors. I feel that analysis of
community impact should have more rigour.
Cultural Environment; 3.3 Recreation: Andrew Haydon Park, Riverfront Park, and Petrie Island
Stumer Park are called out specifically in this analysis, presumably because they are deemed to be
culturally significant areas offering citizens a high degree of recreation. I strongly feel that the
RCMP grounds represent another culturally significant recreational area that warrants inclusion in
the analysis. Horses live there year-round and graze in the fields on the grounds. For many
families and children, visiting these horses on a regular basis and talking to them through the
fences is a wonderful experience. In addition, the RCMP grounds are home to the Musical Ride
Sunset Ceremonies every year. This event attracts thousands of spectators and is a national
cultural institution. Negative impacts to the stables and / or the Sunset Ceremonies need to be
assessed and included in the analysis.
Land Use and Property: Property value reductions in the vicinity of the crossing and arterial
roads are important to consider. This reduction impacts not only home owners, but would also
have longer term negative impacts on City of Ottawa property tax revenues. The expected
aggregate impact on residential property values, extrapolated over the lifespan of the crossing,
needs to be included as an assessment factor.
Regarding weightings of the sections, I strongly feel that it is of the utmost importance to give
high weighting to those factors that impact the quality of life of the residents in the area of the
crossing. For the vast majority of these residents, there will be no benefit to a crossing in or near
their neighbourhood, yet they have much to lose. The only reasonable and prudent approach to
achieving public support for the project is to recognize the importance of quality of life of
impacted residents when determining the weighting factors.
A further concern that I have about the weightings is the process by which the weightings will be
determined. As I understand the current process, an evaluation committee with no public
representation will determine, behind closed doors, the weightings. Weightings will be disclosed
to the public only as part of the final recommendation for the technically preferred locations.
Given that selection of the preferred locations based on the defined utility factors will be highly
sensitive to the final weighting factors assigned, it is absolutely critical to ensure that the
evaluation committee is comprised of a representative cross section of all impacted stakeholders.
This must include community and public representation.
Based on my assessment, I propose that the following weightings would reasonably
accommodate the concerns and objectives all stakeholders and would have the highest likelihood
of achieving public support for the final selection:
Traffic and Transportation: 15%
Natural Environment: 20%
Cultural Environment: 20%
Water Use and Resources: 10%
Socio Economic: 10%
Land Use and Property: 10%
Cost: 15%
WC #627
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a concerned sailor and citizen. I OPPOSE the construction of a bridge on
Lac Deschenes at Holly Arcres Road or Moodie Drive for the following reasons:
1. A bridge over Lac Deschene would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada ( the Nepean Sailing Club and the Britannia
Yacht Club combined have about 3000 members)
2. With approximately 4000 cars and trucks per hour at certain times of the
day , a bridge over Lac Deschenes would create NOISE AND POLLUTION in one
of Ottawa\'s most beautiful. peaceful recreational oasis. ( On CANADA DAY
there must have been several thousand people in Andew Haydon Park enjoying
the peace of the Park and having a much needed family time in the fresh
air and beauty of the Park. Many of these people were there to escape the
confines of apartments.).

I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT LAC DESCHENES AND ITS SURROUNDING
LANDSCAPES BE
PRESERVED AND PROTECTED.

WC #628
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes
at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:

The cost of building a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be so high considering
the width of the Lake at either of Moodie or Holy Acres location, that it is
irresbonsible for the tax payers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unnecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.


A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.


Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada \'s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #629
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
We don\'t need that. We should encourage other ways to transport ourselve from one side to the
other one. Public transportation is the way of future.

WC #630
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors : [x]
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The day is long past for makiong the movement of automobiles the top priority for transportaiton.
It is hard to imagine anything more backward than a bridge over Lac Deschenes. People must
learn to live near where they work and ride a bicycle, weather permitting. Weather not permitting,
public transport - bus aand preferably rail, will do just fine.
We must also assume that energy consumption will have to decline as the oil runs out and that
commuting, one person per vehicle, is a relic our a passing era.
No more bridges, except for rail, and no more highways!!!

WC #631
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am opposed to the new west end bridge crossing over Andrew Haydon Park and Lac Duschenes.
We need to protect our green spaces and don\'t want to be sitting in a park near a bridge filled
with buzzing traffic. Also the link up to the 417 would be costly there. Move it further west.
WC #632
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #633
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #634
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
1 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am very concerned about the irreparable damage to the local community by
having an expressway at the Holly Acres or Moodie Drive locations. This would
dump trucks and cars at the rate of more than a vehicle per second during busy
hour through our community (based on your modelling). The traffic, pollution
and noise would seriously damage quality of life in this community, and
destroy a natural/cultural gem if done right through Andrew Haydon Park. The
building of truck & car centered expressways that are insensitive to parks,
water and communities doesn\'t seem to be in step with the public mood for
more environmentally sensitive approaches that value quality of life for
residents.

I am also concerned about building a bridge across the Ottawa River at one of
its widest points for what must be the most expensive options under
consideration, and at the same time degrade Lac Deschene for a popular sailing
community and destroy Andrew Haydon Park.

Given the level of busy hour traffic modelled, and the interconnections
required to Carling and the 416, I distrust your prediction that only 5 Holly
Acres area homes would be expropriated to make way for this expressway, for
the option at Holly Acres. It smells of a deliberately optimistic estimate to
\"sell\" the option.

WC #635
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
These west end plans are very bad ideas, disturbing Lac descenes would be very destructive, a
very long bridge with no easy connection to highways on either side
in general very much opposed to providing more bridges to make access easier from people who
chose to live further and further away in a different province. Let Quebec deal woth this problem
via mass transit on exisiting bridges
we do not need more cars on more bridges

WC #636
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Proposals to cross Lac Deschenes at Moody or Holy Acres would cause
irreparable harm to one of the best recreational areas in Ottawa. Lac
Dechenes is home to four sailing clubs that serve youth and handicapped
citizens, as well as wind surfers and recreational boaters. Water quality is
also a major concern to all who use the waterway, and which feeds into
Ottawa\'s water filtration plant. Ottawa\'s record of care for waterways is
sorely lacking as seen by recent sewage problems. Why ruin one of the only
clear un-polluted (by waste, noise, spills) areas of the river.

There was a prefect opportunity to provide increased river crossing capacity
when the Champlain Bridge was rebuilt. If it was not worth expanding capacity
at that time, why now incur the huge cost of a new bridge (3 km long?) new
connecting roads, interchanges, etc. As for neighborhoods, a bridge
monstrosity would ruin the natural heritage of the area for all residents with
a view of the river, or living near the proposed river obstruction.

Its bad planning for the future natural heritage of Ottawa that lacks clean
recreational river access.

WC #637
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As an active sailor at NSC I can only be strongly oposed to a bridge across
Lac Deschenes. To accommodate sailboats it would have to be a high level
bridge. The ICW ( Intracoastal Waterway), which I have cruised a few years ago
has a standard of 65 ft for high level bridges and all of them without
exception were butt ugly.

It would be a shame to extend Ottawa\'s collectioQn of horrendously ugly
structures with a new one over beautiful Lac Deschenes. When people decide to
live in West uebec and work in Ottawa they should consider the commuting time
a s psrt of that decision and not make it a tax payers problems.

I come originally come from the Netherlands and you can learn a lesson from
that country: building more infrastructure has never solved the commuting
problem yet.

WC #638
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .

WC #639
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Please don\'t build a bridge across Lac Deschennes at either Holly Acres or
Moody.
Dig a tunnel!

A bridge would ruin the enjoment of Andrew Haydon Park and Britannia beach.
It would ruin the Ottawa river sailing experience for thousands of boat
racers, cruisers and recreational users.

Lac Deschennes is as valuable to me, and many Ottawa/Gatineau residents, as
Gatineau Park. It offers a tranqil recreational environment close to downtown,
that is a significant benefit to the residents of Ottawa.
I am an avid yacht and dinghy racer, so I obviously have a vested interest in
quashing this bridge, but I believe such a project would have far ranging
impact beyond the sailing community.

Every weekend, hundreds of people enjoy Brittania and Andrew Haydon Park.
Every weeknight there is yacht and dinghy racing on the river Every weekend
there are hundreds of recreational boat users that use the river.

Dig a tunnel!

WC #640
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the Britannia Yacht Club and Nepean Sailing Club sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.
Thank you for your help in preserving Lac Deschenes.

WC #641
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #642
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
A bridge would absolutely affect the strong sailing community and youth programs run out of the
Nepean Sailing Club
WC #643
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am a citizen of Ottawa and an avid sailor; I am concerned about the possible
construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for a
number of reasons, including the following:

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the Brittania Yacht Club and the Nepean Sailing Club sailing schools.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unnecessary hazards.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the city.

With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.

At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable cost to us taxpayers.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.

A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and *our municipal water
supply must be protected.

A bridge option over this large expanse of water just doesn\'t make sense on
any front; I don\'t even understand how anyright minded individual would even
consider such a plan.

Has the route at the Lac Deschenes rapids been considered? It can connect to
the 417 along the existing Transitway, cross the rapids (not affecting
boating), and then connect to corridor on the Quebec side as illustrated in
the Alt. 4 option. This would, in my mind, be a more logical \"west end\"
solution.

I do support the Alt. 5 Kettle Island option but without the interchange at
Hemlock Road; the latter would add unnessary traffic flow to an area
(including Beechwood Avenue) that can\'t even manage the existing traffic
during peak times. This option , in my mind, is the most logical crossing to
tie into existing highways and the closest to the existing crossing at King
Edward. I believe one of the key objectives is to divert the truck traffic
away from the downtown core.

Thank you for your attention to my optinions.

WC #644
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
   As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on
Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for
both the BYC and NSC sailing schools, institutions that I personally would be
a very different person without.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing
and kitesurfing in the Capital.
As a staff member of Nepean Sailing club, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would
affect my employment without question.
   With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would
bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
   At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the
Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
   A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach
the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

   Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
   Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

Personally, I think from a construction standpoint, this would put Ottawa on
the map, however, as an Ottawa citizen who has spent a ridiculous amount of
time at both Andrew Haydon park and NSC, I have to beg you please to not put
it across Lac Deschenes.

WC #645
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The Utility calculation for the \"COST\" evaluation factor should be
calculated with and without tunnels. The Total Cost of Ownership for a tunnel
is so much higher than a bridge that it skews the overall costs and reduces
the value of the cost comparison for bridges. In other words it causes
significant differences in costs between the bridges to be diminished or
overlooked.
This becomes a big concern as the preliminary utility values between the
bridges is unrealistical. E.G. The alt. #2 bridge has a maintenance cost that
is twice as much as alt # 10 bridge -- yet the utility difference is only .2.
This does not make sense.

WC #646
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I write these comments with deep concern over the option to build a bridge
over Lac Deschenes. Going through with this option would irreparably degrade
or destroy a number of treasured parks and water ways. I am especially
concerned as an avid sailor and racer on Lac Deschenes, using it two or more
times a week from May to September. The loss of this venue would eliminate one
of the key reasons I love and live in Ottawa. And I am not the only one, there
are hundreds of racers and other sailors who use the lake and would hate to
see it altered this way.

I thought the days of \"Robert Moses rebuilding New York\" were over. That was
a time when people, the waterfront and neighbourhoods didn\'t matter, moving
cars around did. Haven\'t we moved past that era? Isn\'t there a better way to
deal with the growth of Ottawa that doesn\'t disrupt the joy of thousands of
users of Lac Deschenes?

WC #647
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
It\'s hard to tell by looking at the methodology how the utility codes are going to be used in the
end. For instance, how much weight is the cost comparison going to have compared to the
change in transit use, etc.? In the utility code calculations looking at non-motorized methods of
transportation across the bridge, it is not realisitic to consider that a 5 km. bridge will be
something people will want to walk across.

WC #648
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #649
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The Ottawa River is a precious resources for recreation and therefore the
community as a whole. A new bridge would drastically reduce the use of the
lake by watersport enthusiasts and those that enjoy spending time at the
waterfront watching the sailboats and kiteboarders.

There is little need for a new bridge since Champlain Bridge is only busy
during two hours in the morning and in the afternoon. If there is a need for a
bridge for trucks a solution using the exciting bridges should be sought.
WC #650
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
1. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Ontario. The lake recently hosted the 2008 Shark
Canadian Championships and in 2003 hosted the World Championship for the same
class of boat.
2. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
3. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for
both the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
4. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
5. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
6. With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
7. At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the
Golden GateBridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
8. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
9. A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach
the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
AndrewHaydonPark is a cultural and natural gem in Canada\'s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. AndrewHaydonPark would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #651
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly
Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably
harm one of the most active sailing communities in Canada .A bridge over Lac Deschenes would
perminantly alter the use of Lac Deschenes.A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety
of our sport by adding unecessary hazards.With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac
Deschenes would bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.At more than 3 km,
a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and would be an
unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to
the 417 and 416 interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive
could reach the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canad LacDeschenes is enjoyed
by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be ruined by the
construction of a bridge.
Thank you for your help in preserving Lac Deschenes.
WC #652
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island : [x] Lower Duck Island : [x] Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
In particular I have concerns about the Andrew Hayden park area being disturbed . This is
currently a wildlife sanctuary ,a heavily used haven for both people and animals, and its entire
character would be threatened, with wildlife being the most affected , in an adverse fashion.

WC #653
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
1 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
At a time when vehicle use is questioned because of their environmental impact, why spend
money supporting their expansive and expensive infrastructures. I urge our city and provincial
leaders to look for alternatives through creative public transportation solutions.

WC #654
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I have objected from the very beginning of the EA process to the naming of a
west end corridor and future bridge. There is no demonstrated need or desire
for such a solution in search of a non-existing problem. In addition, the
consequences of naming a specific corridor at this time for a phantom bridge
50 years in the future strikes me as either gross incompetence or stupidity.
As a member of the CBLCA Transportation committee I participated in the
production of the CBLCA\'s submission. The facts and opinions documented in
the submission fully express my own thoughts and believe regarding this
questionable process. During the PCS#3 meeting I asked a valid question
regarding property devaluation in a selected corridor. I was deeply insulted
by the callous and flippant answer received from Mr. Steve Taylor, Project
Manager. He stated:\" My heart bleeds for you\"!
Unfortunately this answer epitomized the attitude of the study team that Mr.
Taylor represents. As a taxpayer and contributing member of our community I
deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

WC #655
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am a sailor who enjoys Lac Deschenes in a modest sailboat. A bridge over
Lac Deschenes would eliminate the best location for leisure sailing and
internationally-recognized racing on the entire Ottawa River. Andrew Haydon
Park is a resource enjoyed by thousands, many of whom do not have the luxury
of a backyard for relaxation.
A crossing at Kanata / Aylmer would also impact the leisure use of the river.

WC #656
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would
irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in Canada which
develops and supports both youth and handicap people in our area as well as
National and International participation. At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac
Deschenes would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and would be an
unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

WC #657
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :
Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Municipal water supply must be protected

WC #658
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As recent retirees, my wife and I have sailing on the Ottawa River as the main
focus of our activities. We have enjoyed Lac Deschenes for the past twenty
years for both sailboat racing and cruising.
A bridge across Lac Deschenes would cause irreparable disruption to windflow
and sailboat traffic, and throw a very large and active community into
turmoil.
We fear that we would find our sailing investment worthless here, and that we
would be forced to leave our lifelong hometown of Ottawa and live elsewhere to
pursue our retirement plans.

WC #659
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Our municipal water supply at Britannia must be protected from a toxic spill
should one occur on a bridge above the intake.

WC #660
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
With this bridge, that means no more sailing on the lac. My family is
spending the summer sailing this lac and trhe rest of the river. Whitout this
we are going to move out of the region

WC #661
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschene is the only large body of water in the Ottawa area and as such
the only area that allows sailing. Both the Britannia and Nepean sailing club
provide a well used and valued recreational service to the people of Ottawa A
low bridge cutting across the lake will severly hamper the ability to sail and
therefore limit its use to powerboats. In times when we are continously
looking for ways to reduce our dependance on oil discouraging an
environmentaly friendly leisure activity is probably not the right message and
not the right thing to do for the environment.

WC #662
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am worried the sailing community will be devasted. Plus, the access to PQ is questionable on
this side of Gatineau. A east end bridge should be the priority.

WC #663
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors : [x]
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Bridge Crossings:

I use the Lac Deschenes area for just about everything: riding my bike,
picnicking, sailing, walking, running, swimming. I know there are thousands
out doing the same things in those areas because I see them enjoying
themselves. My hope is that you do not pick the locations of either Moodie or
Holly Park for the bridge crossing.

I presently live in the Island Park Drive area between the 417 and the
Champlain Bridge. I do not wish increased traffic, noise, and pollution on
anybody else or any other community in the city. My greatest hope is that
there is no increase in the number of bridges and improved public transit
pursued.

WC #664
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a sailor and family man, my extended family and I enjoy the use of Andrew Haydon Park and
sailing on Lac Deschênes and further up river. I fully realize and support both west-end and east-
end bridges and realize that compromizes will be required in virtually every one of the above
factors. While a bridge would be unsightly and the support pillars would provide some
inconvenience when sailing and boating, my only request is that its spans be high enough to
permit the safe passage at the high spring water mark of sailboats that are currently sailing on the
Lac Deschênes part of the river.
WC #665
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a resident of the area the building of a bridge would bring unwanted traffic through a rural
residential area, and become a hazard / obstuction to boaters using now using the river from the
Deschenes Rapids to Fitzroy.

WC #666
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada. It would eliminate sail racing courses used
for decades and elimnate sail training areas for both the BYC and NSC sailing
schools. Also, it would bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in
the city.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada\'s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitor each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.
Please do not allow this project to proceed !

WC #667
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
My greatest concern is the air and water pollution brought to the Andrew Haydon Park and the
surrounding sailing clubs.Being we are trying to deal with the access pollution in Canada, that
would be an extra situation the public would have to deal with. Let\'s keep our air and water clean
for the next generations to come.

WC #668
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Ottawa City Council has said Kettle Island is its preferred site for a new
interprovincial bridge.

I live 3 blocks away from Aviation Parkway and that is why I am writing: to
make my voice heard.

It is estimated that the Kettle Island corridor would draw approximately 3000+
cars and trucks during rush hour. That is 1 vehicle per second that would be
added to existing traffic, affecting circulation along Rockcliffe Parkway,
Hemlock Road, Montreal Road and St Laurent Blvd, as well as many other side
streets. I doubt that these roads could handle such a significant increase in
traffic without requiring major changes to their surrounding environment;
specifically, Hemlock Road and Rockcliffe Pwky are two-lane roads, which would
need to be widened.

I do understand the need remove to truck traffic from Lowertown: trucks
hauling heavy loads and dangerous goods do not belong there. However, the
problem will not be resolved via the Kettle Island corridor. All it will do is
re-create the same problem but in an established neighbourhood, 5km further
east. Similar to Lowertown, the neighbourhoods bordering Aviation Parkway have
schools, churches, community centres, a hospital, nursing and retirement
homes, museums and tourist/cultural attractions (ie, the RCMP stables and
barns, Rockcliffe Flying Club).

In my opinion, Kettle Island and its link to Hwy 417 East is an expedient
solution to Ottawa\'s dilemma; however, it is certainly not the best thought
out solution.

WC #669
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Hello,
Can the Holly Acres Road/416/417/ Richmond Road/Moodie Drive/ Transitway set
of corners and ramps that even now seems rather jury rigged and cumbersome
handle the addition of a bridge and traffic resulting from a bridge at Moodie
Drive or Holly Acres Road?

Currently, a commercial vehicle heading south along Holly Acres from the river
will face:
- right angle turns onto Carling either east or westbound
- a right-angled right turn onto 417 west (with all of the other traffic that
is trying to get from 416 onto the westbound 417)
- a right-angled left turn (through Transitway traffic) onto 417 east
- a right angled turn from Holly Acres onto Richmond Road (eastbound or
westbound)
- two right angled-right turns onto 416 south

Similarly, the commercial vehicle attempting to reach the river from the south
will have:
- two right-angled turns from the 417 westbound onto Holly Acres Road
- a right-angled turn from Richmond Road (eastbound or westbound) onto Holly
Acres
- a right-angled turn from 417 eastbound onto Holly Acres Road
- a right-angled turn from 416 onto Holly Acres Road
- right angle turns from Carling either east or westbound

None of this is realistic for a large commercial vehicle at the interchange as
it stands. None of it is realistic for large volumes of any kind of vehicular
traffic.

There would need to be dramatic changes to the on and off ramps at the 416/417
interchange. It may not even be possible. The ncrcrossings study lacks
credibility if you do not examine the feasibility, costs, and environmental
impacts of properly connecting the bridge traffic to 416 and 417.

Other alterations that must be included in the impact include:
- Modifications to the Carling/Holly Acres intersection to allow commercial
vehicles to turn left or right. Currently it looks impossible to get a large
commercial vehicle around the right angle turns from any direction
- Construction of a new park entrance
- Addition of traffic lights at the Aero Drive/Holly Acres intersection
- Addition of traffic lights at the Hillview/Holly Acres intersection
- Noise mitigation along Holly Acres or near Moodie (You probably can\'t do
anything about the noise off the bridge itself)

The big issue though is what does it really cost to connect to 416 and 417 and
can you do it. Failing to make clear the feasibility and the real costs, not
only financial but environmental of modifying the Holly Acres Road/416/417/
Richmond Road/Moodie Drive/ Transitway interchange invalidates the
ncrcrossings study.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment

WC #670
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
On the whole idea of a bridge between Alymer and West Carleton.re March rd/ or Riddell .
Under no circumstances.....ever.....
No thank you .....
No bridge please.....

WC #671
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I have heard that the preferred location for a bridge is over Lac Deschesne.
This alternative is completely unacceptable, for many reasons.
Although it\'s obvious that the City of Ottawa is downtown-centric, the 2000
amalgamation has completely changed its landscape, adding more sprawling areas
to its downtown core. Ottawa now boasts some of the most beautiful parts of
the Ottawa Valley, which include Lac Deschesnes (but why would the city care?
It\'s NCC land all along, right, although its citizen live along large strips
of it, and the other side belongs to Quebec.)

One of the jewels of all Ottawa parks is Andrew Haydon park, which would be
completely ruined by placing a bridge smack in the middle. Even for not
accounting for the years of construction where the park would be unusable, the
increase in traffic, the noise, the pollution would make it a health hazard
and an unattractive destination. Anyone bothering to visit the park 6 months
of the year would see that it is now heavily used, not only by people who want
a quiet stroll along the river (one of the few places where it\'s possible to
do so) but also by New Canadians who generally live in apartments or cramped
housing and don\'t have the opportunity nor the means to buy a cottage or
escape to cooler places. Damaging this park would, in my opinion, have grave
socio-economic repercussions by directing children who now use the park to
other more unhealthy activities since they would not have a place to go with
their parents.

The Ottawa River, and Lac Deschesne in particular, is also a treasure in
itself, a landmark of pristine beauty that would be marred by an unsightly,
noisy bridge. Lac Deschesnes is home to three major, active sailing clubs with
worldwide renown for its racing activities (Nepean Sailing Club has several
racing World Champions and a possible Olympic athlete), as well sailing
programs for children. These activities would be impossible to continue with a
bridge at that end of the river. It would not only be difficult to carry out
races around the bridge (in either sites) but the bridge itself would
completely change the wind patterns. Nepean Sailing club is the largest
Sailing Club in North America, with over 500 keelboats; Britannia Yacht Club
has a grand and honoured sailing tradition; both clubs have provided the
opportunity for thousands of people, from Carp to Orleans, to not only perform
a healthy, challenging sport often at very little cost (a keelboat can cost as
littel as $4000), but to strengthen their communities with charitable sailing-
related activities, and have brought thousands of out-of-town visitors to our
City. They have provided classes for children -- and kept those children off
the streets in summer-- in the thousands over the years. Having a bridge
either at Moodie or Holly Acres would completely curtail these programs.

Another issue is the risk to the natural environment and, consequently, to our
own water use and resources. Heavy traffic means pollution; pollution means an
additional burden on our water filtration plant, which would be just down the
river to the bridge. I cannot imagine the number of pollutants that would fall
into the river with snow clearing, for instance, or with rainfall. Not only
would it be an unsightly vista during the winter, but the accumulated debris
and detritus would add to the already burdened ecosystem. Beaches downriver
may have to close down permanently in the summer, again adding to the socio-
economic impact.

A last issue is land use and costs to the taxpayers. Apart from the millions
that will have to be spent to build the bridge, and apart from a complete
misuse of a beautiful piece of land and water, the amount of disruption to
homeowners (through expropriation) and the purchase of land for overpasses,
etc. may not have been taken into account when the sites were considered.
Already our tax burden has been added to and it behooves the city to select a
site that will mean as little upheaval to citizens and natural resources as
possible while minimizing the financial consequences of building such a
structure. I feel that the construction of a bridge over Lac Deschesnes does
not meet those criteria. In addition, a bridge there would have the longest
span of all the alternatives and would be costlier, adding again to our tax
burden.

In conclusion, I would urge you to reconsider these alternatives for a bridge.
The costs to nature, culture and the socio-economic landscape would be more
than prohibitive and would irremediably damage an oasis among the concrete
desert.

WC #672
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
1 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
  * A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most
active sailing communities in Canada.
  * A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
  * A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for
both the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
  * A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by
adding unecessary hazards.
   * A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing
and kitesurfing in the Capital.
   * With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would
bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
   * At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the
Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
   * A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and
416 interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
   * A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach
the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
   * Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
   * Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital
and is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park
would be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #673
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and protected. The
appropriate public infrastructure is that which enhances the citizens\' use of our riverfront, not
something which destroys it. This is akin to releasing greenspace for housing developments. We
must balance progress with the preservation of parks and greenspace for our grandchildren.
Andrew Haydon Park is a rare peaceful spot in our city where families can gather and enjoy the
waterfront. Bridge construction in Lac Deschenes would destroy that.A bridge over Lac
Deschenes would also irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in Canada and
would disrupt sail racing courses used for decades, as well as the sail training areas for the youth
of Ottawa.The costs alone of building a 3 km bridge across Lac Deschenes is an unacceptable
financial burden on the taxpayers. I realize there will be all sorts of hype about how the fedral
government and the provincial government will carry the brunt of the cost, but tax dollars all
come from the same source... the taxpayer.

WC #674
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) : Andrew Haydon Park

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Are you kidding? Andrew Haydon Park is one of our city\'s major landmarks. You want to
destroy a beautiful natural park for a bridge!! I grew up around there and spent thousands of
hours playing there, I watched years and years of fireworks and I have seen many events at the
band stand. My husband even purposed to me at the waterfall there. I spend hours all summer
with my children there. These are all times I would never change. This park should be cherished
not destroyed. I truly believe this location is a poor choice for a bridge. Our city\'s future and the
children who are growing up in it depend on the natural environments we have to share.
Development & growth should not destroy our cities existing natural parks.
Also your above, issues are you concerned about? Is a loaded poll. The information collected will
not be a proper representation of peoples true option. I have to make a priority over Natural
Environment, Water use and Resources, Land use and Property etc. All topics are a #1 priority.

WC #675
Importance:      High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly
Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities
in Canada.With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring noise
and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
 At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge
and would be an unacceptable cost to us taxpayers.

WC #676
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :
Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a sailor and member of the Nepean Sailing Club, I race on Tuesdays and Thursdays in
addition to cruising most week-ends. Building a bridge across Lac Deschenes would disrupt
sailing on the lake for myself and 1000s of other sailors at the more than 4 sailing clubs on the
lake. The NSC is the biggest and most active sailing club in Canada - for example, last Thursday,
July 3rd there were in excess of 100 boats competing, each with an average of 4 crew members.
From a cost point of view, it seems to me that building a bridge across one of the widest parts of
the Ottawa river in the region would be one of the most expensive options. This would mean a
bridge that is longer than the Golden Gate in San Francisco. This does not make sense.
Lac Deschenes plays an important social and cultural role in our region. We should strive to
preserve and enhance it, not destroy it.

WC #677
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I moved into the Crystal Beach area approximately 15 years ago. At the time, I
chose the area as a place to live and raise children based on the local
amenities and the prudent management of the then City of Nepean city planners.
The area sports public access to the waterfront in a family and community
friendly way that I have not found in any correspond NCC managed waterfront
area.

The Crystal Beach area is uniquely situated as what I perceived to be an area
of low economic exploitation due to its geographic location, buffered on the
west by NCC green space, to the north by the river and to the south and east
by the Queensway. The notion of eminent domain or expropriation being invoked
in such a region, in particular to an area that has already been sequestered
for public use, in a manor that is of little or no benefit (economically or
socially) to the local and extended community speaks to the disconnect between
public planning and the health of an existing community.

I am opposed to the proposed interprovincial bridge sites in this area (Moodie
Drive/ Holly Acres Road) because the benefits of the plan appear asymmetrical
in every way, favoring distant communities at the expense of existing local
ones, favoring municipal land over NCC land and favoring economic development
over aesthetics, the environment and the recreational/community value of the
area.

Although one may perceive my comments as a typical “not in my back yard”
reaction I feel a crossing in this area to be destructive to the community in
the Jane Jacobs sense by balkanizing a key elements that define the community

WC #678
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.

WC #679
Importance:    High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
   As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on
Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for
both the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing
and kitesurfing in the Capital.
   With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would
bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
   At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the
Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
   A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach
the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

   Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
   Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.
   Thank you for your help in preserving Lac Deschenes.

WC #680
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a 15 year member of the Nepean Sailing Club and a concerned resident of
Nepean for nearly 30 years, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada and the best sailing venue that this area has to
offer.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would negatively effect sail racing on Lac
Deschenes, a sport enjoyed by many area residents for decades. It is becoming
increasingly popular with our youth, adult and disabled citizens.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would ruin the sail training areas for both the
BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would introduce unecessary hazards to the sailing
community.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring considerable noise and pollution to a
rare oasis of peace in the city.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #681
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
  As concerned citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:

   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for
both the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unnecessary hazards.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing
and kitesurfing in the Capital.
   With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would
bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
   At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the
Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.

   A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach
the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

  Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.

   Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.
   Thank you for your help in preserving Lac Deschenes.

WC #682
Importance:     High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.
WC #683

Two Ottawa River Crossings are going to be
  selected by a group of technical experts
    using evaluation criteria where they
     determine the weights and values.
   Shouldn’t your views count?
          Yes _X___                                   No _____

      If you said “Yes” then fill out the
 Interprovincial Crossings EA Study Public
          Comment form or e-mail
            info@ncrcrossings.ca
  There are 7 categories being suggested to evaluate
the proposed Ottawa River Crossings – indicate what
     you think should be the appropriate weights:
   1. Traffic & Transportation               __5%    4. Water Use & Resources         __30%
   (includes Trucks, Traffic, Road                   (Impact on Water Purification
   Connections to Provincial Highways,               Plants, Sailing Activities)
   Transit)

   2. Natural Environment                    _20%    5. Socio-Economic                __5%
   (includes Species at Risk, Air Quality,           (includes Golf Courses,
   Greenhouse Gases, Fisheries & Fish                Potential for Development)
   Habitat, Hydrological, Terrestrial)

   3. Cultural Environment                   __15%   6. Land Use & Property           __20%
   (includes Heritage, Archeological,                (Residential, Recreational,
   Community, Recreation)                            Commercial, Farmland)

                                                     7. Costs                         __5%
                                                     (includes Capital, Operating &
                                                     Maintenance
WC #684
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes is a major contributor to quality of life in the Ottawa region.
I am proud to show visitors the beauty of the lake and its surroundings.
A lengthy bridge across the width of the lake will disrupt the use and
enjoyment of this unbroken stretch of water.
A crossing at Moodie Drive will destroy the use of the lake by the 1000\'s of
recreational boaters.
A crossing at Holly Acres Road will severely limit the use of the lake by the
1000\'s of recreational boaters. A crossing at Holly Acres Road will also
disrupt Andrew Haydon Park, which provides the closest waterfront access for
Kanata and west Nepean residents.
To build a bridge at either of these locations, without disrupting use of the
lake, it would need to be a very expensive tall bridge, longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge of San Francisco.

WC #685
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Given that a bridge over Lac Deschenes would extend several kilometres, the
extent of the construction project would very likely cause significant
disruption to local ecosystems, and place this area at increased risk for
future environmental stress related to use of the bridge (for example, litter
and spills generated by commuters). In addition, the size of the project
virtually guarantees significant construction and maintenance costs that stand
a good chance of exceeding current projections. Furthermore, a bridge in this
location would require significant modifications to be made to local
interchanges, which would further increase the costs associated with the
project.
WC #686

Two Ottawa River Crossings are going to be
  selected by a group of technical experts
    using evaluation criteria where they
     determine the weights and values.
   Shouldn’t your views count?
          Yes _X___                                   No _____

      If you said “Yes” then fill out the
 Interprovincial Crossings EA Study Public
          Comment form or e-mail
            info@ncrcrossings.ca
  There are 7 categories being suggested to evaluate
the proposed Ottawa River Crossings – indicate what
     you think should be the appropriate weights:
   1. Traffic & Transportation               __5%    4. Water Use & Resources         __30%
   (includes Trucks, Traffic, Road                   (Impact on Water Purification
   Connections to Provincial Highways,               Plants, Sailing Activities)
   Transit)

   2. Natural Environment                    _10%    5. Socio-Economic                __5%
   (includes Species at Risk, Air Quality,           (includes Golf Courses,
   Greenhouse Gases, Fisheries & Fish                Potential for Development)
   Habitat, Hydrological, Terrestrial)

   3. Cultural Environment                   __15%   6. Land Use & Property           __20%
   (includes Heritage, Archeological,                (Residential, Recreational,
   Community, Recreation)                            Commercial, Farmland)

                                                     7. Costs                         __15%
                                                     (includes Capital, Operating &
                                                     Maintenance
I am very concerned about the potential bridges across Lac Deschennes. The current plans show
crossings that are at a wide area of the lake. They would connect to either Moody Drive or Holly
Acres. Given the potential volume of traffic that such a bridge would create there would be
significant impact on the area. Moreover, the crossing would have a significant and deleterious
affect on the recreational use of Lac Deschennes. The need for a major crossing in the West end
of the city has not been proven. The cost of construction and the impact on the environment
and land and water use all militate against the proposal.

Do not build a bridge over Lac Deschennes.

WC #687
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Get real! There\'s a wonderful sailing club with 1000\'s of members and countless visitors that love to go
sailing on the Ottawa river!
Boating and Sailing are fantastic summer compliments to winters skiing and skating. It\'s what makes this
city the best.

WC #688
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes will likely severely affect the quality of
recreation on the waterway. It has one of the highest concentrations of
sailboats in Canada, including many large keelboats. Pilons could be a hazard
to navigation, as well as the height of the bridge (for sailboat masts).
Serious competitive racing, under the authority of the national sport body,
the Canadian Yachting Association, occurs very regularly there. Popular
Andrew Haydon Park would be destroyed with the Holly Acres route. The least
destructive would be the Kanata route over Aylmer Island, but it would need to
be high enough on the northern end to accommodate masts. The NCC has future
plans for the waterway that would increase its use for recreational
activities. An inappropriate bridge would be at odds with that, as well as
for local communities. e.g. public enjoyment at Britannia beach, Haydon Park,
Aylmer beach (Queen\'s Park) and to those members of the public who take
sailing lessons at BYC, NSC, and Ottawa Sailing School. Also, how will the
Blackjack tall sail training vessel (of Bytown Brigantine) be able to navigate
the bridge?

WC #689
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I love sailing on Lac Deschenes.. In fact it is one of the reasons why I stay in Ottawa. Sailing out of
Brittania is relaxing and peaceful; a bridge over Lac Deschenes would ruin that.
We will lose our cottage in the city, and would have to take ourselves and our tax dollars elsewhere.

WC #690
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
No building should be done! It\'s an amazing park and everyone enjoys going there. Its a great place to
have a picnic go for a walk listen o music on thestage. Kids love this park for playing. EVERYONE
LOVES THIS PARK. NO CONSTRUCTION!

WC #691
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am very concerned by the fact that a bridge across Lac Deschenes is still
being cosidered as an option given the unique natural features of the area and
the impact that such a long span would have from an environmental,
recreational and an aesthetic point of view. Consider the following:

Britannia Bay is a significant staging ground for migratory birds and Lac
Deschenes and the Ottawa River are finally starting to recover their water
quality after years of neglect and environmentally destructive bad practices
associated with the transportation of logs on the river.

Andrew Haydon Park is a jewel in the crown of Ottawa public spaces with its
unique location along the river and wonderfully peaceful ambiance that is
unmatched in the city. At any given time this park attracts vast numbers of
citizens, but in particular: families with children, the elderly and many new
Canadians.

The Neoean Sailing Club is one of the most accessible sailing clubs in Canada
and through its work with the community it has made sailing available to the
disabled ,as well as families and children from a wide range of socio-economic
backgrounds.

Lac Deschenes is the widest part of the Ottawa river and it makes no sense to
build such a long and costly structure when there are other traffic and
transportation options to move large volume of people from Quebec to Ontario
by enhancing public transit and increasing the effectiveness of existing
transportation corridors.

I would like tio make an appeal to have Lac Deschenes permanently removed as
an option in favor of exploring alternatives to building another structure
across the river or siting it in an area which is already more built up that
would not compormise the ability of the public to make use of such unique land
and water resources. We must recognize how fortunate we are to have access to
such natural beauty and we should do everything in our power to protect and
preserve that for future generations.

WC #692
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres, Moodie
Dr. or Kanata-Aylmer for the following reasons:

1. Cultural, Water Use and Socio-economic environment.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would destroy one of the
      most active sailing areas in Canada.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses
      that have been used for decades.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training
      areas for both the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of recreational
sailing
      by adding unnecessary hazards.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best
      windsurfing and kitesurfing in the Capital.
      With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes
      would bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the
      city.
2. Costs.
      At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be an
unacceptable cost
      to us taxpayers.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major expropriations
      which are not taken into account in the costs to taxpayers.
3. Water Resources.
      Ottawa obtains the bulk of its water from the Ottawa River just below
the Deschenes Rapids. Any major transportation crossing upstream from this
point poses a serious risk to the quality of this water supply and must be
avoided. e.g. spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive would
reach the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes which is
insufficient response time to allow any mitigation against ta toxic
introducrtion to the municipal water supply.

4. Quality of life.
     Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes provides the most scenic
views of the entire Ottawa area and must be preserved.
      Andrew Haydon Park, and Britannia Beach is a cultural and natural
gem in Canada ’s Capital and is enjoyed by ten of thousands of residents and
visitors each year.
      Lac Deschenes is the only body of water within reasonable reach of
Ottawa that can support high volume recreational water use that is non-
polluting or green-house gas emitting (i.e. sailing; wind surfing, etc.). The
sacrifice of such enironmentally friendly human activity that contributes so
highly to the quality of life in the Ottawa area, merely for the sake of a
marginal increase to convenience for truckers, is totally unacceptable,
especially when alternative routes downstream are just as viable.

WC #693
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
1) Cost:

As a tax payer I find that the cost of this particular location high on three
counts.

First, the cost to expropriate the land will be excessive. This is a high-end
neighbourhood where the houses start at $450,000 and run into the millions.

Secondly, this is currently a high property paying tax neighbourhood…at least
for now it is. By expropriating the properties the city will see reduce
revenue. More importantly the values of the remaining properties will severely
be reduced and so too will the property taxes paid in future years.

Lastly, to have a bridge crossing at the widest point in the river/bay will
use up more of our precious tax dollars.
2) Land Use and Property:

My property backs onto the houses that are due to be expropriated. Having a
bridge in my backyard will eliminate our privacy and destroy the quality of
the personal use of our property. If the bridge were located here then I
certainly will be the first to apply to have my property taxes reviewed with a
request to reduce them.

3) Traffic:

The traffic in the neighbourhood will increase drastically and this will
further slow the flow of traffic during \"rush\" travel periods.

Today, even without the bridge, the east bound traffic on Carling Avenue backs
up during the morning rush. In the evening the west bound traffic on Carling
Avenue is even worse. It back ups earlier and stays that way longer.

The new bridge will bring even more traffic to the area and will instantly
result in further congestion especially when you add in the NEW volume of
commercial vehicles that the bridge will attract.

I suggest that you find a better location and leave our already over taxed and
high traffic congested neighbourhood along.

Thank you for taking my comments into consideration.

WC #694
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
1) Cost:
As a tax payer I find that the cost of this particular location high on three
counts.

First, the cost to expropriate the land will be excessive. This is a high-end
neighbourhood where the houses start at $450,000 and run into the millions.

Secondly, this is currently a high property paying tax neighbourhood…at least
for now it is. By expropriating the properties the city will see reduce
revenue. More importantly the values of the remaining properties will severely
be reduced and so too will the property taxes paid in future years.

Lastly, to have a bridge crossing at the widest point in the river/bay will
use up more of our precious tax dollars.

2) Land Use and Property:

My property backs onto the houses that are due to be expropriated. Having a
bridge in my backyard will eliminate our privacy and destroy the quality of
the personal use of our property. If the bridge were located here then I
certainly will be the first to apply to have my property taxes reviewed with a
request to reduce them.

3) Traffic:

The traffic in the neighbourhood will increase drastically and this will
further slow the flow of traffic during \"rush\" travel periods.

Today, even without the bridge, the east bound traffic on Carling Avenue backs
up during the morning rush. In the evening the west bound traffic on Carling
Avenue is even worse. It back ups earlier and stays that way longer.

The new bridge will bring even more traffic to the area and will instantly
result in further congestion especially when you add in the NEW volume of
commercial vehicles that the bridge will attract.

I suggest that you find a better location and leave our already over taxed and
high traffic congested neighbourhood along.

Thank you for taking my comments into consideration.
WC #695
 Two Ottawa River Crossings are going to be selected by a group of technical experts
       using evaluation criteria where they determine the weights and values.

                                      Shouldn’t your views count?
                                    Yes __X__               No _____


 If you said “Yes” then fill out the Interprovincial Crossings EA Study Public Comment
                           form or e-mail info@ncrcrossings.ca

 There are 7 categories being suggested to evaluate the proposed Ottawa River Crossings
               – indicate what you think should be the appropriate weights:

       1. Traffic & Transportation                                __5%           4. Water Use & Resources         __30%
       (includes Trucks, Traffic, Road                                           (Impact on Water Purification
       Connections to Provincial Highways,                                       Plants, Sailing Activities)
       Transit)

       2. Natural Environment                                     _10%           5. Socio-Economic                __5%
       (includes Species at Risk, Air Quality,                                   (includes Golf Courses,
       Greenhouse Gases, Fisheries & Fish                                        Potential for Development)
       Habitat, Hydrological, Terrestrial)

       3. Cultural Environment                                   __15%           6. Land Use & Property           __20%
       (includes Heritage, Archeological,                                        (Residential, Recreational,
       Community, Recreation)                                                    Commercial, Farmland)

                                                                                 7. Costs                         __15%
                                                                                 (includes Capital, Operating &
                                                                                 Maintenance

1. Please find attached my views on the above referenced weighting criteria for the proposed
bridge locations.

2. Both of these proposed sites are located in an area where the Ottawa River is at one of its
widest extend. This does not seem to make economic sense.

3. What is the main objective of this bridge?

  (a) If it is to facilitate through traffic, I feel it should be built either further upstream or further
downstream where the river is narrower and there is less development.

   (b) If the purpose is to facilitate commuter traffic, then it should NOT be constructed and the
money saved used to extend Rapid Light Rail to the Quebec side over the Prince of Wales
bridge. This railway bridge was virtually given to the city by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

WC #696
Importance:          High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
If a crossing should be made in this area why not over the deschenes rapida where it is the shortest distance,
the shallowest, the least expensive and the least affecting water sports activities on the lake. As an active
water sport member of the community I hate to see this vital recreation place in Ottawa destroyed at a
great expense to the tax-payers. There are about 1000 boats on lake Deschenes that will be useless if
imprisoned between the rapids and the proposed bridge. This bridge will kill the sailing and motoring
activity on the lake forever, so please reconsider.

WC #697
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
Infilling over lac Deschennes to support Bastions and bridge towers is not an environmentally sound
position when options to use established routes and preferred access points for traffic accumulating on the
access ramps for the bridge must be addressed. A location more suitable within the narrows up river would
extend the accessability of the west end to Gatineau and provide Gatineau with access to the industrial
parks established already. This would indiacte taht Ottawa and Gatineau were extendingwest and woudl
provide for increased land use and residential community development

WC #698
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
wider stretch of the water way, infastructure is not in place for this crossing, well water issues, already our
rural tax dollars do not go as far since amalgamation and I do not see this improving with the funds going
towards this bridge in this spot, our roads are not proper for this amount of traffic, we can barely turn in and
out of schools, gas stations, stores with the traffic that is already on the roads, this would only be worse. It
would only make more sense to put the bridge were there is already 4 lane roads instead of putting in a
bridge and then having to expand road ways at a later date, much the same as finaly expanding the highway
to Pembroke, so many people had to be killed on the highway before this was done.

WC #699
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I completely concur with the following submission:

I am writing in response to the invitation by the Environmental Assessment
Study Public Consultation Session 3 (PCS3) to send in comments regarding the
assessment of options for the construction of a bridge between Gatineau and
Ottawa. Specifically, I am commenting on the proposed Kettle Island option.

The stated purpose of the environmental assessment is to “enhance the quality
of life for the residents of the NCR”, to “minimize natural, socio-economic
and cultural impacts” and to “maximize societal benefits.” It is reiterated in
your presentation to the PCS3 that there are specific issues to be examined
relating to the “extent of community and environmental disruption” and
economic impact.

It is my view that the Kettle Island choice meets none of the above three
criteria and that the specific issues noted have been inadequately assessed.

The Kettle Island option is designed to divert truck traffic onto the Aviation
Parkway to the Queensway. Commuter traffic will end up moving onto Hemlock
Road and the Rockcliffe Parkway into the downtown. Such traffic movement will
create what amounts to a ring road of heavy traffic around Manor Park,
Rockcliffe Park and New Edinburgh. I would note that the Rockcliffe Parkway is
already backed up during rush hour and barely accessible to residents at those
times, and Hemlock Road is becoming increasingly congested, an issue that has
been raised many times by the communities affected.

Similarly, the increase in traffic volumes and the resultant noise and air
pollution are bound to have an economic and social impact on both these well-
established communities. Manor Park would be split in two and have its
character destroyed, green space would be rendered unusable and major public
institutions such as the Montfort Hospital, the Rockliffe airport, the
Aviation Museum and the RCMP Police College would be negatively affected.

I must also express concerns that reflect on the credibility of the process.
First, one can only reach the conclusion that the issue of community and
environmental disruption is of little importance to your study, an omission
that one can only find astonishing in a legitimate environmental assessment.
These impacts are not adequately identified or measured and any weighting that
they may have been given would appear to be insufficient. The only direct
community measure in your June presentation is “Community Cohesion”, and
Kettle Island is rated at an 8 impact versus its nearest alternative of only
3.6. That alone should disqualify Kettle Island as a viable option.

Second, when reading the FAQ’s regarding the PCS3, number 7 states “that
almost everyone agrees that a new bridge should be located in the Kettle
Island corridor.” This would suggest at best strong pressure from sources to
choose this option whatever the environmental findings or at worst that the
study itself is skewed toward a foregone conclusion. I will concede that it
appears that the majority of Ottawa City Council favours the Kettle Island
proposal. Yet I also note that the City of Ottawa is represented on the
Steering Committee, the Study Team and the Communications Committee. What
assurance is there that the outcome will indeed reflect a scientific
environmental assessment, however flawed that assessment may be?

Finally, related to my second concern, I am astonished that citizens and
communities who are being invited to participate in the so-called open and
public consultations do not know who the members of the various committees
are. I would argue that this lack of openness and transparency puts the
credibility of the entire process at risk.

In summation, I would suggest that the Kettle Island project has not been
adequately reviewed to consider community and environmental disruption and
economic impact, that the evaluation process itself is flawed, and that a
credible study would demonstrate that these older, well-established
communities would be at risk with such a choice.

WC #700
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
The building of a bridge across Lac Deschenes at either of Moodie Dr. or Holly
Acres is of great concern to my family and me. We are members of Nepean
Sailing Club, and spend time on the waters of Lac Deschenes at least once a
week between May and October, with that increasing to 2-5 times per week
during the summer. Lac Deschenes is one of the most densely used bodies of
water in Canada for recreational boating. It supports numerous sailing clubs
on both sides of the river. I frequently see canoeists and kayakers on the
water, and the public launch parking lot at Dick Bell appears to be very
heavily used by people with various types of watercraft. The use of Lac
Deschenes for recreational boating would be seriously compromised by a bridge
at either of these locations. One of the great draws for Ottawa is the close
proximity to quality outdoor recreation opportunities, and Lac Deschenes is a
significant factor in this draw.

The location at Holly Acres would also ruin two very heavily used parks.
While I am not personally a frequent used of Andrew Haydon or Britannia parks,
I do go there occasionally, and drive by Andrew Haydon on the way to Nepean
Sailing Club. Both are frequently very busy being used by families, large
groups and celebrations such as Canada Day. Even if these parks aren’t
completely ruined by the erection of a bridge, then the quality of the
experience that they provide would be drastically reduced.

The construction of a bridge at either of these locations would be a massive
project, which I would suspect will require years to complete. That will be
years of disruption to the use of Lac Deschenes, the surrounding
neighbourhoods and access roads, and to the nearby parks and recreational
areas.

If one was to build a bridge across a body of water, it would make sense to
find the location with the shortest span possible. Both of these locations
are over one of the widest spots on the river, required long spans. I have
heard talk of a 3 km long bridge. As a taxpayer, to propose building of a
bridge in a location which maximizes capital expenditure is irresponsible
management of tax dollars. Cheaper, less complex solutions should be
evaluated.

In summary, Lac Deschenes and the surrounding area provides important
recreational and cultural resources, of which there is no equal in Ottawa. A
bridge at either the proposes Moodie Dr. or Holly Acres location would have a
serious detrimental impact on this area. The locations also do not make sense
from a capital expenditure standpoint.

WC #701
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or
Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most
active sailing communities in Canada .A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses
used for decades.A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both the BYC and
NSC sailing schools.A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes
would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.A bridge
over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416 interchanges as well as numerous
expropriations which are not taken into account in the costs to taxpayers.A spill occurring on a bridge at
Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our
municipal water supply must be protected.You\'re proposing to destroy one of the nicest and well-used
parks in the city.

WC #702
Importance:         High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in
Canada. Also, building a bridge over the widest part of the river, Lac Deschenes, seems like the least cost
effective solution.

WC #703
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
1. Both of the proposed Lac Deschênes sites are located in an area where the
Ottawa River is at one of its widest extend. This does not seem to make
economic sense.

2. Having sailed on Lac Deschênes for the past 30 years, I feel that these
two locations would cause irreversible damage to the recreational potential of
this body of water. It is noted that there are several sailing clubs and
marinas on this stretch of the River. One of these clubs has been in
existence for over 100 years. Activities on and around Lac Deschênes and
\'Britannia on the Bay\' have been an integral part of summer in Ottawa since
the late 1800\'s. I feel this rich recreational and cultural heritage needs
to be preserved for future generations.

3. What is the main objective of this bridge?

   (a) If it is to facilitate through traffic, I feel it should be built
either further upstream or further downstream where the river is narrower and
there is less development.

   (b) If the purpose is to facilitate commuter traffic, then it should NOT
be constructed and the money saved used to extend Rapid Light Rail to the
Quebec side over the Prince of Wales bridge. This railway bridge was
virtually given to the City of Ottawa by the Canadian Pacific Railway.
WC #704
I am writing in response to the invitation by the Environmental Assessment Study Public Consultation
Session 3 (PCS3) to send in comments regarding the assessment of options for the construction of a bridge
between Gatineau and Ottawa. Specifically, I am commenting on the proposed Kettle Island option.

The stated purpose of the environmental assessment is to “enhance the quality of life for the residents of the
NCR”, to “minimize natural, socio-economic and cultural impacts” and to “maximize societal benefits.” It
is reiterated in your presentation to the PCS3 that there are specific issues to be examined relating to the
“extent of community and environmental disruption” and economic impact.

It is my view that the Kettle Island choice meets none of the above three criteria and that the specific issues
noted have been inadequately assessed.

The Kettle Island option is designed to divert truck traffic onto the Aviation Parkway to the Queensway.
Commuter traffic will end up moving onto Hemlock Road and the Rockcliffe Parkway into the downtown.
Such traffic movement will create what amounts to a ring road of heavy traffic around Manor Park,
Rockcliffe Park and New Edinburgh. I would note that the Rockcliffe Parkway is already backed up during
rush hour and barely accessible to residents at those times, and Hemlock Road is becoming increasingly
congested, an issue that has been raised many times by the communities affected.

Similarly, the increase in traffic volumes and the resultant noise and air pollution are bound to have an
economic and social impact on both these well-established communities. Manor Park would be split in two
and have its character destroyed, green space would be rendered unusable and major public institutions
such as the Montfort Hospital, the Rockliffe airport, the Aviation Museum and the RCMP Police College
would be negatively affected.

I must also express concerns that reflect on the credibility of the process. First, one can only reach the
conclusion that the issue of community and environmental disruption is of little importance to your study,
an omission that one can only find astonishing in a legitimate environmental assessment. These impacts are
not adequately identified or measured and any weighting that they may have been given would appear to be
insufficient. The only direct community measure in your June presentation is “Community Cohesion”, and
Kettle Island is rated at an 8 impact versus its nearest alternative of only 3.6. That alone should disqualify
Kettle Island as a viable option.

Second, when reading the FAQ’s regarding the PCS3, number 7 states “that almost everyone agrees that a
new bridge should be located in the Kettle Island corridor.” This would suggest at best strong pressure
from sources to choose this option whatever the environmental findings or at worst that the study itself is
skewed toward a foregone conclusion. I will concede that it appears that the majority of Ottawa City
Council favours the Kettle Island proposal. Yet I also note that the City of Ottawa is represented on the
Steering Committee, the Study Team and the Communications Committee. What assurance is there that the
outcome will indeed reflect a scientific environmental assessment, however flawed that assessment may
be?

Finally, related to my second concern, I am astonished that citizens and communities who are being invited
to participate in the so-called open and public consultations do not know who the members of the various
committees are. I would argue that this lack of openness and transparency puts the credibility of the entire
process at risk.

In summation, I would suggest that the Kettle Island project has not been adequately reviewed to consider
community and environmental disruption and economic impact, that the evaluation process itself is flawed,
and that a credible study would demonstrate that these older, well-established communities would be at risk
with such a choice.

WC #705
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or
Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most
active sailing communities in Canada .A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses
used for decades.A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both the BYC and
NSC sailing schools.A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.

WC #706
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
That area is used by sailing clubs and is a great asset to the city. Although I no longer live in that area, I
appreciate the concerns of the residens there having been raised in that district.

WC #707
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) : It is against national public policy to have a master plan
the encourages a larger citywide carbon footprint (ie more urban sprawl and
more vehicle usage).

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
·      Bridges are seagull magnets. Given the 10s of thousands of gulls on
the island within the Deschenes Rapids, and the fact the gull deterrents are
already in place due to fecal coliform concerns at Britannia Beach, we can be
assured that any water downstream from the bridge will be quite unsuitable for
swimming, in particular, Britannia Beach. Further, the water treatment plant
will have soiled water that it currently doesn’t have

·      The environmental assessment reports have a VERY peculiar absence.
The ORIGINAL long term plan from 50 odd yrs ago indicated a crossing over the
Dechenes Rapids, behind the water treatment plant, and following the
transitway up to the HWY 417. Why weren’t the below reasons fully vetted and
evaluated as part of overall environmental assessment? I don\'t see any of
these points as being valid
-poor highway connection - Chemin Vanier looks pretty good -too many homes to
be expropriated (50+) - commercial property only at Ch. Vanier and Blvd
Lucerne + connection via the Trasitway at Woodruff may take a few homes at
Kingsley Rd -proximity to the water filtration plant - a bridge can easily go
behind the filtration plant entirely

·    There is a small public access beach at Moodie that would be lost,
and would be loss of habitat for nesting turtles

·     It is against current national public policy to have a master plan
the encourages a larger citywide carbon footprint (ie more urban sprawl and
more vehicles usage).

·      the *actual* number of expropriated houses for the Moodie crossing
is 34 (I verified this against a satellite image overlayed on the ‘blurred’
bits of the environmental report)

WC #708
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.

With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.

At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.

A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.

Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #709
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
   As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres
or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons: A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the
most active sailing communities in Canada. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing
courses used for decades. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by
adding unecessary hazards. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing
and kitesurfing in the Capital. With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would
bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city. At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac
Deschenes would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us
taxpayers. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416 interchanges as
well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into account in the costs to taxpayers. A spill
occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the Britannia Water Filtration Plant
within 15 minutes and our municipal water supply must be protected. Lac Deschenes and its surrounding
landscapes should be preserved and protected. Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in
Canada ’s Capital and is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge. Thank you for your help in preserving Lac Deschenes.

WC #710
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a citizen and resident of Ottawa, living on the Ottawa River and a frequent
and active sailor and rower I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
WC #711
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
 As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or
Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in
Canada.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing coursesused for decades.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both the BYC and NSC
sailing schools.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding unnecessary hazards.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and kitesurfing in the
Capital.
      With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring noise and pollution to a
rare oasis of peace in the city.
      At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and
would be an unacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416 interchanges as well as
numerous expropriations which are not taken into account in the costs to taxpayers.
      A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the Britannia Water
Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and *our municipal water supply must be protected.*

WC #712
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :

As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:

-A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing
 communities in Canada.
-A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
-A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
-A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
-At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the
Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
-A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
-A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
-Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital
and is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park
would be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC #713
Thanks for the opportunity to make further comments on the methodology. I will use the
numbering of the Factors and sub-factors in my comments below. Most of my comments relate to
my perception that some of the Factors and sub-factors are not independent of each other and
thus will result in a stilted analysis when the weightings are applied to the various factors and
sub-factors.

1.3 and 1.4: While not being 100% duplicative measures, these two factors effectively measure
the same thing. Traffic attracted to a new crossing will come from an existing crossing with the
slight possibility of the new crossing generating new vehicular traffic NCC area originating
traffic ( such as people who will choose to use a car rather than a bus as the crossing becomes
easier) or attracting traffic that would previously have stayed in either Quebec or Ontario until it
crossed the border on a ferry or bridge outside the limits of this study.

1.9 to 1.12 inclusive: The sub-factors of the effect on Transit Travel Time and Ridership are
somewhat duplicative of sub-factors 1.3 and 1.4 as transit time is significantly affected by
competing road traffic. I am not sure how you modelled these factors but I trust that you
anticipated more use of transit by people living in the 'core' of Ottawa Gatineau due to
the possibility of slightly greater speed of transit for them and less use by those in outlying areas,
especially those close to a new crossing. While greater use of transit will lead to slower transit
due to the time taken to load and off load passengers at each stop and the likelihood of more
stops having a passenger wishing to embark or disembark, I would expect that this negative
effect would be somewhat offset by lower traffic volumes.

2.1 I would hope that the effect on fish would not be given a large weighting in the final
analysis. Almost no one, save a few avid environmentalist and those anglers so foolish as to be
willing to eat fish, even species at risk, from a river with the effluent of a million people being
discharged within miles of that habitat, will care.

2.2.1 and 2.2.2: Are these criteria not just another way of measuring the same thing that you are
measuring in 1.3 and 1.4? Green house gasses are going to come from traffic so why are you
measuring the same thing twice?

2.2.3:I trust that when you use "Residents" you do not just mean the home owners who will live
adjacent to the crossing and the roads leading to it but also to those who work in the vicinity of
the crossing and routes as the air in their buildings will come from HVAC systems drawing in the
local air. The effect on the patients of Montfort Hospital, CHMC or those in the industrial park
near Lower Duck Island should matter as much as the residents along the routes to the crossing.

2.3 I find this Factor hard to analyse as surely the design of the bridge, approach ways and
remediation measures will influence most of the sub-factors. Most of the sub-factors seem to
overlap.

2.3.1 Measuring aquatic vegetation is marginally useful but how does it add to the analysis when
sub-factor 2.3.2 shows whether or not that vegetation is being used? If aquatic vegetation is
necessary for breeding and spawning sites and you have determined existing and POTENTIAL
spawning sites then how do 2.3.1 and 2.3.2 meaningfully differ in what they intend to measure?

2.3.5 and 2.3.6: Are these two sub-factors not just duplicative of 2.3.1 and 2.3.7? To me, all that
2.3.5 and 2.3.6 do is to describe aquatic vegetation in another fashion as it would seem to me
that what should be measured is the area of existing and potential fish habitat that will be
affected and the existing and potential use of that habit, PERIOD. Describing it in more than
area and use is going to lead to unnecessary duplication and overlap.

2.3.8 Should you be using this factor when remediation efforts should be able to address most of
the effect except where the bridge footings and approach will convert what is presently water to
land? This factor just seems to be a summing up of the factors that precede it as shoreline
disturbance is irrelevant but for the effect that it has on habitat and the effect on habitat has been
addressed in the other sub-factors.

2.5.5: Is this sub-factor not already measured within sub-factors 2.5.1 and/or 2.5.2? Why would
you wish to measure the effect on valley lands separate and apart from 'significant natural
areas' for if any area is significant enough to be counted in 2.5.1 or 2.5.2 that should be the end
of the measuring of its 'utility'.

2.5.6 to 2.5.8 inclusive. I do not believe that you should be including these criteria as they seem
to ascribe a value to areas that have not been deemed 'significant' enough to have been included
by the province or local authorities within the areas considered in 2.5.1 and 2.5.2. Either an area
is 'significant' or it is not. If no level of government has seen fit to designate the area then why
would you propose to those same levels of government value judgements on acreage that will be
affected by the crossing and its approaches?

3.1 Frankly I find the distinction between 'Historic and Aboriginal Archaeological potential'
racist and am surprised that you would make such a distinction and then exacerbate that error by
creating three sub-factors to address aboriginals to the one addressing non aboriginals. Either we
value the past, regardless of the genetic makeup of the people who were there before us, or we
do not. Finding native artifacts, which are already well documented in our museums, can hardly
be more important than finding European explorer or settler artifacts which are similarly well
documented. Political correctness about the Europeans shabby treatment of the First Nations
should not influence the placement of a crossing which be for current and future citizens
regardless of their race.
 There should be just four sub-factors- 3.1.1, 3.1.2 which would cover European and Aboriginals,
3.1.3 and 3.1.7.

3.2.1 I trust that by 'noise sensitive areas' you mean dwellings, buildings, institutions, people,
acreage or some other objective measure and not someone's subjective idea of what constitutes an
"area". I do not know how you intend to account for the future development of the Rockcliffe
air base as current nascent plans call for a population of thousands in that 'area'. Even if native
land claims result in the base being turned over to Algonquins, we can expect development to
occur. I would also hope that you would not just measure how many people, dwellings etc. are
going to be affected by the noise but also the duration, intensity and timing of the noise. One
truck using air brakes going down the hill north of the Montfort Hospital will be annoying at
anytime, as we do not suffer that now, but hundreds of them day and night will be a supreme
pain!
 As I am a NIMBY, quite literally so as you will note from my address, this is perhaps the most
important factor to me. Moving trucks and other traffic out of downtown to my backyard does
not warm the cockles of my heart! It may benefit Lowertown and Gatineau residents but all it
does is place a burden on my enjoyment of my property and neighbourhood!

5.0: I would suggest that the whole of this factor be deleted as it just duplicates other sub-
factors.

Giving a value to sub-factor 5.0.1, the removal of trucks from King Edward, just duplicates the
sub-factors 1.0.1, 1.0.3 and 1.0.4. The idea of a new crossing is to attract truck and other traffic
out of Centretown which is why you are measuring the effect on traffic of the various crossings.
Why double count the same thing under a different guise?

Giving a value to 5.0.2 and 5.0.3 again just duplicates the items you are measuring in factor 1.0.
Both Ottawa and Gatineau have built their roads to service residential and work areas, which is
why there is traffic! All you are doing by creating a sub-factor 5.0.2 and 5.0.3 is to measure
where traffic will go and the effect of the alternative crossings on traffic!

Factor 5.0, to me, is a bogus Factor as all it does is sum up current and future traffic flows.


Than again for the opportunity to comment. I know the crossing is going to go on Kettle Island,
as that benefits Gatineau the most, but at least I got to show you how I feel that the analysis to
justify that decision could be tightened up.

WC#714
Importance:       High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
You will destroy the sailing and water sports and Andy Haydon Park.

WC#715
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes is one of the most beautiful natural spaces in the Ottawa area
and it is hard to understand why any government would plan to spoil this
natural environment by spending piles of taxpayers money on a 3km monster
bridge carying 4000 car and trucks per hour. Where is the concern for quality
of life so important in our times? Has anyone seriously considered the impact
on the people of this area? Look at the walking, picnicing, the recreational
playing of adults and children in the Andrew Hayden park? Look at the number
of sailboats on the river or the youths learning to sail at Stillwater park.
If any of this could be continued at all, it would all have to be done under a
huge bridge with the attendant noise and polution.
Where is the concern for our municipal water supply that could be threatened
within 15minutes of a chemical spill on the bridge.
Lets get serious about discarting an absurd project that burdens the very
taxpayers financialy who don\'t want such a mamoth project.

WC#716
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors : [x]
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Andrew Haydon Park should not be disturbed by this bridge as it is one of the most beautiful parks in the
city of Ottawa and is used by thousands of people during all seasons (except winter months when it is
blocked off).

WC#717
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
By way of explaining the above priority ranking, the two Lac Deschenes
crossing proposals have serious disadvantages:
1. substantial impact on the only large lake in the National Capital Region, a
key natural and recreational resource for residents and visitors to both
Ottawa and Gatineau, including visual disfigurement and substantial curtaining
of sailing and other watersport activity; 2. a natural disaster waiting to
happen, with the potential for a spill directly upriver from the city\'s main
water intake 3. the longest and presumably most costly crossings of the entire
list; 4. a misalignment of transportation priorities: we should be shifting
emphasis from road to transit and this can be done by using existing crossings
more efficiently. For example, light rail commuter trains should come down
both sides of the Ottawa River and cross the Prince of Wales Bridge near
Lebreton Flats long before a road crossing is proposed at Lac Deschenes.

WC#718
To whom it may concern,

I am extremely opposed to the 2 proposed crossings at Moodie Dr. and Holy
Acres Rd. It is absurd to consider building a bridge at the widest part of the
Ottawa river which will make the cost astronomical not to mention destroy
Andrew Haydon park and all the neighbourhoods around it. The effects of such a
bridge will be devastating to the park and the neighbourhoods around it
regardless of which option is selected.

These proposals will turn one of the most beautiful areas in the city enjoyed
by many into a dump. It will also disrupt sailing, boating and other
activities on the river let alone its negative effect on the environment. It
will also turn one the most exclusive and unique parts of the city from a real
estate perspective into an undesirable area causing the city and the province
to lose high tax revenues.

Considering all of these cons, it is not clear why these proposals were made
in the first place since a bridge in this area will not solve the downtown
truck problem (an east bridge will do that). If the desire is to increase the
efficiency of the flow between Aylmer and Ottawa west then more money should
be dedicated to public transit before looking at an extreme option such as
another bridge or tunnel.
If the intention is to connect business centres between the city of Gatineau
and Ottawa , then the crossing should be closer to Kanata where there is a
business centre.

These proposals are highly undesirable, please remove these crossings from
your term of references and from any future plans.

I would also like to question the usefulness of the public consultations, the
3 that have occurred so far seem to be completely useless since none were used
to provide any impact on the choice of the corridors. And now in the 4th we
will be surprised with the result without the option of doing anything about
it. This whole process is really becoming quite absurd.

Again, please remove the 2 proposed crossings at Moodie Dr. and Holy Acres Rd
from your term of references and from any future plans.

WC#719
To whom it may concern,

I have learned about the new bridge proposals across the Ottawa river.
I am extremely opposed to the 2 proposed crossings at Moodie Dr. and Holy
Acres Rd. It is absurd to consider building a bridge at the widest part of the
Ottawa river which will make the cost astronomical not to mention destroy
Andrew Haydon park and all the neighborhoods around it. The effects of such a
bridge will be devastating to the park and the neighborhoods around it
regardless of which option is selected.

These proposals will turn one of the most beautiful areas in the city enjoyed
by many into a dump. It will also disrupt the activities on the river such as
the sailing and boating and will create negatively affect the environment. It
will also turn one the most exclusive and unique parts of the city from a real
estate perspective into an undesirable area causing the city and the province
to loose very high tax revenue.

Considering all of these negatives it is not clear why these proposals were
made into the first place since a bridge in this area will not solve the truck
problem in downtown (an east bridge will do that). If the desire is to
increase the efficiency of the flow between Aylmer and Ottawa west then more
money should be dedicated to public transit before looking at a very extreme
option such as a bridge or tunnel.

These proposals are highly undesirable so please remove these proposed
crossings from your term of references and from any further future plans.

I would also like to question the usefulness of the public consultations; the
three that have occurred so far seem to be completely useless since none seem
to impact the choices of the corridors. And now in the 4th we will be
surprised with the result without the benefit of doing anything about it. This
whole process is really becoming quite absurd.

Again, please remove the 2 proposed crossings at Moodie Dr. and Holy Acres Rd
from your term of references and from any further future plans

WC#720
Importance:          High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The lake is a magnificent recreational & sailing venue due to its quality
winds, close proximity to a large user population, relatively safe recrational
waters and excellent facilities, Sailing is a GREEN activity with a very low
environmental imapact due to the primary means of propulsion being the wind.
It is evident tha it will become the recreational boating mode of choice as
fuel costs rise dramatically and The Green Movement takes hold with te next
generation.
I accept the fact that a west end corridor is inevitable and will probably use
it myself.
However Location the raod in a way which seiously downgrades the usefulness
and attractiveness of the sites in the Brittania or Nepean Sailing club area
is very short sighted - particulalrly when that end of the lake is host to
almost daily recrational racing and cruising sailing and often, international
competitions.
Moving the bridge (and why not a tunnel which has virtual zero impact on other
users) near Aylmer Island eould have the least negative imapct on the sport of
sailing on the riverwould be afar better alternative.
The hugely negative and social impact of degrading the sailing environment on
the Ottawa river would creat a significantly increased negative environmental
impact because a significant number of the sailing community will communte to
the Lake Ontario, st Lawrence river environment. Tha, in turn, will remove a
significant amount of economic activity from the Ottawa-Gatineau marketplace.

WC#721
Importance:          High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Effect of the Proposed Kettle Island Bridge Option on Flight Safety at the
Rockcliffe Airport.

The Rockcliffe airport has been in operation since 1918. It is now the
oldest active airport in Canada, with great significance to the history of
aviation in Canada.

Originally set up to facilitate airmail flights between Ottawa and Toronto, it
developed into one of the most important airbases for the Royal Canadian Air
Force.

For the RCAF, it provided a base from which much of the experimental aircraft
development for the Air Force took place and was the primary base for the
aerial mapping of most of Canada. In the 1970s, the Rockcliffe airport was
the Ottawa end of a demonstration STOL airline service to Montreal. This STOL
service demonstrated the viability of this type of intercity air service,
promoting the sale of the deHavilland Dash 7 and Dash 8 series of aircraft.

A quick look at the layout of the proposed approach to the Kettle Island
Bridge would suggest that operations at the Rockcliffe airport would not be
seriously affected.

An initial examination, based on the elevation of the road approaching the
bridge being at grade until it reaches the riverbank, indicates that the
transitional slopes required for the Rockcliffe runway would not be
encroached. However, several other factors must be considered.

The open areas to the west of the runway provides a safety zone in the case of
an emergency during takeoff or landing at the airport. The construction of a
major road with the required signage, light standards and the signalized
intersections, would provide dangerous obstructions, possibly in the required
transitional slope areas but definitely within the safety zone.
An additional consideration are night operations at the Rockcliffe airport.
During night operations, is important that lighting in the vicinity of an
approach to a runway is carefully designed to provide not only obstruction
clearance, but to ensure the lighting does not affect the visual approach to
the runway. With the proposed location of the approach road to the bridge and
the signalized intersection required, it is doubtful that the required level
of flight safety could be achieved.

Documentation available to date indicates that, should the analysis show that
a displacement of the runway to the east is required because of the bridge
construction, the runway could be extended to the east to compensate.
However, displacement of the runway to the east would put the construction of
this extension into an environmentally sensitive area, and this does not
appear to have been a consideration in any analysis undertaken to date.

The safe operations of the Rockcliffe airport must be a primary consideration
in the evaluation of the Kettle Island bridge crossing option.

WC#722
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Effect of the Proposed Kettle Island Bridge Option on Water Aerodromes

It appears that the analysis of the Kettle Island Bridge option has failed to
recognize the existence of two water aerodromes in the immediate vicinity of
the proposed crossing.

These two registered water aerodromes are:
•   Rockcliffe - CTR7
•    Gatineau - CTI3

The Kettle Island Bridge option would effectively close these two aerodromes.

The Rockcliffe water aerodrome has been in service since 1918, and the
original seaplane ramp constructed in the 1920s is still in service.

The Rockcliffe water aerodrome has great historic significance, having been
the landing place for such important events as the visit of Charles Lindbergh
to Ottawa in 1927 on his way to China, and stop over place for the Imperial
Flying Boats demonstrating the viability of transatlantic air travel in the
1930s.

The two aerodromes are the primary landing sites for waterborne aircraft
visiting the Ottawa area. In addition, the Rockcliffe aerodrome provides a
means for the Canada Aviation Museum to acquire float equipped aircraft for
its collection.

In assessing the Kettle Island Bridge option, the operations of these
registered water aerodromes must be a consideration.

WC#723
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

It just does not make sense to cross Lac Deschenes with a bridge - it\'s
impact would be to the detriment of thousands of residents of the city.
Sailing and boating recreation would be jeopardized and one of the most
beautiful parks in the city would be ruined. Should we not be promoting good
health through recreation (boating, cycling, jogging, walking etc.) rather
than taking those options away from residents? Especially in a time where
more and more adults and children are facing the repercussions of being
overweight and obese? We are fortunate to live in a city where there are many
options to keep active and stay healthy - let\'s not take that away.
Furthermore, the bridge across LD would cost so much more than other options
due to the length and height required to make it work. It just doesn\'t make
sense!

WC#724
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
 A bridge crossing over Lac Deschenes will have a detrimental effect on all watersport activities in the area.
The Ottawa River at Lac Deschenes is a beautiful, peaceful body of water and this environment will be
destroyed by a bridge crossing.

WC#725
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in
Canada.

WC#726
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in
Canada.

WC#727
Importance:          High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am against a bridge crossing. As witness by the presence of four sailing clubs on Lac Deschenes there is a
very active sailing community on the Lake. A bridge would significantly impact the wind flow and the
opportunity to continue sailing in the areal. The basin in the area of the proposed crossings is at the heart of
this community and any bridge across this water would permanently harm, if not close the lake to the
sailing community.

WC#728
Importance:          High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
No need for another west end bridge. This would effect the environment and also the social programs run
by the sailing club. The natural environment would be negatively impacted by the traffic and it is costly.

WC#729
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge in those locations would interfere with sailng and other watersport
activities. The bridge would be upstream of the water filtration plant would
cause pollutants to be put in the water. Dirt and salt from the road would not
help in keeping our drinking water clean leave alone a major toxic spill on
the bridge. Lac Deschene is one of the few cherished recreational areas in
Ottawa and ought to be preserved. A bridge would also spoil the view from
Britannia Beach and deprive people from watching the beautiful sunsets on the
river.

WC#730
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I think that a bridge at Arces Road would not solve the car problem. I
don\'t think that another bridge in the west end is whats need. A bridge
over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for decades.
How about expanding our queensway or building a new highway.

ALL THE POINTS LISTED ARE A PRIORITY. I\'M NOT IMPRESSED WITH THE FACT THAT I
HAD TO RE-DO MY ANSWERS IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY.

ALL THE POINTS LISTED ARE A NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

WC#731
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
It seems that the heritage issues with respect to this option as well as the
impact on existing use of waterways and institutions has not been fully
reflected in the current documents. In addition, is it clear exactly what the
purpose of the bridge is - to move truck traffic away from downtown or, as
some comments in the media seem to suggest, to allow commuters from Quebec to
more easily access downtown Ottawa? I understood it to be the former in which
case, the only viable options should be build bridges as far west and east of
the downtown core as possible to diver the truck traffic at the earliest
possible point.

WC#732
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.
Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I strongly oppose the construction of a
bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following
reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unnecessary hazards.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC#733
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I strongly oppose the construction of a
bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following
reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unnecessary hazards.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC#734
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.
WC#735
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a
     bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the
     following reasons:
     A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the
     most active sailing communities in Canada.
     A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses
     used for decades.
     A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training
     areas for both the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
     A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport
     by adding unnecessary hazards.
     A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best
     windsurfing and kitesurfing in the Capital.
     With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes
     would bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the
     city.
     At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer
     than the Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable cost
     to us taxpayers.
     A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the
     417 and 416 interchanges as well as numerous expropriations
     which are not taken into account in the costs to taxpayers.
     A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive
     could reach the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15
     minutes and *our municipal water supply must be protected.*
     Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved
     and protected
WC#736
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
We appreciated the opportunity to come to open house #3 – the information
provided was useful. However, we do have a serious concern with the openness
and transparency of the process from this point forward.

Our main concern is that the public will not have a chance to review and
comment on the criteria weightings that will be chosen by a committee prior to
the technically preferred option being presented. This is a large gap. Our
ability to fully understand the process and to believe in the results is
significantly impacted by this lack of transparency. The eventual selection
of a technically preferred option is as easily changed by the weightings as it
is by the chosen criteria and their associated values (which the public has
had an opportunity to see and comment on). Why is the weighting not being
presented ahead of time? I understand that sensitivity testing will be done
but strongly believe the public should have a chance to see the selected
weightings.

When we asked this question of two officials attending open house #3 we found
the responses to be lacking thought and respect. One official did not seem to
understand our question and instructed us to fill in a comment card. The
other official questioned our ability to understand the weightings and the
utility of providing this information to the public. We found this insulting.
We are not the only members of the public with multiple degrees and we are
certain that we (like many others) could understand if given the chance. The
second official also questioned how the weightings could possibly be shown to
the public for review and comment. We suggest it could be done in the same
manner as the criteria were presented (in an open house or online format). If
people’s comments do not make sense and/or they clearly are not grasping the
idea behind the weightings then their comments will be collected but politely
disregarded in the same manner that obscure comments on criteria/factors/sub-
factors almost assuredly have been to date. We also believe a list of the
Evaluation Committee members be provided (if that is to be our only option for
early viewing of weightings).

We strongly suggest that the team behind the consultations consider this gap
in process. It will be impossible to have a reasonable weightings-related
dialogue post announcement of the technically preferred option as it will be a
political discussion from there.

We have a few other comments/questions related to the sub-factors. These are:

-     When will the ‘air quality on residents’, ‘noise’ and ‘socio-econ’
information be distributed?
-     The RCMP horse and barn area should be considered built heritage (we
are unsure if it has official municipal/provincial/federal designation but we
also doubt there would be much opposition to the idea that it has significant
heritage value).
-     We are assuming that the Rockcliffe Pkwy and RCMP area is considered a
cultural landscape – if not, it should be.
-     Aboriginal archaeology potential should be combined into one factor –
having three likely represents the data categories that you have but does not
make sense from a sub-factor perspective.
-     Specific parks should not be sub-factors. That makes no sense
whatsoever. Loss of park value should be one sub-factor and the values should
reflect impact to specific parks. If you use a one sub-factor per park model
then every single park should be identified and we suggest the RCMP grounds be
considered as a park (because it is used as one). Also, why is Kettle Island
not identified? Certainly the values there are park/nature reserve-like and
should be identified at the same level as Andrew Hayden, Riverfront and Petrie
Island parks.
-     In general, we have a problem with the way the RCMP grounds are being
treated. We believe the existing model treats the RCMP grounds as ‘federal
land’ meaning it tends to score highly on several sub-factors because it does
not have to be bought etc. but this does not reflect the true value of the
land nor how it is actually used.
-     Other water recreation should be identified and valued along with
sailing (i.e., rowing etc.).
-     We struggle to see how the transportation sub-factors attribute value
to the routing of truck traffic outside of higher density areas (i.e., outside
of or near the greenbelt). The current definition of downtown seems to be
getting traffic off of Kind Edward which is simplistic. There is value to
routing completely away from higher density areas as witnessed by other major
urban centres with ring roads that are a significant distance outside of the
downtown (i.e., Chicago). And, for the record, St. Laurent Blvd is not far
enough. Urban population growth will be closer to the downtown core in the
future (rising fuel costs etc.) and this area will become more densely
populated – as the recent proposals of CFB Rockcliffe would indicate.

Additionally, we disagree with the method used to report on public values (as
used above - which is far too simplistic and does not recognize
interdependencies). The factor weightings should not be exclusive - we should
be able to rank both natural and cultural environment at the same level if
that is how we feel. We tried to abstain only to discover that our ability to
comment at all was barricaded. We ranked them above but this does not reflect
our true rankings. We would rank them as follows:

1: Natural Environment and Cultural Environment
2: Traffic and Transportation
3: Socio-Econ, Water Use and Resources and Land Use and Property
4: Costs

WC#737
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
1 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
After all the studies, I find it hard to believe that once again a bridge in
the west end is being considered.
All of the studies that I have read in the local papers have endorsed an east
end bridge, related to relevance, cost, projected usage etc.
Our city\'s water supply is upstream from the present bridges, this should
remain so.

Who is pushing for a west end crossing? What group of Ontario residents will
benefit from a west end crossing?

WC#738
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC#739
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
It is with great distress that I have followed the latest deliberations around
the proposed location for a bridge to ease the traffic in the downtown core.
The Kettle Island location was suggested in 1994 and rejected. Why would this
bridge be selected at this time? I notice that the councilors from the
Orleans area are trying to promote this location even though the bottlenecks
occur between the split and downtown. This is a very busy area and will turn
Ottawa\'s beautiful downtown core into just another unpleasant North American
city with unacceptable traffic congestion. What a shortsighted and foolish
decision rather than having a ring road that leaves Ottawa as a fresh and
beautiful national capital.

I am also concerned about the presence of fox and coyotes in this sensitive
natural environment. The coyotes come from the water treatment plant in
Beacon Hill north along the parkway to mile circle to feed. This location
would be the kiss of death for such wonderful natural life in an urban
environment.

WC#740
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
3 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of abridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for thefollowing reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unnecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in thecity.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable costt o us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drivecould reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and *our municipal water
supply must be protected.* Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should
be preserved and protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’sCapital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC#741
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
1 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Lac Deschenes is a peaceful area used by many boaters, particularly sailing
boating. We have the largest participation of sail boats in local regattas in
any one area for all of Canada.

Hayden Park is also used and enjoyed by many people.

Putting a busy bridge in thsi area would ruin the peace and tranquility for
all of us who love this oasis in an increasingly growing busy city.

WC#742
Two Ottawa River Crossings are going to be selected by a group of technical
experts using evaluation criteria where they determine the weights and values.

Shouldn’t your views count?
Yes __x__ No _____


If you said “Yes” then fill out the Interprovincial Crossings EA Study Public
Comment form or e-mail info@ncrcrossings.ca

There are 7 categories being suggested to evaluate the proposed Ottawa River
Crossings – indicate what you think should be the appropriate weights:

1. Traffic & Transportation
(includes Trucks, Traffic, Road Connections to Provincial Highways, Transit)
__5__% 4. Water Use & Resources (Impact on Water Purification Plants, Sailing
Activities) _50_% 2. Natural Environment (includes Species at Risk, Air
Quality, Greenhouse Gases, Fisheries & Fish Habitat, Hydrological,
Terrestrial) __20_% 5. Socio-Economic (includes Golf Courses, Potential for
Development) __0_% 3. Cultural Environment (includes Heritage, Archeological,
Community, Recreation) _20_% 6. Land Use & Property (Residential,
Recreational, Commercial, Farmland) __0_% 7. Costs (includes Capital,
Operating & Maintenance _5_%

WC#743
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The West end Bridge should be constructed across the Woolsey Narrows,
resulting in the shortest and highest bridge over the Ottawa River, ensuring
that the full length of the Ottawa River from Chats Falls to the Deschenes
Rapids is open to sailing, windsurfing, kite sailing, and other recreational
uses. Placing the bridge over the Narrows would limit the cost, the eyesore
and could use the hydro right of way already in place on the lands on both
sides of the river.
WC#744
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I have attended both phases of your public consultation sessions and have
studied your background documentation in depth. The technical and mechanistic
approach you have taken seems flawed in several respects and sometimes seems
to fly in the face of a common sense approach to the evaluation of the various
options. The weighting of your multitudinous factors is difficult to
determine, and scant attention appears to have been given to the impact of a
bridge and its roadway approaches on cultural instituions, neighbourhoods and
the existing roadway infrastructure.

Specifically, in relation to the Kettle Island option:

Cultural institutions - Little attention is given to the impact on cultural
institutions, namely the Canada Aviation Museum and the RCMP Musical Ride.
The Museum depends on the ongoing operation of Rockcliffe Airport for its
public programs, special events and delivery of artifacts. While the bridge
approaches outlined in your draft design may technically respect Transport
Canada regulations (although I have my doubts on this score), it ignores the
fact that the airport is used for primary flight training and is also the host
for many events featuring vintage aircraft, some of them high-performance
World War II types. The erection of light fixtures, traffic lights and heavy
traffic including the transport of dangerous goods just outside the airport
boundary adds an unjustified and unnecessary risk to airport operations. The
RCMP Musical Ride, along with the Aviation Museum, are major tourist
destinations in the NCR, and the creation of a busy bridge and road
connections, with attendant noise, bright lights and pollution, make access to
these institutions less tourist-friendly. In fact, your draft road design
disrupts the current direct access to the Museum from the Aviation Parkway,
ironically, since this roadway is named for the Museum and airport.

Traffic and Transportation:

Apart from the destruction of the ambiance existing in the area of the Museum
and the RCMP facilities, the building of a bridge which appears to be aimed at
pleasing Gatineau commuters more than to getting truck traffic off King Edward
Avenue will have an extremely negative impact on the established
neighbourhoods of Manor Park, Rockcliffe, New Edinburgh, Vanier and Overbrook.
Traffic heading south from the bridge will encounter massive traffic jams long
before reaching an expensive, complex and disfunctional interchange with the
417 and 174 right by the split and the St. Laurent exit. That junction is
already jammed every morning and evening, and adding another traffic flow
from the north will just make it that much worse. Surrounding neighbourhoods
will suffer as drivers seek alternate routes. Sensitive facilities such as
the Montfort Hospital will face the noise, vibration and pollution caused by a
heavy and slow-moving traffic flow including heavy trucks.

Why should we be encouraging more commuter traffic from Gatineau at a time
when energy costs and pollution are both major issues? Infrastructure and
incentives should be established to provide quick and efficient public transit
to serve the commuter population. This would at the same time avoid the
disruption of neighbourhood traffic patterns enjoyed by those such as I who
live and work in the same area.

Costs:

I and my neighbours in the east end already pay heavy taxes to all levels of
government. Apart from the impact of the bridge on our neighbourhoods, why
would we welcome the choice of an option which is surely the most expensive
one on offer, given the distance of the bridge from the Queensway and the cost
of the interchange.

Natural environment:

The natural environment offered in the area of the Rockcliffe and Aviation
Parkways is welcoming for local flora and fauna, and an attractive and
soothing landscape for residents and tourists alike. The bridge and its
approaches would severely disrupt this. In addition, Kettle Island is
currently a nature conservation area. Construction of a bridge at that site
runs contrary to this designation.

Socio-economic environment:

As noted, a bridge at this site would disrupt the well-established and
attractive neighbourhoods in the eastern end of the city inside the greenbelt,
with a negative impact on residents, businesses and public facilities.

I think that I have provided enough commentary on the Kettle Island option.
As one who lives and works in the area affected by this option, I must voice
my opinion very strongly on the negative impact that this project would
create. Other options further east offer much better connections between
Highway 50 in Gatineau and regional road 174 without impacting established
neighbourhoods. Either options 6 or 7 would be much better in this regard.
You may be sure that we in the area affected by the Kettle Island proposal
will continue to voice our objections strongly and loudly in every forum
available to us.

WC#745
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Presumably this is to feed the need for a North Eastern Quebec truck corridor, not local commuters. If this
is the case we should minimise the impact on the NCR by diverting the traffic before it hits the region by
putting the bypass at Cumberland. Quebec will not build this corridor, why should we?

WC#746
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
This will impact the sailing community in a very negative way.

WC#747
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) : detrimental effect on boaters if such construction

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Thousands of Ottawa and Gatineau residents use the Lac Duchesne bay for
recreational boating and racing. The most extensive sailboat racing program
in Canada resides on this lake. A bridge would destroy this summer activity
for thousands of us. A bridge can go anywhere, and should go where the River
is narrow. The River is only wide enough for decent racing in this bay, where
a 1.5 mile race course is set every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and
weekends from 7 May to 30 October of every year since before I started racing
here in 1982. It would be irresponsible to destroy our bay just because rich
people own the land at the narrows.

WC#748
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I am writing against the Kettle Island choice.

The stated purpose of the environmental assessment is to “enhance the quality
of life for the residents of the NCR”, to “minimize natural, socio-economic
and cultural impacts” and to “maximize societal benefits.” It is reiterated in
your presentation to the PCS3 that there are specific issues to be examined
relating to the “extent of community and environmental disruption” and
economic impact.

The Kettle Island choice meets none of the above three criteria and the
specific issues noted have been inadequately assessed.

The Kettle Island option will divert truck traffic onto the Aviation Parkway
to the Queensway. Commuter traffic will end up moving onto Hemlock Road and
the Rockcliffe Parkway into the downtown. Such traffic movement will create
what amounts to a ring road of heavy traffic around Manor Park, Rockcliffe
Park and New Edinburgh: the Rockcliffe Parkway is already backed up during
rush hour and barely accessible to residents at those times, and Hemlock Road
is becoming increasingly congested, an issue that has been raised many times
by the communities affected.

Similarly, the increase in traffic volumes and the resultant noise and air
pollution are bound to have an economic and social impact on both these well-
established communities. Manor Park would be split in two and have its
character destroyed, green space would be rendered unusable.

WC#749
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I feel that the Lac Deschenes area is very special for the following reasons:
- It is a very beautiful area, with a fantastic view of the river and gatineau
(specifically from Brittania Beach and Andrew Hayden Park); It is surely one
of the most beautiful spots in Ottawa.
- It is an excellent spot for sailing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, and
snowkiting in the winter. There is no other like it within Ottawa; Taking
prevailing wind direction into account, there is no other like it within a
large radius

Thank you for your consideration.

WC#750
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors : [x]
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Re: issues and public\'s values: it is not clear if the numbering system would
reflect a detrimental or non-detrimental response. The question is not
clearly expressed.

Comments re Archaeology

A.

Public consultation no. 2 - Existing Conditions Summary Report -section 6.7
Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

References – 13.5 and 13.6 (Archaeology and Cultural Heritage – Ontario &
Quebec)

Overall, key Canadian Museum of Civilization unpublished archaeological
reports, archival fonds, websites & articles were not referenced (Ontario and
Quebec), historical plans were not listed (Ontario) and local archaeologists
and historians were not consulted (Ontario and Quebec).

B.

Public consultation no. 3 - Exhibits – Text -- Measurements - Cultural
Environment

3.1 Heritage and Archaeological sub-factors

Why the following sub-factors for \"Federal Lands only\"?

Aboriginal Archaeological potential - High (Federal Lands only) Aboriginal
Archaeological potential - Medium (Federal Lands only) Aboriginal
Archaeological potential - Low (Federal Lands only) Prehistoric Archaeological
potential areas impacted

and not the following sub-factors, regardless of land ownership (i.e. federal,
provincial, private):

Aboriginal Archaeological potential - High [sub-factor includes prehistoric
and historic Aboriginal] Aboriginal Archaeological potential - Medium
Aboriginal Archaeological potential - Low Prehistoric Archaeological potential
areas impacted

WC#751
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
6 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The proposal to build a bridge across one of the few unspoiled sections of the
Ottawa River is one of the most short sighted motions ever put forth to
government. This must not be allowed! Not only will you be destroying one of
Ottawa\'s most used parks, or a sacred burial site but also the waterfront
activities associated with Lac Deschenes. Ottawa has one of the most used
waterways for leisure activities in all of Canada. Surely this is a drawing
card for our Nations Capital. If people really need to cross the river daily,
then perhaps they should consider where they choose to live or put up with the
traffic. The value of a bridge in the West End is purely political and is
related to the nepotism of our elected officials. In the end it is us, the
taxpayers and the citizens, that will lose if such a historic entity is
destroyed for the sake of a few comuters. Use your head, don\'t build a
bridge in the West End~

WC#752
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island : [x] Lower Duck Island : [x] Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada \'s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada .
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.

WC#753
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As an avid sailor, parent, and park user I am very concerned about an
interprovincial bridge crossing Lac Deschenes around Andrew Haydon Park/Moodie
Drive. Here we have a natural body of water that is enjoyed by thousands of
sailors. It will be disected and ruined by having a bridge cross it. In
Ottawa, we highly regard our natural resources, especially when they pertain
to physical fitness, it would be a huge disservice to eliminate this by
building a bridge at this point.

WC#754
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. because it will
irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in Canada.

WC#755
Dear Madam/Sir,

Let me say up front that I live in Manor Park and would not be happy to see a crossing at Kettle Island.
However, that is not the reason I am writing. I have decided to do so because as an Ottawa taxpayer
I will have to fund whatever option is chosen, and it is my belief that the process being followed will lead
to a bad solution.

Here are my specific concerns about this study:

1) You are answering the wrong question. The Terms of Reference for the project clearly stress the
requirement to get the trucks off King Edward Avenue, but it is my distinct impression that the work
being done is to support car traffic. For example, I asked one of your people why the traffic projections
were so much higher at Kettle Island than other locations and he said it was to support commuter traffic.

2) You do not have all the facts yet. For example, you do not yet know the origin and destination of the
trucks crossing the river. How many remain in the cities (e.g. Canada Post, courier) and how many go
outside? I was told you would not have this information until August 2008 so how can you possibly
make any decisions until you have it?

3) You will make a decision based on evaluation criteria that have not been subject to a public
consultation. You have quite a list of evaluation criteria, but nowhere does it say what weight will be
assigned to each one. For example, will "Traffic and Transportation" be worth 10%, 20%, 30% or
something else? As you know the weights will determine the outcome.

WC#756
July 9, 2008

I would like to express my opposition to the consideration of the two west end proposed bridge
locations at Moodie/417 and Holly Acres 416/417.
Both of these locations span the largest part of the river and will cost significantly more than the
other bridge options. Both will be seriously disruptive to: green space, long-established
neighborhoods - including property values, recreational sailing at three local sailing clubs, and the
city’s most beautiful park, which would be a huge step backwards for quality of life in Ottawa,
particularly for the many people who come from the region and the west end to enjoy either the
natural environment or community events.

Because I live between these two sites, in Lakeview, naturally they will not be on my favorites
list. That aside, however, I find both of these choices ill-considered, due to their unique
greenspace and community characteristics and their much higher costs.

I am shocked that even while attempting to be neutral in your analysis phase, the Holly Acres
option has not yet fallen off the table. It is inconceivable to me that an option designed to dissect
a public space as beautiful as Andrew Haydon Park is still in the offing. Even if it were to be
chosen as a more distant future development, you would be consigning an entire community to
depressed property values for years to come, with public knowledge of the main artery / bridge
planned for the area, through which you envision 4,000 cars per hour, and all the noise, air quality
impacts and general disruption they will bring. I doubt you are prepared to offer compensation
in this regard. Our community would fight the development of such an unnecessary and
appalling intrusion in our neighborhoods.

You asked about priorities for your seven categories, so here are mine, though you should know
that even these simple seven can be very misleading to the average citizen. For instance, in my
mind, the park is a natural environment, but according to your strict definitions, it is nothing of
the sort. Traffic and transportation issues are important to me too, but I would disagree with
your report’s suggestion that a Holly Acres Rd. site would be a good way to deal with them.

1.        Water use and resources
2.        Socio-economic environment
3.        Cost
4.        Cultural environment
5.        Land use and property
6.        Natural environment
7.        Traffic and transportation
And finally, I think this siting exercise is erroneously based on assumptions that will no longer be
true in future - city development won’t inevitably follow the pattern we once thought it would,
i.e. the depleting and skyrocketing costs of fossil fuels and how this will change the way we
move around, where we choose to live, and what our lifestyles will be like in 20 years. Or maybe
as few as five.

Again, I strongly object to the two west end sites noted above, in particular the Holly Acres Rd.
option, which is patently ludicrous from any reasonable human understanding of how valuable
that city resource is. And no amount of rhetoric about how the park and the waterfront would be
‘essentially’ unchanged, and the noise levels would be okay, and the vast number of cars
speeding through the space wouldn’t matter is fooling us, or anyone for that matter who has ever
stood in that park and watched a sunset, or played in that park as a child, or celebrated summer
with their family or attended a large community event there. No, we're not buying that
argument.

Thank you for the opportunity to submit this.

WC#757
Importance:          High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The building of this bridge will be destroying the operation/existence of two
longstanding sailing/boating clubs in the area: the Nepean Sailing Club, and
the Britannia Yacht Club (who, by the way, is probably the oldest sailing club
in Canada).

WC#758
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
7 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
I fully support and agrfee with the comments presented by the Bay Ward
Community Response Committee in the letter signed by Alex Cullen to Mr. Steve
Taylor, Consultant, Interprovincial River Crossings EA Study, in response to
the material and issues covered in the June 17/08 Public Consultation Session
#3.

I am under no illusion that any of the comments submitted by anyone to the
consultants will be taken into consideration, having listened in frustration
at the consutants\' responses to questions. I am convinced that the decision
as to the recommendation as to where the bridge is to be built was made a long
time ago and lip service is being given to make it look as though
consultations have had any impact on decision-making. It is so obvious that
the Acres Road option is the one that was pre-determined and no matter what
anyone says, does or proves, this is the recommendation that Mr. Taylor and
his associates will table.

WC#759
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
4 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
QWhy would you want to build a bridge on a like which is much wider than most
parts of the river. The biggest cost to building a bridge it\'s length as
opposed to building on solid ground. Build one further east, make it a toll
bridge, perhaps where the Cumberald farry now is, in facdt have the owner of
the ferry build it and recover the money with tolls, ban trucks over a certain
tonnage on the other bridges.

WC#760
Importance:        High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island : [x] Lower Duck Island
:
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge crossing Lac Deschesne will have serious impact on nautical
activities not to mention causing visual, sound and environmental pollution in
a major recreational sector of the National Capital.

Kettle Island proposal will have serious negative socio economical impact on
well established communities not to mention a poor choice given its
environmentally protected status. What kind of political message will
resonate from such disregard? Let\'s not repeat the same past errors (Kings
Street) and think long term by ensuring heavy traffic is diverted to major
transportation corridors established well outside the already congested
greater Ottawa.

WC#761
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ʼs Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC#762
Importance:           High
Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
1 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
1. I attended the public session and found quite objectionable that Mr. Taylor
stated that the impact of the crossing on property values would not figure in
the calculation of weighting. Of the 3 western sites to be considered. Holly
Acres and Moodie are mature neighbourhoods whose property values have already
been demonstrated to have declined dramatically. This western bridge, by
admission of ROCHE-NCE, will not occur for at least 20 years. However, should
one of these two sites be chosen, the owners of homes will forever suffer
significant loss of income. To not take this into consideration in the
weighting is scandalous and shows the process to be both flawed and fixed.

2. The costing of the Holly Acres and Moodie bridges has been artificially
fixed at a dramatically low number. Such a low figure can only be possible if
the height of the bridge is lower than now permitted by law. Furthermore, the
claim that there will need be no interchange alterations is patently absurd.
Further, the estimated rush hour traffic load of 2000 cars each direction per
hour, with the design as currently shown, will result in huge back-ups on the
bridge and on Holly Acres because of traffic lights both at Carling and at
Stonehedge Park. Your true bridge cost is closer to $1B, not $500M

WC#763
If you said “Yes” then fill out the Interprovincial
Crossings EA Study Public Comment form or e-
mail info@ncrcrossings.ca
There are 7 categories being suggested to evaluate the
proposed Ottawa River Crossings – indicate what you
think should be the appropriate weights:

1. Traffic & Transportation
(includes Trucks, Traffic, Road Connections to Provincial Highways, Transit)
_5%
4. Water Use & Resources
(Impact on Water Purification Plants, Sailing Activities)
_60%
2. Natural Environment
(includes Species at Risk, Air Quality, Greenhouse Gases, Fisheries & Fish Habitat, Hydrological,
Terrestrial)
_20%
5. Socio-Economic
(includes Golf Courses, Potential for Development)
__0%
3. Cultural Environment
(includes Heritage, Archeological, Community, Recreation)
_10%
6. Land Use & Property
(Residential, Recreational, Commercial, Farmland)
__0%
7. Costs(includes Capital, Operating & maintenance
_5%
WC#764
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
The above suggested categories to evaluate the proposed Ottawa River Crossings
should be afforded the following weights in %:

1.   Traffic & Transportation 5%
2.   Natural Environment 10%
3.   Cultural Environment 15%
4.   Water Use & Resources 30%
5.   Socio-Economic 5%
6.   Land Use & Property 20%
7.   Costs 15%

WC#765
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :
Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
5 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As a taxpayer in Bay Ward, I vigorously endorse the facts and arguments set
out by Councillor Cullen in his detailed submission opposing a Bridge across
Lac Deschenes. In a time of conscientious public sensitivity to the natural
environment, it defies public preference and opinion to consider a bridge
crossing at Lac Deschenes that will irrevocably alter the Ottawa River and the
affected shoreline. In addition, one only needs to spend some time at Andy
Hayden Park to realize that, for many citizens, it is an oasis of quiet and
solace from the very traffic and noise that the bridge will precipitate upon
the Park environment and its users. Finally, with energy prices soaring, a
bridge can only encourage greater vehicle traffic at a time when alternative
transportation modes should be explored and promoted. Please cease and desist
from this excessively costly and unwanted proposal.

WC#766
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
1 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
2 - Socio-economic Environment;
3 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
Our concern is that the public will not have a chance to review and comment on
the criteria weightings that will be chosen by a committee prior to the
technically preferred option being presented. This is a significant lack of
transparency and due process.

Why is the weighting of the evaluation criteria not being made public
beforehand?

Other concerns include:

-     The RCMP stables should be considered built heritage
-     The Rockcliffe Parkway should be considered a cultural landscape
-     The Rockcliffe Airport should be considered a cultural landscape
-     Has the noise and degradation of air quality around the Montfort
Hospital being considered?

We cannot comprehend how the transportation sub-factors attribute value to the
routing of truck traffic outside of higher density areas (i.e., outside of or
near the greenbelt). The current definition of downtown seems to be getting
traffic off of Kind Edward which is simplistic. There is value to routing
completely away from higher density areas as witnessed by other major urban
centres with ring roads that are a significant distance outside of the
downtown (i.e., Saskatoon, Winnipeg). The ring road concept has been talked
about for years - get on with it!

PS: Who are the major property owners on the Quebec side that would benefit
from the Kettle Island route?

WC#767
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
5 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
     As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac Deschenes at Holly
Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active sailing communities in
Canada.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for decades.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both the BYC and NSC
sailing schools.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding unnecessary hazards.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and kitesurfing in the
Capital.
      With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring noise and pollution to
a rare oasis of peace in the city.
      At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and
would be an unacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
      A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416 interchanges as well
as numerous expropriations which are not taken into account in the costs to taxpayers.
      A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the Britannia Water
Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and *our municipal water supply must be protected.*
      Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and protected.
      Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is enjoyed by ten of
thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC#768
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
7 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
-do not believe the consultants are aware of the current situation at the 416
interchange and can\'t figure out where they are going to put the extra cars
into this full interchange at peak hours.
-the consultants said that no extra space would be needed on the approaches of
the bridges but it does not seem understandable that the volume of traffic
they are speaking about would be able to be handled into the interchange at
416
- We have contacted a local bridge builder who lives in the community( builder
has done work with NCC) and he estimates that the bridge would cost double the
cost that the Mr.Taylor estimated at the last City of Ottawa meeting. Cost
can be given low so that that the weightings are favourable for the Holly
Acres crossing. How does the public get protected from the consultants making
this mistake? We live in the community and this is our assests that are being
destroyed.

-The the value of Andrew Haydon Park has not been outlined fairly in
material shared with the community. The consultants do not appreciate the
volume of traffic from all over Ottawa that uses the park and the river for
activities. Activities held by social and handicapped groups use both the
park and the river .A large number of saillers, windsurfing,kite boarding,
canoer and kayaker use the river. National and International groups train in
the river for sailing.
Dance ,music and theatre groups and fund raisers use the park .
To destroy this natural environment would not be in the best interest to the
City or Province.

- The bridge would be a cause for concern if there was an envirnomental
spill.The spill will hit our water filteration plant.

NCC need to consider it placement of future bridges and book space now for
furture needs. Do not destroy community playgrounds to create more pollution.

Please remove the Holly Acres and Moodie Crossing from you list.

WC#769
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
6 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
5 - Socio-economic Environment;
1 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ₼s Capital
and is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park
would be ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC#770
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
2 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
1. My wife and I are so opposed to the bridge proposed at Holly Acres Road
that we will never vote for any politician who supports this option. We live
on the water and currently enjoy the unobstructed view of the natural beauty
of Lac Deschenes. We also make frequent use of Andrew Hayden Park and belong
to the Nepean Sailing Club. This costly bridge would be a monstrosity to look
at if it crosses at the widest part of the lake, and would reduce enjoyment of
both the park and the Nepean Sailing Club by all who use it. It would also
reduce our property value due to the noise and visual pollution. We see no
benefits and substantial losses in material and esthetic values from the
building of such a bridge. Furthermore even though we would live right beside
the bridge we can\'t imagine using it as it wouldn\'t take us where we want to
go in Quebec. We would continue to use the existing bridges.

2. Traffic is already stop and go on the Queensway in the morning and evening.
Many cars get off at Holly Acres Road to shorten their trip and travel on
Carling and Richmond Road congesting local traffic. The proposed bridge will
only exacerbate this situation.

3. A large long bridge at Holly Acres Road will be very costly and will not
provide an economic return. Consider the costly upgrade to the Champlain
Bridge which resulted in only one extra shared lane that is vastly
underutilized because it can only be used by cars containing two or more
people. When the lane is used, it is largely occupied by cars with only one
person, who are breaking the law by so doing. All that money for so little
benefit! To the extent that the proposed Holly Acres Bridge bridge requires
the same types of lanes, it will very costly to build and an inefficient way
to move cars; costs that taxpayers like us will be asked to bear. Any bridge
should cross the least amount of water possible not be placed at the widest
point in the lake. Voters and taxpayers will see any large bridge as wasteful
and unnecessary particularly when it increases noise and visual pollution and
congests their roads. Residents of Ontario will be especially upset as such a
bridge will do almost nothing to help them get where they want to go in Quebec
as they already have adequate ways of getting there when they want to cross

WC#771
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island : [x]
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
3 - Traffic and Transportation;
5 - Natural Environment;
1 - Cultural Environment;
6 - Water Use and Resources;
4 - Socio-economic Environment;
2 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :

Submission on the Inter-Provincial Crossing Study - PC#3

Overview

While the Inter-Provincial Crossing Study (the “Study”) purports to be an
expert and impartial assessment of proposed crossing sites between Ottawa and
Gatineau, most city councillors and many local MPPs and MPs appear to have
already decided that Kettle Island is the obvious choice for building a new
crossing. The Ottawa Citizen expressed the same view in a similar rush to
judgment shortly after the Study was commissioned. It appears therefore that
the Study’s recommendations will likely be ignored unless they confirm the
prevailing prejudice for Kettle Island. That said, it is nonetheless clear
that there are compelling reasons not to build an inter-provincial crossing at
Kettle Island.

Lack of Transparency

Bridges and other transportation infrastructure are built to serve a wide
constituency with diverse and often conflicting expectations and needs. What
communities and people comprising this constituency share, however, are common
and legitimate concerns about living next or near to a major expressway and
truck route. A broad based and fair consensus on whether and where to build
one or more inter-provincial crossings can therefore be achieved only through
a decision-making process that fully and openly addresses these concerns.

The Study raised expectations that, (a) it would facilitate this process
through an independent, transparent and expert assessment of proposed crossing
sites based on the latest thinking and evidence regarding whether and how to
build expressways, and (b) armed with the results of the Study, decision-
makers would then be able to assess which, if any of the recommended crossing
sites could support a major expressway and truck route, without unduly harming
the quality of life of nearby neighbourhoods. I no longer share these
expectations.

The approach of most city councillors and many local MPPs and MPs has thus far
been to gang up on an area outside their constituency - in this case
communities next or near the Kettle Island crossing site – and try to foist on
their residents burdens that their own constituents find unacceptable for
themselves. Such crass NIMBYism can only be addressed through a process that
identifies a standard, based on public input and relevant scientific research,
for determining whether and on what basis the burdens imposed by a proposed
expressway and truck route on nearby residents exceed what they or anyone else
should reasonably be expected to bear in the name of the so called “greater
public good”. The nature of this standard depends on how the Study’s
evaluation criteria are weighed.

The weight assigned to the evaluation criteria will be based on assumptions
regarding their relative importance. These assumptions will necessarily
reflect various policy preferences and values - a fact that the Study masks by
implying that it is a neutral matter to be decided on the basis of a
mathematical formula described as the “Weighted Additive Method”. These
preferences and values, and the weights assigned to the Study’s evaluation
criteria have yet to be discussed, let alone disclosed.

The Study’s claim of transparency is therefore disingenuous at best and, at
worst, deliberately misleading. It leads one to suspect that the Study is
little more than a charade meant to produce a pre-determined outcome that
reflects the prevailing bias among many politicians for building an inter-
provincial crossing at Kettle Island.

No Crossing at Kettle Island

Nobody wants, or should have to live in the shadow of a noisy, polluting and
potentially dangerous truck route. That many do because of past planning
mistakes is no reason to keep repeating those mistakes. Whereas other cities
around the world are taking bold steps to redress the social and environmental
damage caused by expressways built through urban centres by dismantling them
and either re-routing traffic around the city on ring roads, or through
tunnels underground, the inclusion of the Kettle Island as a crossing option
necessarily implies a willingness to embrace obsolete planning ideas. The past
application of these ideas in Ottawa ravaged the inner-city community of
Lowertown, with the construction of the MacDonald-Cartier Bridge, and almost
did the same to New Edinburgh with a proposal to re-direct truck traffic down
the Vanier Parkway through what is now a park by the Rideau River. The same
ideas now threaten communities a few kilometres east at Kettle Island.

The fact that all current inter-provincial crossings are situated within the
Greenbelt indicates that communities in this area have thus far borne the
entire burden of such misconceived thinking. People and their neighbourhoods
within the Greenbelt should not be further sacrificed to the demands of (a)
the trucking industry which, having transported goods in many cases from
hundreds or thousands miles away, claim that it is impractical to travel a few
extra kilometres to reach destinations in or beyond Ottawa and Gatineau, and
(b) Gatineau and other commuters who, having chosen a car-based life style
that both promotes, and is the result of urban sprawl, seek to maintain and
foster that lifestyle to the detriment of densification efforts aimed at
creating a more liveable and sustainable city.

A proper weighing and application of the Study’s evaluation criteria suggest
that, far from being an obvious choice for building an inter-provincial
crossing, as some claim, Kettle Island is in fact the worst choice. A crossing
at Kettle Island would see thousand of trucks per day, many laden with
dangerous goods, travelling near and often next to established residential
areas, elementary and other schools, a national museum, the RCMP training
centre and musical ride facilities, a community college, numerous parks and
green areas, and a major hospital, and through or over Kettle Island itself,
which is currently a conservation area. Even without taking into account
parks, such as London Terrace Park, and social infrastructure, such as the
Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre, which the Study apparently ignored or missed
(despite their location next to the proposed expressway and truck route) it is
clear that no other crossing site has anywhere near the number of affected
neighbourhoods, and social, cultural, health care and recreational facilities
as does Kettle Island.

The Study also fails properly to account for the fact that a crossing at
Kettle Island would turn the Aviation Parkway into a noisy and polluting
expressway and cut through one of the most picturesque and oft-used segments
of the Rockcliffe Parkway. According to the National Capital Commission, these
are not just roads but scenic gateways that link city and country and put
people in touch with the Canadian landscape. That the National Capital
Commission would consider sacrificing these parkways and associated
recreational areas to commuter and truck traffic is unfathomable.

The Study further fails to acknowledge what a previous inter-provincial plan
already recommended namely; building any future inter-provincial crossing far
from the downtown core to relieve inner city congestion by dispersing traffic
destined for elsewhere over a wider area and discouraging car use in areas
better served by bus service. Building a crossing at Kettle Island would
promote the opposite result, and create congestion at various proposed
access/exit points, including Montreal and Hemlock Roads, Beechwood Avenue and
the Rockcliffe Parkway.

Finally, the Study fails to acknowledge the access and traffic congestion
problems posed by the 417/174 split, to which the Aviation Parkway is
connected. To begin with, the Aviation Parkway (heading north) is only
accessible from the split to traffic travelling west bound on the 417.
Moreover, because of the tangle of roads at this junction, the split cannot
easily be re-configured to allow access from other directions. And even if it
could be re-configured, this would only exacerbate what is already intolerable
peak hour traffic congestion, which will only get worse once the Ontario
government proceeds with its plan to widen 174. While Ottawa has refused to
participate in this endeavour for now, on the ground that it would encourage
commuter traffic and therefore also encourage urban sprawl east of Ottawa, it
nonetheless acknowledges the need for such expansion in the near future as
traffic on the 174 continues to increase.

The best solution in the circumstances is to channel east and west bound
traffic on the 417 through and away from the split, respectively, to a
crossing site further east. This would also accommodate other plans, such as
building a ring road which, while not currently a priority, will certainly
become one as Ottawa continues to grow.

WC#772
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
2 - Natural Environment;
3 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
We need public transport such as light rail - we cannot allow our lovely city
to be ruined by the incessant desire for people to get to places quickly in
cars with no regard to the use of our land and waterways for recreational
purposes. Putting a bridge across Lac Deschenes is as big a mistake as putting
the Gardiner Expressway into Toronto or the above-ground expressways into
Boston - now largely removed by the \"Big Dig\" - the most costly
construction project ever.

A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada . A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate
sail racing courses used for decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools. A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the
safety of sailing by adding unnecessary hazards. A bridge over Lac Deschenes
would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and kitesurfing in the Capital.

WC#773
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
5 - Cultural Environment;
2 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
7 - Land Use and Property;
4 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on Lac
Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for both
the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kitesurfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach the
Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.
Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge.

WC#774
Importance:      High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
3 - Natural Environment;
4 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
7 - Socio-economic Environment;
6 - Land Use and Property;
5 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canad. It would reduce the safety of our sport by
adding unnecessary hazards, it would irreparably harm the best windsurfing and
kite surfing in the Capital.
With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would bring
noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the Golden
Gate Bridge and would be an unacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
A bridge would destroy a beautiful park, Lac Deschenes and its surrounding
landscapes should be preserved and protected.
Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and is
enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would be
ruined by the construction of a bridge. We must preserve Lac Deschenes for
future generations to enjoy.

WC#774
Dear Sir,

On behalf of the Lindenlea Community Association I would like to submit the following
summary comments. We plan on submitting more comprehensive input over the coming
weeks once we have had an opportunity to review the recently published and posted
information on your website, including related to commercial traffic projections.

1. Methodology

The published list of factors and sub-factors does not include a relative weighting scale.
This strikes us as problematic insofar as the public cannot judge the rationale or logic of
the eventual decision-making. There also seem to be a number of relevant factors which
are absent from the established list. These include effects on traffic patterns in residential
neighbourhoods, impact on cultural institutions and proximity to existing interprovincial
crossings.

2. Commercial Traffic Study

The published study related to anticipated volumes of truck traffic depending on the east
end crossing option chosen assumed that commercial traffic would continue to use the
King Edward/MacDonald Cartier bridge corridor. This is problematic as the City of
Ottawa official plan specifies the removal of truck traffic from the downtown core as a
critical rationale for any additional crossing. By assuming trucks would continue to use
the downtown route, the diversion from which is the key rationale for another
interprovincial crossing, the study is fatally flawed and its conclusions unreliable.

3. Option 5: Kettle Island

The Lindenlea Community Assocation has serious concerns regarding Option 5.

    •   The Kettle Island location is a short distance away from the downtown core and
        would do little to divert commercial and other vehicular traffic away from the
        central part of the city. Users of the bridge living eastwards of that corridor,
        would thus be forced to drive into the central core in order to cross what was
        intended to serve the eastern communities of both provinces. There is a related
         concern of severing the neighbourhoods located just eastwards of this corridor
         from the rest of “inside the greenbelt” portions of the city.
    •    A crossing at that location would produce increased stress on the Rockcliffe
         Parkway which is already at maximum capacity at rush hour periods. Moreover as
         the ceremonial route of the nation’s capital, it is inconceivable that the City and
         the nation’s interests would be served by creating a corridor that would cause
         massive increased traffic flows along this route.
    •    The integrity of the recreational pathways and use of the existing greenspace
         would be jeopardized by a crossing at this location. The lands along the Ottawa
         River from the Aviation Museum to the Prime Minister’s residence and Rideau
         Hall form an uninterrupted greenbelt along the riverbank that reflects the historic
         importance and national significance of this approach.
    •    The proximity of Canada’s cultural treasures such as the Aviation museum and
         the RCMP stables to the Kettle Island corridor would risk destroying their use and
         enjoyment.
    •    The impact on residential neighbourhoods lying between the Kettle Island
         corridor and the downtown core would be adverse in terms of noise, pollution and
         increased traffic. Living in close proximity to the MacDonald-Cartier bridge,
         these neighbourhoods are already bearing the brunt of the absence of true city
         periphery crossings.
    •    Lastly, an additional crossing so close to the city centre would not serve the
         objective of diverting commercial traffic out of the central core – bringing
         commercial traffic within 4 kilometres of the MacDonald Cartier bridge. With the
         anticipated growth of the city over the coming decades, a Kettle Island corridor
         would become increasingly “central”, and distant from the east end residents and
         commercial users it would be intended to serve.


The Lindenlea Community Association looks forward to providing further views and
engaging in the consultation process over the coming months.

WC#775
Importance:          High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x]
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
4 - Traffic and Transportation;
6 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
7 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
1 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
This would ruin the only national class sailing area in the Natioal Capital
Area where major sailing competions have been held for decades.
It would also ruin one of the nicest natural enviornments in the region. Even
before the turn of the century, a street car line was built out to this, then
rural water play ground area, so the residents of Ottawa could enjoy it\'s
natural beauty.
I\'m strongly opposed to any bridge over Lac Deschenes!

WC#776
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
: [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) : [x] Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
[x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
6 - Traffic and Transportation;
4 - Natural Environment;
2 - Cultural Environment;
1 - Water Use and Resources;
3 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
7 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :
To build a bridge across Lac Deschênes would destroy a very valuable recreational asset of the region. The
quality of live would suffer greatly and the region would lose one of its very strong selling points.

WC#777
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) : [x] Kettle Island :
Lower Duck Island :
Gatineau Airport :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Petrie Island Corridor :
Masson-Anger-Cumberland :
All corridors :
Other (specify) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
--------------------------
2 - Traffic and Transportation;
1 - Natural Environment;
7 - Cultural Environment;
4 - Water Use and Resources;
6 - Socio-economic Environment;
5 - Land Use and Property;
3 - Costs.

Vos commentaires :

   As concerned sailor and citizen, I oppose the construction of a bridge on
Lac Deschenes at Holly Acres or Moodie Dr. for the following reasons:
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm one of the most active
sailing communities in Canada.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate sail racing courses used for
decades.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would eliminate the sail training areas for
both the BYC and NSC sailing schools.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would reduce the safety of our sport by adding
unecessary hazards.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would irreparably harm the best windsurfing
and kitesurfing in the Capital.
   With 4000 cars and trucks per hour, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would
bring noise and pollution to a rare oasis of peace in the city.
   At more than 3 km, a bridge over Lac Deschenes would be longer than the
Golden Gate Bridge and would be an unnacceptable cost to us taxpayers.
   A bridge over Lac Deschenes would require major changes to the 417 and 416
interchanges as well as numerous expropriations which are not taken into
account in the costs to taxpayers.
   A spill occurring on a bridge at Holly Acres or Moodie Drive could reach
the Britannia Water Filtration Plant within 15 minutes and our municipal water
supply must be protected.

   Lac Deschenes and its surrounding landscapes should be preserved and
protected.
   Andrew Haydon Park is a cultural and natural gem in Canada ’s Capital and
is enjoyed by ten of thousands of visitors each year. Andrew Haydon Park would
be ruined by the construction of a bridge.
   Thank you for your help in preserving Lac Deschenes.

WC#778
Dear Mr. Taylor
It has been suggested by our community association (Crystal Beach Lakeview Community
Association) that residents comment on the study proposing new crossings of the Ottawa River.
Two of these proposed crossings are of direct interest to me as a resident adjacent to Acres
Road. Theses comments are provided in response to the request for comments from the public
following the Session 3 consultation and it is requested that these be taken into consideration in
the planning for future river crossings in the National Capital region.
Unfortunately, it has not been possible for me to attend the public meetings or follow the study
developments in detail due to work commitments and travel. However, I have had a chance
during the past few days to review the material from the web site. This includes the proposed
location maps, the traffic studies, the estimated costs, the memos on alternative proposals and the
methods of evaluation. There is much to be concerned about.
In these notes I will first comment on some of the general findings of the study and their
implications for the transportation infrastructure development. This will be followed by mention
of a few issues with some of the less desirable alternatives. In summary, the findings of the
study indicate clearly that building a new bridge does not solve transportation problems. Indeed,
without supporting connections, any new bridge will simply perpetuate existing congestion and
extend it to other areas. The traffic studies, for example, indicate that a new bridge will not
reduce the traffic problems in the Ottawa city centre core streets. A plan for the transportation
infrastructure must include not only new river crossings and their highway linkages to through-
ways, but also diversion of the existing M-C traffic from the city streets and the incorporation of
rail and transit traffic into the new and existing infrastructure. Without a multi-mode integrated
plan congestion will continue to fester to the detriment of the community and its residents.
The real reason for building major infrastructure, such as the bridges considered in this study, is
to improve the communications and transportation capability for the residents of the region. In
this particular case there is also the additional important goal of removing the intolerable levels of
commercial and commuter traffic through the surface streets of the Ottawa city centre core. That
problem is the direct result of a lack of planning and followthrough for the existing “McDonald-
Cartier” (M-C) bridge crossing. It is paramount in the consideration of the new plan that the
mistakes of that project are not repeated (and indeed are corrected). Bridges cannot be built in
isolation and must, from the outset, be carefully integrated into the traffic flows and the
infrastructure at each end. It is not good enough to build a bridge and simply dump the traffic
onto local streets (as the M-C bridge example shows). Unfortunately, many of the new crossing
proposals do simply dump the crossing traffic on local streets spreading the congestion into new
neighbourhoods. Suitable connecting facilities must be provided and in the case of the major
crossings being studied, this means major transportation facilities must also be built to support the
traffic.
The traffic analysis reported on the study web site is revealing. Below I have summarised the
traffic estimates from the simulations showing the percentage reduction in the M-C bridge peak
commercial traffic for each alternative. Also shown is the % reduction in the total traffic on the
two existing core crossings.
Table 1 – core traffic reductions with new bridges (from Roche/NEC report)
            M-C traffic Chaudiere traffic         Core total new bridge traffic      % traffic reduction in
M-C       % traffic reduction total core
0      No new bridge 4228 1480 5708
1      Kanata-Pink 3960 1326 5711 425 6.34% 7.44%
3      Moodie-Deschenes           4064 1136 5710 510 3.88% 8.93%
4      Acres-Deschenes 4118 1066 5710 526 2.60% 9.21%
5      Kettle-Island 2555 1429 5709 1725 39.57% 30.22%
6      Lower Duck 2680 1404 5709 1625 36.61% 28.46%
7      EastDuck-Aeroport         3130 1425 5708 1153 25.97% 20.20%
8      10th line - Mineault 3294 1439 5706 973 22.09% 17.05%
9      Isle Petrie 3295 1446 5709 968 22.07% 16.96%
10      Cumberland- Mason          3768 1462 5709 479 10.88% 8.39%

       What these numbers show is that the new bridge doesn’t solve transportation problems.
The best reductions in the M-C Bridge traffic are estimated of the order of 40% still leaving 60%
on the existing city streets. That is an unacceptable 2500 vehicles in the peak. Given that the
traffic estimates for 2031 likely include some growth, even with the new bridge, the core street
traffic will see, at best, a minor reduction from current levels. Many of the other alternatives
have hardly any effect on the core traffic and are likely well below the uncertainties in the
modelling of traffic 20 years in the future. These traffic flows are the obvious result of the
concentration of the commercial traffic sources and destinations in the Gatineau/Pte.Gatineau
areas on the Quebec side and in the South-Eastern/HWY417 area of Ottawa.
The key message here is that the new bridge still leaves unacceptable levels of commercial traffic
on the Ottawa core city streets. Any new bridge must be planned and built as a part of total
transportation networks.
During the course of the study, additional alternatives to bridges were suggested in the public
consultation.
One of these suggestions was to provide tunnels for the traffic flows from the south end of the
existing M-C Bridge. Reports of several of these alternatives were summarised in the report from
Chris Gordon of Roche/NCE to the study file (5-May-2008). This report suggested that such
tunnels should not be considered because a new bridge was needed in any case to handle
additional traffic. In the light of the traffic studies, this is a badly flawed conclusion. As the
Roche/NCE studies show, the new bridges provide minimal or no reduction for the M-C traffic
on the Ottawa streets. Clearly whatever, bridge option is selected, a solution such as a tunnel
connection from the south of the M-C bridge to the highway 417, is required. While such a
project does not, of course, increase the capacity of the M-C Bridge, it does very much to solve
the problem of the traffic on the core city streets and complete the infrastructure that was
expected when the M-C Bridge was built. Such a project should be undertaken immediately as it
is the only means that will address a major objective of the crossing study and satisfactorily
reduce the transit traffic through the Ottawa core streets. The NCR crossing study will be
deficient until it contains full proposals for removing the commercial and commuter traffic from
the Ottawa streets.
Another of the suggestions made as part of the public consultation was usage of the railway
crossing at the “Prince-of-Wales” bridge. This consideration was summarised in the report by
Roche/NCE to the study file (17-December-2007). This report attempts to conclude that such a
crossing should not be considered because only 90 truck equivalents would make use of it. This
conclusion is at variance with the information in the document and is, at best badly misleading
and gives a false conclusion. The figure of 90 trucks was created in the Roche/NCE report
based on an assumed 10% fraction of the 509 trucks sampled by the MTO’s summer 2007 truck
survey in Ottawa (adjusted to 2031 traffic levels). More properly this number would be 10% of
the 2031 crossing traffic projection (5078). A more appropriate number should be 570 trucks at
the peak, based on the 2031 crossing traffic estimated in the Roche/NCE reports. This is fully as
much reduction in the core crossing traffic as predicted for 4 out of the 10 new crossing
proposals. The 10% number is reported as being used by some older studies. In reality the
fraction of traffic using rail depends critically on the availability of services at a suitable rate. In
the Ottawa region, there is already a significant flow of industrial materials that are loaded into
trucks at rail served industries on the Quebec side, trucked across to Ottawa and reloaded for rail
transport out of the Ottawa area. This truck transhipment is used simply because the railway
companies on the two sides of the river and the bridge owner cannot agree on a reasonable rate.
The potential for alternative transport is thus quite large if the regulatory rate distortions can be
removed.
The MTO summer 2007 truck survey, as indicated in the Roche/NCE paper, reported that 73 of
the 509 surveyed trucks (14%) were just passing through. The survey also showed that 186
trucks (36%) had an origin or destination outside the Ottawa/Gatineau region. All of this traffic
is amenable to alternate crossing methods. In reality the Prince of Wales bridge option,
according to the numbers in MTO survey and the Roche/NCE report, has the potential to handle
36% of the commercial traffic. This amount is equivalent to the best of the new bridge options.
This alternative cannot be ignored and must be further studied in the NCR Crossings planning.
The NCR crossing study will be deficient until it contains full proposals for servicing commercial
and commuter traffic using existing and new rail facilities.
During the course of my work as an engineer I have had the opportunity to observe and use the
transportation facilities in many major (and not so major) cities in the world. Some, for example
the Scandinavian capitals (Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Stockholm), face similar climatic and
geographic conditions to Ottawa. In each of these there are well developed transportation
infrastructures. However, these are not exclusively based on road vehicles. In most cases there is
a harmony of streets, highways, tunnel, transit systems and rail services. Together these have
been integrated to provide good service and at the same time not to spoil or disrupt the
environments of the residents. Road traffic is directed away from the city core and mass transit
systems and facilities cater to the traffic throughout the region. These communities have long
ago learned that surrendering to the automobile does not better their community in the long
term. Ottawa must learn from their experience and not repeat the mistakes of other cities
(London is a prime example of how not to plan for traffic growth). The NCR crossing report is
deficient by not including in its consideration any factors other than highway traffic. In spite of
good words in the introduction, none of the bridge alternatives even gives a cursory
consideration of their potential for mass transit services for the NCR community. In this new age
of traffic planning and $2/liter fuel, it is negligent on the part of the planners to have failed to
provide real consideration for multi-mode transit systems.
The Roche/NCE report proposes a very complex process for evaluating and rating the various
alternatives. This involves many “Utility Functions” and “weights”. These schemes are popular in
academic circles as their use of numbers lends veneer of “mathematical” validity to the process.
It also enables many committees to spend hours arguing about factors and their weights.
Everyone argues strenuously to support the factors that they hope will support their desired
conclusion. The “answer” is claimed to be indisputable because it was arrived at by
“mathematics” and everyone is claimed to have “agreed” on the parameters. In reality, as in this
case, there are more variable parameters than there are problems to be solved. The result is
mathematically equivalent to adding random numbers and has little advantage over tossing dice.
With so many interrelated parameters no-one can explain the result or predict the effect of
changing the inputs or the various weighting functions. Whatever the evaluation process it must
be transparent so that its functioning can be understood in detail by not only the residents but
also the future planners and engineers building the facilities. Inevitably there will be changes for
expediency when construction happens. Factors that were key to the selection process are easily
overridden and overlooked during the design and construction phase because no-one
understands their significance. The crossing study must develop a more transparent evaluation
process for the alternatives.
Below I have shown a simple set of factors for the various bridge alternatives. This includes the
traffic supported, the distance to the connecting highway and the projected cost. It is not clear
from the study report what the cost includes. Likely it is simply the estimated cost of the bridge
crossing without the supporting connecting roads. As the M-C Bridge experience has shown, the
proper connection of the bridge traffic to the greater infrastructure is of major significance.
Bridge traffic cannot simply be dumped on local streets for the local community to absorb. That
is both insulting to the community and insulting to the travellers who expect a smooth journey on
the new infrastructure. However, from these numbers it is possible to calculate a simple figure
of merit in the cost per vehicle for each alternative. Whatever its shortcomings, cost is inevitably
the most final factor in project planning.
Table 2 – illustrating performance factors for bridge crossings.
            new bridge traffic % traffic reduction total centre          # traffic lights to highway distance
to highway connections (Km) new bridge cost millions $              cost/traffic ratio - dollars per peak
commercial vehicle crossing
0      do nothing
1      Kanata-Pink 425 7.44% 11 ?? 455 $1,070,588
3      Moodie-Deschenes         510 8.93% 9            ?? 615 $1,205,882
4      Acres-Deschenes 526 9.21% 7               ?? 554 $1,053,232
5      Kettle-Island 1725 30.22% 8             8.4 366 $212,174
6      Lower Duck 1625 28.46% 6                  4.6 387 $238,154
7      EastDuck-Aeroport       1153 20.20% 2            3.1 485 $420,642
8      10th line - Mineault 973 17.05% 2              2.76 520 $534,430
9      Isle Petrie 968 16.96% 4              2.23 511 $527,893
10      Cumberland- Mason        479 8.39% 3             4.08 355 $741,127
In this summary, the cost/benefit of the crossing alternatives is illustrated. The west crossing
alternatives 1-4 are the among the most expensive, the least effective in reducing core street
traffic and the most expensive in terms of cost per vehicle carried. These four alternatives (the
tunnel crossing is not detailed in this summary) are also completely unsupported by highway
infrastructure connections. There is no appropriate connecting highway on the Quebec side and
the traffic would be forced through an impractical number of traffic-signal controlled surface
intersections. A significant number of traffic signals also are part of the routing on the Ontario
side with 6 on Moodie drive and 4 needed on Acres road. The easternmost crossing (10) also
seems inefficient as it carries a small amount of traffic, has a high cost per vehicle and requires a
long backhaul via Hwy174 to reach the major highway.
As closing I will make some specific comments on the western crossings of most concern to me
personally. I live adjacent to Acres road and work at laboratories on Moodie Drive. Usually I
walk to work. In both of these cases (3 and 4) the proposed bridge crosses the middle of Lac
Deschenes requiring a bridge of over two kilometres in length shore-to-shore. It is normal
engineering practice to build bridges at narrows in the waters not at the widest point. These
alternatives thus result in a bridge of unusually excessive length that is both very costly to build
and very costly to maintain. In addition, neither location is supported by decent connecting
highways on either side of the river. On the Quebec side there is no nearby network highway.
On the Ontario side, there is proximity to the Highway 417. But the connections each contain
traffic signals and many intersections that would severely constrict the traffic flow. (Note that
the Roche/NCE plan shows only a single light at the intersection of Carling and Acres Road,
however, there is already a light at the transit way crossing and additional lights would be
required at Acres Road and Stonehedge and Acres and Creekside to permit these residents to
enter and exit from their homes.) Currently at peak times in the morning and evening both
Moodie Drive and Acres Road are saturated with traffic such that it is bumper-to-bumper from
the highway to Carling Avenue and difficult for local traffic to cross the road. Any disruption
on the highway 417 also puts further overflow traffic on these streets and Carling Avenue. It
would be negligent of the project planners to propose either of these two alternatives given the
unacceptable experience with unplanned surface traffic from the M-C Bridge and the incapacity
of the existing roads to absorb the additional traffic. In both these alternatives expropriation of
many homes and the Andrew-Hayden Park is also required. Such behaviour in destroying
community and cultural centres is simply unacceptable for an alternative that is excessively
expensive and of the least value in improving the region’s transportation needs.
In summary it should be noted that the construction of a new bridge, by itself, does little if
nothing to improve the overall transportation system. It does not solve the surface road traffic
problems of the centre core with the M-C Bridge. Contrary to what is suggested in the
Roche/NCE summaries the improvement of the traffic from the south end of the M-C Bridge to
the highway 417, such as by means of a tunnel, is needed to solve the core traffic problem. This
must be included in the traffic plan, and indeed work begun on this phase immediately as the
core congestion problem will only continue to get worse without it. Also contrary to the
conclusions suggested in the Riche/NCE report, multi-mode traffic solutions must be included in
any crossing plan. The potential for the Prince-of-Wales bridge to handle commercial traffic is
equal or better than any of the new bridge alternatives. Its rehabilitation and inclusion in an
overall traffic plan must be included in any plans for future river crossings. Finally, the bridge
proposals have completely failed to consider or plan for usage as public transit services. This
aspect must be addressed fully with proposals for bridges providing public mass transit services
before the crossing study proceeds to the nest phase. In short, a new bridge crossing may be
needed for future traffic growth, but such crossing plan can only be developed and approved
with due consideration to the multi-mode nature of transportation and the preservation of
community and cultural facilities.
I hope that you have found these comments and suggestions helpful.
I would be happy to answer questions should you wish to discuss further.

WC#779
Thank you for the opportunity to provide my comments on the Interprovincial Crossings Study.
I am disappointed that the Prince of Wales bridge is no longer being considered as a stand-alone option
as outlined under the Terms of Reference. As you know, the City of Ottawa, Gatineau and the NCC have
been discussing the challenges of moving goods and people for nearly 20 years.(1) Given that the
Prince of Wales bridge connects to a functioning rail corridor, it is shocking that this option is only being
considered as a component of Alternatives 3 and 7.
I am very pleased that we are working together to address our shared problems, however the pace that
these studies have been progressing is frustratingly slow. Residents in my ward are tired of having their
residential streets cater to commuters. We need to continue to develop these studies and implement
long-term solutions to these transportation concerns. The Prince of Wales bridge needs to be included
in all our interprovincial transportation plans.
I look forward to the next phase of public consultation.

WC#780
Three weeks ago, I moved into my new house, and on the first day of occupancy, I
discovered my home was a potential expropriation for a bridge crossing on Moodie.
Given the circumstances of my move from Britannia Village to have a fresh start,
adding this element was *very* distressing - there was a sexual assault on one of my
kids. This stuff happens in real life, and I have no intention or need to keep the reality
of it ‘under the carpet’. Part of my point here is how are buyers supposed to safeguard
against such plans when there is no facility in place for a lawyer to advise clients of
these things?

Regardless, enclosed please find my comments regarding the Interprovincial Crossing
Study. In summary, with attached documentary evidence, my comments are:

1.       Section 6.0.10: Residential Potential Buy-Out
The number of homes to be expropriated for the Moodie option is significantly under-
stated - pls see attached verified against a satellite image overlayed to the
Roche/NCC plans– I count 34 homes.

2.        I am very distressed that at the outset, obvious options are excluded, since the
very purpose of an EA is to *fully* evaluate and weigh all options. I would like
an explanation as to why a Deschenes Rapids crossing was excluded.
•         Reasons provided
–         poor highway connection --> Chemin Vanier is of equal quality to other
options
–         too many homes to be expropriated (50+) --> commercial property only at
Ch. Vanier and Blvd Lucerne + connection via the Trasitway at Woodruff
may take a few homes at Kingsley Rd. I cannot see 50 homes anywhere.
–         proximity to the water filtration plant --> a bridge can easily go behind the
filtration plant entirely
At a national policy level, to have a master plan that encourages a larger citywide carbon
footprint (ie more urban sprawl and more vehicles usage) is ludicrous – why are
vehicular bridges being considered at all?

WC#781
Importance:       High

Secteur(s) d'intérêt (si applicable)
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Kanata - Aylmer (Chemin Pink) | Kanata - Aylmer (boulevard des allumettières)
:
Lac Deschênes (chemin Moodie) :
Lac Deschênes (chemin Holly Acres) :
Île Kettle :
Île Lower Duck :
Aéroport de Gatineau :
Montée Mineault – 10th Line :
Île Pétrie : [x]
Masson-Anger-Cumberland : [x]
Tous les corridors :
Autre (veuillez préciser) :

Sujet(s) d'intérêt
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1 - Circulation et transport :
2 - Milieu naturel :
4 - Milieu socioculturel :
3 - Activités et ressources aquatiques :
6 - Milieu socio-économique :
5 - Utilisation du sol et propriété :
7 - Coûts :

Vos commentaires :
I have been a resident of Orleans for over 30 years and I have commuted by
both bus and car to work in the centretown area. My work in the last 20 years
has required use of a vehicle. Due to the bottleneck at the 417/174 junction,
westbound traffic tie-ups have been an issue for all of these years. My
concerns lie with the added commercial traffic, inadequate roads, impact to
the neighbourhood, impact to existing businesses, and particularly the budding
tourism/recreational development along the Ottawa River at Petrie Island and
the Cumberland/Masson/Angers ferry link. We have an opportunity to develop
the Orleans area as more than a bedroom community, and we need to protect our
community so that it develops in a positive socio-economic way. Protecting
the tourism /recreational aspect will help Orleans to flourish with expanded
facilities along the river. Heavier commercial traffic will have a negative
impact. Due to the limited area along the highway Orleans would quickly
resemble cities like Whitby and Oshawa with a commercial corridor.

WC#782
I live on Dunrobin Road a mile from the March junction. Commuter traffic is
frequently backed up to my lane, waiting their turn onto March Road. Dunrobin
Road is locally known as the "Dunrobin Drag Strip" because of the numbers
and speeds of traffic. We understand that the Riddell corridor is to connect
directly with March Road, adding more than a thousand cars per hour but it is
not considered necessary to widen it. Driving it now, during commuter
periods, who share it with numerous school buses that stop to let kids off and
on along March Road, I have seen numerous accidents, and been involved in one.
My daughter works five miles from home, but the only bike path is the smoothed
shoulder of the road and cars use that as a ;passing lane. Not even safe for
pedestrians. More development along that strip is planned, also more along
Dunrobin Road. Riddell Drive should never have been built, it crosses one
of the most sensitive wetland areas in Ottawa with endangered plant and animal
species. There has to be a safer and less destructive route for the
interprovincial bridge to connect directly to a super highway. Please, not
along March Road.

WC#783
Thanks for the responses. Much appreciated. Keep up the good work!

Just as an aside, it is interesting to point out that in Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, a city of 250,000, there are five bridges, while in the Ottawa
region, with a population of one million, there are five bridges. By the
Saskatoon standard, without knowing the number of lanes on all their bridges,
it almost seems that Ottawa should have fifteen bridges.

I agree that it is important to disperse the truck traffic. This really should
be about providing accessibility, while still taking a proper urban planning
approach.

Personally, I think the idea of bridges would sell better if you sold them as
urban rather than highway bridges (ie 4-lane bridges with urbanized and tree-
lined boulevards as the connecting corridors). However, I imagine that you are
leaving the actual design of the bridges, in terms of the lanes and the
character of the corridors leading up to them, to the second phase of the EA.
Nonetheless, it might be an important marketing tool. I think that people are
just afraid that they're going to get another Macdonald-Cartier Bridge and
Highway 5 type of set-up in their neighbourhoods. Highways really don't belong
in the city. Boulevard Allumettieres is good example of a modern urban
corridor. The only thing missing there are business and homes facing out along
the road.

WC#784
Hello. As President of NECA, representing the Ottawa community of New Edinburgh, I must
object to your published study as being incomplete in its current form. The invitation for public
comment at this point seems naïve or insincere, insofar as the study has neglected to provide
complete measurements.
Secondarily, certain measurements provided in the study seem unreasonably angled in favour of
a Kettle Island verdict—which calls into question the study’s fairness. Could it be that your
study has been unduly influenced by City Council having named Kettle Island as its preferred
choice of site?
Specific to these two objections:
1) Study incomplete
a) The study oddly omits an entire category of measurement. The category “Social Environment”
should be included around Page 24, following current item 2 (“Natural Environment”) and
preceding current item 3 (“Cultural Environment”).
b) On page 19, “Traffic and Transportation”: How can the study include no “Truck Traffic”
measurement (1.0.1), when common sense says that that is one of the most important criteria?
c) On page 25, “Cultural Environment”: How can the study include no “Noise Impacts”
measurement (3.2.1), when common sense suggests that it too is one of the most important
criteria?
2) Kettle Island unduly favoured
--On page 25: “Vibration Impacts” (3.2.2), the measurement 0 simply cannot be correct for the
Kettle Island alternative.
That route will send trucks and cars past the Aviation Museum and Montfort Hospital, each of
which contains sensitive material and equipment. How can your study be believed when it
includes such an obvious understating of a disadvantage?
Thank you for considering my objections, which I offer with all respect.

WC#785
Two Ottawa River Crossings are going to be selected by a group of technical
experts using evaluation criteria where they determine the weights and values.

Shouldn't your views count?
Yes ____               No _____
If you said "Yes" then fill out the Interprovincial Crossings EA Study Public
Comment form or e-mail ?FMACROBUTTON HtmlResAnchor info@ncrcrossings.ca

There are 7 categories being suggested to evaluate the proposed Ottawa River
Crossings - indicate what you think should be the appropriate weights:

1. Traffic & Transportation
(includes Trucks, Traffic, Road Connections to Provincial Highways, Transit)
     __5% 4. Water Use & Resources
(Impact on Water Purification Plants, Sailing Activities)   __30%
2. Natural Environment
(includes Species at Risk, Air Quality, Greenhouse Gases, Fisheries & Fish
Habitat, Hydrological, Terrestrial)
     _10% 5. Socio-Economic
(includes Golf Courses, Potential for Development) __5%
3. Cultural Environment
(includes Heritage, Archeological, Community, Recreation)      __15% 6.
Land Use & Property
(Residential, Recreational, Commercial, Farmland)
     __20%
          7. Costs
(includes Capital, Operating & Maintenance __15%

WC#786
Following the request for comments at he Public Consultation , I submit the following information
this July 7, 2008 (consultation extended to July 9, 2008):

1.       The process you are following is useful to address political pressure if the
process is properly applied. Using decision criteria and weights is a recognized
methodology in decision theory. The City of Ottawa had an LRT system
designed with undue political pressure where a Peer Committee confirmed
recently it would not have worked downtown. Too many decision criteria destroy
the process. The Mayor’s Task Force had eleven and a chapter on Safety
awaiting the results of the work from the National Research Council on Tunnel
design (since produced). This ensures appropriate weights are used (do not
drown the fish). The decision criteria 11 address the Environment and
specifically Noise and Particulate Emissions from diesel combustion.
2.       The process of assigning weights is critical and is central to the process.
Currently the weight assigned to peoples safety and health is much too small. I
base my conclusion on the Professional Engineers Code of Ethics, Section 77
of the O. Reg. 941. I noticed at the last meeting the lack of trust towards
Engineers by many of the attendees (including one of the members of your
team who spoke). Both the Quebec and Ontario order are addressing this issues
through the reinforcement of the Code of Ethics (example stronger emphasis to
new Engineers applying for their P.Eng).
A practitioner shall:

regard his duty to public welfare as paramount,

endeavour at all times to enhance the public regard for his profession by extending the
public knowledge thereof and discouraging untrue, unfair or exaggerated statements
with respect to professional engineering,

not express publicly, or while he is serving as a witness before a court, commission or
other tribunal, opinions on professional engineering matters that are not founded on
adequate knowledge and honest conviction, and

endeavour to keep his licence, temporary licence, limited licence or certificate of
authorization, as the case may be, permanently displayed in his place of business.


The first bullet re the public welfare as paramount is an applicable direction in setting the weight and
increasing substantially the impact on people in the decision making process. A major change is needed.

The second and third bullets are also important and I bring to your attention the Priority Substances List
Assessment Report on Respirable Particulate Matter Less Than or Equal to 10 Microns produced by
Environment Canada and Health Canada under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. The
report
indicates the damaging particulates stay in the air from days to weeks and the penetration factor inside
buildings varry from .6 to 1 for Pm2.5 hence the impacted zone will be very large. I also bring to your
attention the City of Ottawa 20/20 report on the subject of air pollution with states that 70 to 89 percent of
all
cancers due to air pollution may be caused by diesel combustion. Both documents make a link to
respiratory
and cardiovascular damage done by particulate emissions. The US Environmental Protection Agency and
the
EURO standards supply more information in the same direction as to the danger of particulate matter from
diesel combustion.


3.      Another source of information also from the
Code of Ethics
Clause 77 of the General Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 941.
Three examples of cases where the Code of Ethics is very important.

Ethical Dilemma # 3
You are a professional engineer employed by the Canadian division of a large multinational company. You
are
aware that a key ingredient in one of your company's products has been linked to a large number of cancer
cases in the U.S. The Ministry of Labour has asked your company to provide information about all of the
ingredients used in the products it manufactures - particularly their possible health risks for workers.
Your supervisor has asked you to prepare this report. In view of your duty to your employer and your
obligation
to the public, including the workers, you are faced with an ethical dilemma.
What would you do?
First, you would need to consider carefully the reliability of the information about a link between a key
ingredient
in one of your company's products and cancer in humans. You must acertain whether this information is a
speculation or the conclusion of a thorough investigation and study.
As a professional engineer, the Code of Ethics requires that you be mindful of public health concerns.
Consequently, you must prepare the report stating the facts as you understand them, and submit it to your
immediate supervisor for his or her review. Your report must provide the information requested by the
ministry,
with a clear statement of the suspected link between the particular ingredient in one of the products and a
large
number of cancer cases. You should expect some objection to including the cancer-link information. If this
happens, you must insist that the reference be retained. You may need to impress upon your employer that
because of your obligation to report truthfully to the Ministry of Labour, you cannot conceal this
information.
I see a similarity in this case with the Political pressure being applied here. I remember discussing with
two
Councillors from the City of Ottawa minutes after they voted on their motion in favor of Kettle Island
where
they assured me that the Mayors Task Force had been wrongly informed as no truck carrying dangerous
goods travelled on King Edward street. Again here Engineers must protect the health and safety of people.



4.         The impact of noise is no longer evaluated as instantaneous in its health impact but
cumulative.
5.         Moving trucks from King Edward Street to the Aviation Parkway would impact more people
as it is densely populated. The move would aggravate the problem. The Mayor’s Task Force
took the noise and pollution plus the dangerous goods transport in recommending a bridge
in line with a ring road.
6.         At the presentation I brought to your attention that a crossing at Cumberland could link to the
309 highway on the Gatineau side and through Frank Kenny Rd which is an existing truck road
without half-loads to Highway 417. I understand the operator of the Ferry Crossing is
prepared, as part of a consortium to build a Toll bridge.
7.         The CEO of the NCC was reported to say at a speech at the joint luncheon on June 17, 2008
between the Eastern Ottawa and Orléans Chambers of Commerce that ‘To me, transit and
planning go together’. In your planning exercise you need to extrapolate the impact of public
transit on your existing data and take into account the fast increasing cost of fuel.
8.         I did not see anything in relation to Pedestrians and Cycling and I draw to your attention the
increasing interest in Cycling as the price of fuel increases and the discussions around
decreasing the carbon footprint.
9.         A second best crossing would be to link with the relocated Rail yard on the Gatineau side and
a transfer yard from large trucks to smaller truck on the Ottawa side. This could have benefit
as an Easterly public Transit crossing for light rail.

In conclusion the impact on the population must have the highest weight overall especially when one
considers these are corridors that tend to widen over their 100 years plus life expectancy hence the planning
for a ring road. Moving from King Edward to the Aviation Parkway (not listed on City plans as a truck
route)
would aggravate the current problem. The Aviation Parkway is shown on the picture of the new Montfort
Hospital that appeared in the Citizen newspaper on July 5, 2008 (that is how close the road is). The
vibrations, noise and particulate matter are factors important to a hospital with services it will offer (list in
the
Citizen article), the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre and the Montfort Long Term Care Centre. If
the
Capital of a G8 country chooses this crossing, I predict this will be discussed for many decades to come.

I hope these comments will be of use to you in your deliberations.

The author was a member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Transportation (Report available on the City of
Ottawa website) and is currently the Chair of the Roads and Cycling Advisory Committee for the City of
Ottawa.

				
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