All of the Richmond-Byron options impact many more people much more negatively and destroy far more green space than the other options. They’re the only routes that slice a vibrant, liveable neighbourhood in half. They miss the golden opportunity to revitalize Carling Ave, an area that’s far more in need of development than Westboro, which is already surging in development. And in an unreasonable choice of only the Parkway or Richmond-Byron options, all of the Richmond-Byron options are far more expensive and more destructive. Set against any fair, objective, critical examination of all the options, the Richmond-Byron routes are not smart choices for Ottawa.