Thursday, April 9, 2015
Jean Pigott Place
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Presentation at 7 p.m.)
The City held an Information Session about the O'Connor Street Bikeway Functional Planning Study on April 9, 2015. The purpose of the session was to present the preferred concept for the proposed Cross-town Bikeway, including the Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan portion, and provide residents and stakeholders an opportunity to discuss and comment. The material for the portion of the proposed bikeway along O'Connor Street from Glebe Avenue to Fifth Avenue presented at the Information Session can be viewed here:
Open House Display Boards (revised April 9, 2015)
The preferred concept:
- Between Wellington and Pretoria where O'Connor is a one-way street: a separated bi-directional bikeway on the east side of the roadway with a buffer treatment consisting of pre-cast concrete curbs, paint and flexible bollards.
- Between Pretoria and Strathcona where O'Connor is a one-way street: a uni-directional bike lane on the west side and a contraflow bike lane on the east side with a buffer treatment similar to above
- Between Strathcona and Glebe Avenue where O'Connor is a two-way street: a painted bike lane on both sides.*
* The Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan recommends the continuation of this treatment – a painted bike lane on both sides – along O'Connor from Glebe Avenue to Fifth Avenue.
The images below illustrate the preferred concept at two representative locations along O'Connor Street.
Example cross-section of O'Connor Street Bikeway looking north at MacLaren Street (cross-section varies by block; refer to functional plan)
Example cross-section of O'Connor Street Bikeway looking north at Patterson Avenue (cross-section varies by block; refer to functional plan)
The recommended functional design concept shows the proposed treatment for the bikeway along the full length of the O'Connor corridor from Wellington Street to Glebe Avenue.
The recommendation meets the following project objectives:
- The highest level of cycling safety and comfort for all ages and abilities
- A northbound and southbound link as part of the larger existing and planned cycling network
- A short-term, cost effective solution (i.e. limited to work between the curbs and not a full rebuild of the street)
- Supportive of the long-term goal of a Complete Street.
The study has involved a review and evaluation of alternative design options leading to a recommended functional design concept that has the highest likelihood of implementation based on technical feasibility, affordability and community input. If adopted, the City would co-ordinate the works with the planned street resurfacing of O'Connor Street (Somerset to Isabella) and work towards implementation of the bikeway in two phases:
1. Between Laurier Avenue and Glebe Avenue starting in 2016
2. Between Wellington Street and Laurier Avenue starting sometime after 2017.
The project is being planned to meet the requirements of Ontario's Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act that may apply.
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call 3-1-1 or e-mail the project lead below before the event.
Your comments are welcome and encouraged at any point during this study. For more information, please contact:
Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan
Senior Project Engineer, Area Traffic Management
613-580-2424, ext. 33355
Robert Grimwood, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation
613-580-2424 ext. 28757
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave. West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1