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Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan

Open House –June 25, 2014

Public Information Session

The City recently held a Public Information Session about this study on June 25, 2014. The purpose of this Public Information Session was to present the evaluation process, the preferred concepts and next steps, as well as to provide the public and interested stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss the study with the project team. It was be a drop-in style public meeting providing you the opportunity to stop in and learn about the project at your convenience. The material presented at the Public Information Session can be viewed here:

Open House Display Boards [ PDF 1.78 MB ]

Summary of Comments [ PDF 408 KB ]

Your comments are welcome and encouraged at any point during this study. For more information, please contact:

Heidi Cousineau P.Eng.
Senior Project Engineer, Area Traffic Management
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 33355
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: heidi.cousineau@ottawa.ca

Project Overview

The City of Ottawa has initiated a planning and functional design study for the review and implementation of improved neighbourhood cycling routes within the Glebe community. This project is identified as a Phase 1 project in the recently approved Ottawa Cycling Plan and also build upon consultation previously undertaken by the Glebe Community Association. The intent of this project is to review the cycling connections in the neighbourhood as a whole, as wells as to review each of the proposed routes individually, considering different design alternatives in order to provide an improved cycling environment within the community.

Your comments are welcome and encouraged at any point during this study. For more information, please contact:

Heidi Cousineau P.Eng.
Senior Project Engineer, Area Traffic Management
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 33355
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: heidi.cousineau@ottawa.ca

Glebe Community Association Meeting – May 7, 2015

The City was invited to attend the Glebe Community Association's Community Information Meeting on May 7, 2015 to provide an update of the recommendations for the Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan. The material presented at the Community Meeting can be viewed here:

Glebe Neighbourhood Cycling Plan – Cycling Network [ PDF 12.771 MB ]

Open House for the O’Connor Street Bikeway Functional Planning Study

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

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

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
Heidi Cousineau
Senior Project Engineer, Area Traffic Management
613-580-2424, ext. 33355
Fax: 613-580-2578
E-mail: heidi.cousineau@ottawa.ca

O'Connor Bikeway
Robert Grimwood, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation
E-mail: robert.grimwood@ottawa.ca
613-580-2424 ext. 28757
Fax: 613-580-2578

City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Ave. West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1

Craig Street / Percy Street / Fifth Avenue Intersection Public Meeting

Thursday, November 5, 2015
6 to 8 p.m. (presentation at 7 p.m.)
Mutchmor Public School – Gym A
185 Fifth Avenue (Entrance from Fourth Avenue)

In 2014 the City of Ottawa initiated a study for the review and implementation of improved neighbourhood cycling routes in the Glebe community. As part of this study (and in response to the concerns and suggestions communicated by local residents), some specific design alternatives have been developed and evaluated for the Craig Street / Percy Street / Fifth Avenue intersection. Recommendations have been developed based on technical and public consultation feedback. Once approved, these proposed plans would move forward to the detailed design and construction phases with the intent to implement in 2016 or 2017 at the latest.

Please join City staff and Councillor David Chernushenko to discuss the design of this intersection. We encourage you to provide your comments.

Open House Display Boards [ PDF 3.089 MB ]

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, contact the project lead below before the event.

Project Lead
Justin Swan
Transportation Planning Branch
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424, ext. 21636
E-mail: Justin.Swan@Ottawa.ca
ottawa.ca/glebecycling