The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with a new sidewalk and pathway project in Kanata in 2018/2019. The project is a Phase 1 project from the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan. The project will complete a missing link in the pedestrian network providing improved connectivity to public transit, schools, parks and community destinations.
The new sidewalks will be installed at the following locations:
- March Road (Corkstown Road to Campeau Drive) – This segment will be implemented on the west side of March Road and will be approximately 470m in length.
- Petrie Lane (Penfield Drive to the multi-use pathway which crosses underneath March Road to Corkstown Road) - This segment will be implemented on the east side of Petrie Lane and will be approximately 35m in length.
The existing stone dust pathway will be paved with asphalt at the following location:
- March Road south (connecting the existing sidewalk at Teron Road to the Bethune Park path) - This existing stone dust segment will be paved and is approximately 375m in length.
Other Corridor Improvements at the following location:
- Penfield Drive – A white line will be painted along the outer edge of the Penfield Drive sidewalk where the sidewalk runs next to the roadway. This will help drivers and pedestrians differentiate between the roadway and the existing asphalt sidewalk.
As an arterial road, March Road must service pedestrians and cyclists as well as vehicles. This requirement becomes increasingly important when the corridor leads directly to public transit, schools, parks, and other community facilities. Within the project corridor, March Road fronts onto Bethune Park while leading to Roland Michener Public School, Earl of March Secondary School, Roland Michener Park, and Elisha Scharf Park. The existing pedestrian facility on this corridor does not meet the City’s standard for arterial roads within the City. The provision of a pedestrian facility through the March Road corridor is a policy requirement and aligns with the City’s transportation goals and objectives to maximize walkability.
The purpose of the new sidewalks and paved pathway is to improve safety by providing a complete pedestrian facility that can be used by all pedestrians including the more vulnerable users such as children, wheelchair users, and persons with visual impairments. The facility will provide pedestrian access to nearby schools and parks. As well, as provide a connection to Teron and Eagleson Transitway Stations.
The sidewalk/pathway project is currently in the early design stage. Residents will be notified prior to the start of construction.
The sidewalks will be installed within the City’s right-of-way. Landscaping, retaining walls, or other features within this right-of-way may be impacted. Please see the drawing below for more details.
For more information, please contact:
Pedestrian and Cycling Technologist
Transportation Strategic Planning
City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext 14753