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The City of Ottawa has identified a need and opportunity to upgrade the existing cycling facility on Bay Street in a five block sector between Laurier Avenue and Wellington Street. In general, this project will provide a northbound cycle track on the east side of the roadway and a southbound cycle track on the west side of the roadway.
The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design of this project in 2018 with the construction of the project planned for 2019/2020.
For Bay Street, the works will include the introduction, rehabilitation and/or replacement of:
- New concrete sidewalks
- Raised cycle tracks for both the northbound and southbound direction
- Two northbound travel lanes including localized pavement rehabilitation as required
- New traffic signals and street lighting as required
- Pavement markings and signage
- Cycling treatments such as marked cross rides, bike boxes, and two-stage left-turn boxes, and,
- Reinstatement of soft and hardscape areas.
- Storm and sanitary replacement at Bay Street and Queen Street.
- Storm and sanitary replacement at Bay Street and Albert Street.
- Watermain replacement at Bay Street and Albert Street.
Benefits to the community from this bikeway include:
- Higher levels of cycling safety and comfort for all ages and abilities
- Increased separation between pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle traffic
- Create an important link to existing cycling network and future extensions
- Balancing the need to provide access, as well as an appropriate amount of on-street parking and loading space
Design: spring 2018 – fall 2018
- Fall 2019 - underground works at the intersections of Bay Street and Albert Street and Bay Street and Queen Street.
- Spring/Fall 2020 - aboveground works (cycle tracks, sidewalks, road construction)
Projects funds approved to date are $6.2 million.
A public information session was held June 27, 2018, to present the preliminary design drawings to the public. At that time attendees were able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.
For more information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager:
Lee-Anne Truong, P.Eng., PMP.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Projects
City of Ottawa
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
Design and Construction Municipal Branch
100 Constellation Drive, Sixth Floor West
Ottawa, ON K2G 6J8
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 27805