The City of Ottawa is proposing a multi-use pathway along the west and south side of Belfast Road. This is Community Connectivity Project #8 (CC8). The aim of the project is to create a safe and comfortable connection for people walking or riding between Alta Vista, Overbrook, and local destinations.
The plan calls for the construction of a multi-use pathway (MUP), a boulevard, a curb and stormwater infrastructure along the west side of Belfast between Coventry Rd and Tremblay Road. The changes do not include modifications to the intersections, the motor vehicle lanes along Belfast or modifications of the bridge over Highway 417. The intersection of Belfast Road and Trainyards Drive will also be upgraded to include a crossride across the south side, connecting the existing pathways on Belfast and Trainyards.
These changes will enhance the cycling and pedestrian environment, as both modes will have a bidirectional facility separated from motor vehicles.
Benefits to the community:
The City will complete the Belfast/Trainyards corridor in order to safely accommodate all types of users including children, persons with visual impairments, and persons with mobility aids. It will connect neighbourhoods on either side of the highway and connect to transit, commercial & employment destinations nearby.
Currently, the project is in the final stage of planning. Next, preliminary design will commence. The construction timelines have not been established.
The drawing below shows the location of the proposed improvements.
Draft functional design [ PDF 1.695 MB ]
For more information or to provide your comments, please contact:
Adam Hortop, P. Eng.
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1