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Cummings Avenue Area Traffic Management Study (Montreal Road to Donald Street)

Project Status: 
Underway

Project Update (November 2019) - Recommended Traffic Calming Plan

The Cummings Avenue Area Traffic Management Study was initiated in June 2017 in response to concerns over aggressive driver behavior, cut-through traffic, and pedestrian and cyclist safety. A public open house meeting presenting potential roadway modifications was held on December 6, 2017.

Since that public open house meeting, the traffic calming plan was recently updated to reflect the feedback that we received through the consultation process both internal and external. In addition, the City’s new Traffic Calming Design Guidelines were finalized and approved by City Council on April 10th, 2019. These guidelines highlight where various traffic calming measures may be appropriate (or not) and are intended to help the road designer balance competing objectives when developing traffic calming or integrated speed management plans. As a result, the Cummings Avenue traffic calming plan was updated to be in accordance with the new guidelines.

The next step in the process is to confirm funding (subject to the 2020 budget). Once the funding has been confirmed, detailed design will be undertaken (typically 1 year) with the construction typically following the year after.

Recommended Plan

The recommended traffic calming plan for the Cummings Avenue Area Traffic Management Study is complete. Based on the feedback that we have received to-date, the following road modifications are recommended for Cummings Avenue:

Centre-Island Medians

  • One (1) centre island median on Cummings Avenue between Montreal Road and Wilson Street.
  • One (1) centre island median on Cummings Avenue between Wilson Street and Clarke Avenue.
  • One (1) centre island median on Cummings Avenue between Quebec Street and Burn Street.
  • One (1) centre island median on Cummings Avenue between Gardenvale Road and Shane Street.
  • One (1) centre island median on Cummings Avenue between Burleigh Private South and Steele Park Private.

Raised Crosswalk

  • One (1) raised crosswalk on the north leg of the intersection of Cummings Avenue and Gardenvale Road.

Intersection Narrowing

  • One (1) intersection narrowing on the northwest and southeast corners of Cummings Avenue and Burn Street.
  • One (1) intersection narrowing on the northwest and southeast corners of Cummings Avenue and Gardenvale Road.

Please view the recommended plan for Cummings Avenue [ PDF 2.09MB ]. It should be emphasized that the recommended road modifications are conceptual and intended only to illustrate the proposed function. The approval of any detailed design of the road modifications stemming from this study will be subject to the City’s detailed design review process.

If you have any questions about the recommended traffic calming plan, please contact:

Lindsay Thomas, Project Manager
Area Traffic Management
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 12625

Thank you for your participation!