The City of Ottawa is proposing to construct a new section of 2.0m wide sidewalk on Halton Terrace from Newcastle Avenue to Flamborough Way as part of the Ottawa Pedestrian Projects program. This new section of sidewalk will be approximately 440m long. A pedestrian crossing (PXO) at Julie Payette Public Elementary School is also under consideration.
This project is a Phase 1 project from the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan. As a collector road, Halton Terrace should have a pedestrian facility on both sides of the roadway, according to current City policies. The provision of a sidewalk on both sides aligns with the City’s transportation goals and objectives to maximize walkability.
The project will provide greater walkability in this residential area facilitating access to Julie Payette Public Elementary School and Jack Donohue Public School as well as parks nearby including Klondike Road Park, W.C. Bowes Park and Morgan’s Grant Woods Park. The new sidewalk would also improve accessibility to the bus stop located on Halton Terrace 30m east of Brady Avenue as well as the multi-use pathway connecting Halton Terrace to Beamish Cres. The land use along the south side of Halton Terrace is generally single-family residences. Providing a sidewalk on the south side of Halton Terrace will support pedestrians, including more vulnerable users such as: children and families, the elderly, wheelchair users and persons with vision impairments. Tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI) will be installed at pedestrian crossings where possible.
The proposed sidewalk will be installed within the City’s right-of-way. The need for any additional right-of-way to accommodate the sidewalk will be identified during the study. Landscaping and other features within the right-of-way may be impacted during construction. Please see the drawing below for the extent of the study area.
Additional information and a short survey regarding this project can be found by clicking on the following links:
Comments to be provided to email@example.com by October 31, 2020
Survey to be completed and submitted by October 31, 2020
For more information, please contact:
Jessica Lloy, Pedestrian & Cycling Technologist
Transportation Planning - Transportation Policy and Networks
City of Ottawa110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1(613) 580-2424 x14753
Project update: December 24, 2020
The “As we heard it” for the Halton Terrace Proposed Sidewalk Project (Newcastle Avenue to Flamborough Way – south).
The report includes a summary of the online public survey results, public comments during the live virtual open house and individual public comments received by email.
Based on the results of the “As we heard it” report and the City’s policy for sidewalks, the projected timeline for this project is detail design in 2021 and construction in 2022.