The City of Ottawa is proposing to construct a new multi-use pathway along the east side of Old Second Line Road, from Terry Fox Drive northerly 110m (see Figure 1).
A gap exists in the active transportation network as an existing multi-use pathway (MUP) on the east side of Old Second Line Road does not connect to Terry Fox Drive. The existing MUP transitions from an off-road facility to the roadside shoulder north of Terry Fox Drive. The east side shoulder is not a comfortable facility for all pedestrians, in particular school children.
The new multi-use pathway on the east side of Old Second Line Road will complete a missing link in the active transportation network improving walkability and creating a more comfortable pedestrian and cycling environment. It will provide a direct and safe connection to Kanata Highlands School, as well as to the multi-use pathway on the south side of Terry Fox Drive, which leads to other schools (St. Isabel School) and community facilities (Innovation Park and Ride, Richcraft Recreation Centre). Also included in the project are uni-directional crossrides and bicycle signals at the Old Second Line Road/Terry Fox Drive intersection.
Figure 1: Old Second Line Road Multi-Use Pathway
Other projects in the vicinity of Old Second Line Road:
The City is also examining a potential new multi-use pathway on the east side of Goulbourn Forced Road, from Terry Fox Drive southerly approximately 90m (see Figure 2). Part of this proposal would also include a new pedestrian crossover (PXO) in the vicinity of St. Isabel School.
Figure 2: Goulbourn Forced Road Multi-Use Pathway
Additional information and a short survey regarding the projects can be found by clicking on the following links:
Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the City of Ottawa Project Manager to provide your feedback.
For more information, please contact:
Genya Stefanoff, MCIP, RPP
Project Manager, Cycling & Walking Programs
City of Ottawa, Transportation Planning
613-580-2424, ext. 21614