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Varley Drive and Leacock Drive Proposed Sidewalks

Project Status: 

Sidewalk Implementation

The City of Ottawa is proposing to construct three new sections of 2.0m wide sidewalks for the following road segments:

  • Varley Drive west from Beaverbrook Road to Carr Crescent north (east side) 490m in length
  • Varley Drive east from Beaverbrook Road to Milne Crescent north (west side) 550m in length
  • Leacock Drive west from Beaverbrook Road to The Parkway (west side) 430m in length

These three sections of proposed sidewalk are listed within the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan and will be approximately 1470m in total length. In accordance with the City’s policy for collector roads, Varley Drive and Leacock Drive should both have a pedestrian facility on both sides of the roadway. The requirement becomes increasingly important when the corridor is a public transit route, leads directly to public transit, fronts onto schools, parks, community facilities and/or leads directly to these amenities. Due to the limited budget, the proposal is to complete the inner loop of Varley Drive and the outer loop of Leacock Drive. The projects would essentially fill in the missing sidewalk pieces and contribute to one complete continuous sidewalk. The completion of these sidewalk segments will provide connections to W. Erskine Johnston Public School, Georges Vanier Catholic School, Stephen Leacock Public School, Varley Park, Holly Acres Park and Craig Park. The project includes connections to bus stops within the project limits.

The proposed sidewalks 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.

See drawing below for the extent of the study area.

Varley Drive and Leacock Drive Proposed Sidewalks Study Area

Additional information and a short survey regarding these projects can be found by clicking on the following links:

Functional design  [ PDF 5.852 MB ]

Varley Drive Survey

Leacock Drive Survey

Comments to be provided to by February 8, 2021

Survey to be completed and submitted by February 8, 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Lloy, Pedestrian & Cycling Technologist
Transportation Strategic Planning
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext 14753