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Sawmill Creek Pedestrian and Cycling Pathway Opens Saturday

June 6, 2014
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Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson, River Ward Councillor Maria McRae and Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of the Transportation Committee announced that the Sawmill Creek Pedestrian/Cycling Pathway from Brookfield to the Walkley transit station will open to the public on Saturday morning. This multi-use pathway is a new link for cyclists and pedestrians in Ottawa South. 

“Our Council has invested an unprecedented $28 million in our cycling network in the last four years,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “The Sawmill Creek pathway is another important step in providing added options for residents to move more easily across the city by bike and on foot.” 

“This pathway is an important north south transportation corridor, and will bring significant benefits to the residents of River Ward and from across our city" said Councillor McRae. “I am pleased to announce that the Sawmill Creek pathway is fully accessible and is open for residents of all ages to enjoy.” 

“The Sawmill Creek Pathway gives new access for cyclists and pedestrians in Ottawa South,” said Councillor Egli. “This new link for cyclists will encourage more residents to use their bikes.” 

The Sawmill Creek pathway runs from Brookfield to the Walkley transit station and connects to other pathways, at both the north and south ends, linking neighbouring communities. This project included the construction of two retaining walls along the Sawmill Creek and the installation of four culvert extensions to accommodate drainage. The new pathway is 1.2 km in length, 3.0 m wide, asphalt paved with a 1.5 m buffer on either side, and includes significant landscaping along the creek embankment and grading to accommodate accessibility. 

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