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Independent Active Transportation Projects: Completed and Upcoming

Updated April 2021

The City delivers new pedestrian and cycling facilities through numerous programs including road resurfacing, integrated road reconstruction, new transit facilities, new development and safety improvements. This approach to improving active transportation is an important part of the City’s Complete Streets policy.

The City also delivers new walking and cycling facilities to address missing links through various active transportation programs (such as the annual Pedestrian Facilities Program, Cycling Facilities Program and the Cycling & Pedestrian Major Structures Program). These programs deliver independent projects to implement targeted active transportation facilities on priority routes citywide. The active transportation programs also work in conjunction with other planned projects to fund active transportation enhancements that would otherwise be out of scope.

This webpage provides a summary of recently completed independent active transportation projects (2019 and 2020), and projects anticipated to be completed in 2021. The Project Key provides a source reference where project approval or funding was obtained.

Project Keys:

Active transportation projects opened in 2019 and 2020

Flora Footbridge
Limits: 5th Avenue to Clegg Street (Ward 17)
Project Key: OCP2013 S2-1

St. Patrick Street Buffered bike lane
Limits: Dalhousie Street to King Edward Avenue (Ward 12)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-35

Booth Street Cycle Tracks
Limits: Sir John A Macdonald Parkway to the National Capital Commission’s Ottawa River Pathway (Ward 14)
Project Key: OCP2013 P2-13

Brookfield Multi-Use Pathway
Limits: Riverside Road to Flannery Drive (Ward 16)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-21

Trainyards Link
Limits: Industrial Avenue to Coronation Avenue (Ward 18)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-14

Hospital Link Pathway Connection
Limits: Smyth Road to the intersection of Hospital Link Road and Ring Road, via Roger Guindon Avenue (Wards 17 and 18)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-1

Heron Road Cycle Tracks (Part A)
Limits: Data Centre Road to Clover Street (Ward 17)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-19

Pimisi Station multi-use pathway linkages
Limits: New connections to Lett Street and southwest along Albert Street (Ward17)
Project Key: CC-7

Manotick-Osgoode Link
Limits: River Road to Gough Road (Ward 20)
Project Key: CC-10

Cedarview multi-use pathway
Limits: Richmond Road to Bruin Road (Wards 8 and 9)
Project Key: CC-12

McCurdy Drive sidewalk
Limits: Castlefrank Road north to Dorey Park multi-use pathway (Ward 23)
Project Key: OPP2013 (rescoped)

Star Top Road sidewalk
Limits: Cyrville Road to 50m south of Cyrville Road (Ward 11)
Project Key: OPP2013

Grassy Plains Drive sidewalk
Limits: Bridgestone Drive to Stonehaven Drive (Ward 23)
Project Key: OPP2013

Dumaurier Avenue sidewalk
Limits: Ramsey Crescent to Pinecrest Road (Ward 7)
Project Key: OPP2013

McGibbon Drive/Katimavik Road Pedestrian Link
Limits: Sidewalk on McGibbon Drive from Katimavik Road to Robarts Crescent and multi-use pathway on Katimavik Road from McGibbon Drive to Davis Road (Ward 23)
Project Key: OPP2013 (rescoped)

Cummings Avenue sidewalk
Limits: Cyrville Road to 120m north of Cyrville Road (Ward 11)
Project Key: OPP2013

March Road Pedestrian Link
Limits: Paved pathway through Bethune Park (Ward 4)
Project Key: OPP2013 (rescoped)

Nixon Farm Drive Sidewalk
Limits: Gaps addressed 235m north of Perth Road (Ward 21)
Project Key: Dev/Sidewalks

Active transportation projects expected to open in 2021

The active transportation projects listed below are expected to be substantially complete and opened for use in 2021, provided there are no unexpected delays in design or construction. Some project works may carry over into the 2022 construction season.

Cyrville Station Pathway to Ogilvie Road
Limits: Cyrville Station to Ogilvie Road (Ward 11)
Project Key: OCP2013 P2-11

Heron Road Cycle Tracks (Part B)
Limits: Clover Street to Gilles Street (Ward 17)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-19

Woodroffe Avenue multi-use pathway
Limits: Baseline Station to Norice Street (Ward 8)
Project Key: OPP2013 P1-15

Akerson Road multi-use pathway
Limits: Equestrian Drive to Ottawa Carleton pathway (Ward 23)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-29 / ICIP

Old Second Line multi-use pathway Link
Limits: Terry Fox Drive to 110m north of Old Second Line, includes crossrides (Ward 4)
Project Key: ICIP

Lowertown New Edinburgh Neighbourhood Bikeway
Limits: Boteler Street, Cumberland Street to King Edward Avenue (Ward 12)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-25 / ICIP

Old St. Patrick Street bike lane eastbound and sharrow westbound
Limits: Cobourg Street to Beausoleil Drive (Ward 12)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-38

Pleasant Park Neighbourhood Bikeway
Limits: Riverside Drive to Alta Vista Drive via Pleasant Park Road and Billings Avenue (Ward 18)
Project Key: OCP2013 P1-20 / ICIP

Larsen Park Pedestrian Link
Limits: Larsen Park to Eagleson Road (Ward 23)
Project Key: ICIP

Parkhaven Avenue sidewalk
Limits: Georgina Drive to City Park Splash Pool (Ward 7)
Project Key: Missing Links

Manotick Main Street Sidewalk
Limits: Eastman Avenue to 60 metres north of Manotick Main Street (Ward 21)
Project Key: Dev/Sidewalks

Bank Street Underpass Multi-Use Pathway Project

The City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commissions have provided enhancements to the pedestrian and cyclist multi-use pathway on the Rideau River Eastern Pathway. The construction of a grade-separated crossing below Bank Street, adjacent to the abutment along the eastern shore of the Rideau River, has greatly improved the pedestrian and cyclist experience.

Learn more about the project on the NCC website.