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Cycling in the City

The Cycling in the City newsletter is issued three times per year and highlights new cycling facilities, programs, events and awards. Keep up to date with the latest cycling news by signing up to receive your own copy. 

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.

Bike to Work Month 2019

May is Bike to Work Month!

Each year this campaign celebrates commuter cyclists and encourages people to try commuting by bike. Throughout the month over $10,000 in prizes are randomly drawn for participants!

It is free, fun and easy to join!

A happier commute

Bike to Work Month celebrates commuter cyclists and gives them a chance to win over $10,000 in great prizes from local business!

  1. Sign up at
  2. Log your bike commutes in May for a chance to win great prizes.
  3. Start a team using the tips and tools in the Workplace Handbook.
  4. Track the positive impact your bike commute makes to your wallet, our environment, and the community!

Find cycling routes 

You can help plan your route by using the City of Ottawa Cycling Map to find cycling paths and routes that will make your trip comfortable and convenient. 

Cycling Safety 

Under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, cyclists, motorists and pedestrians have equal rights and access to our roadways. All users have to share the road; share the respect. The cycling safety page provides some safety information and rules through text, pictures and videos on how to safely cycle on the road.