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GeoOttawa Online Mapping Tool

The Ottawa Cycling Plan maps are available for public view online on the City’s geoOttawa website. This site allows users to choose which parts (or layers) of the cycling network map they wish to view, and to zoom in on different parts of the city. The cycling layers permit all users to view the details of the network anywhere in the city, in place of paper maps

A - In the top right corner of the page, slide the bar between ‘Map’ and ‘Aerial Maps’ to view either a base map or an aerial photo. The base map can be viewed in greyscale or in colour.

B - Use the navigation controls on the left side of the page to zoom in and out and to pan to different parts of the city. Click the orange figure to open Google street view.

C – Click the ‘I want to...’ button for more options, such as: measuring a distance, drawing on the map, viewing the legend, printing the map, or saving the map to view it later.

A complete description on how to use GeoOttawa can be found in Annex C of the 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan.

Winter Cycling Network

Since winter 2015/2016, a modest network of cycling facilities has been winter-maintained within Ottawa’s central area. The network has expanded since it’s inception as new cycling facilities have been constructed. The network is currently approximately 60 kilometres in length. Cycling facilities on the winter network are maintained to the same standard as the neighbouring sidewalk or vehicle travel lanes.  

On-street cycling lanes will be plowed following 2.5 to 5.0 cm of accumulation within the timelines identified in the Maintenance Quality Standards (within 24 hours following the completion of snow accumulation). Raised cycle tracks and multi-use pathways will be also be plowed following 2.5 to 5.0 cm of snow accumulation, however they are maintained to a snow packed standard with the exception of those adjacent to arterial roadways. Snow removal will be scheduled when snow banks are encroaching on to 50% of the existing width of the bike lane.

The winter cycling network also can be found on the City's GeoOttawa website in the Layers List tool under Cycling > Existing Cycling Network > Winter-maintained network.

Park & Ride Station Maps

It’s a short, comfortable and convenient cycling route from these neighbourhoods to the Innovation Park & Ride Station, Trim Park & Ride Station and Greenboro Park & Ride Station. Each of these three Park & Ride Stations features sheltered bike parking.

Use the Let’s Bike to Greenboro Map for cycling routes in the neighbourhood of Greenboro Park & Ride

Use the Let’s Bike to Trim Map for cycling routes in the neighbourhood of Trim Park & Ride

Use the Let’s Bike to Innovation Map for cycling routes in the neighbourhood of Innovation Park & Ride

Data and Bicycle Counters

The City of Ottawa has 22 permanent bike counters including Mackenzie Avenue, O’Connor Bikeway, Trillium Pathway, and Laurier Avenue to name a few. Interested in viewing the numbers? The City posts the data quarterly.