With the coming of the O-Train Confederation Line, Ottawa will be transformed into a more connected place to work, live and play. Part of this transformation will involve re-examining our habits and assumptions about how we move around our city. As Ottawa’s transportation network becomes more advanced, the best way to get around will increasingly involve using a combination of transportation methods.
Cycling is already a healthy, environmentally friendly and flexible option for short-to-medium distance trips. Soon you’ll be able to combine your bike with light rail to get those same benefits for long-distance trips as well!
Bike parking will be provided at or near the transit stations on the new Confederation Line. All stations will be connected to or located close to multi-use pathways. Signs and maps at each O-Train station will direct you to nearby paths.
Bikes are welcome onboard, just bring your bike on the train! Bike channels will let you easily walk your bike up and down the stairs at multi-level stations. A bicycle area will be located in the first car of every train, as part of the Cooperative Seating area. Some bus stations will also feature sheltered parking spots to protect your bike against the elements.
These features, combined with existing systems like Rack & Roll on the bus network, and bicycle repair stations at some bus stations, make it easier than ever before to get you and your bike where you need to be.
If you’re already a cyclist, consider using light rail to open up new parts of your city. You can get all the details about using the new Confederation Line at OCTranspo.com/ready4rail.