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Cyrville Station to Ogilvie Road Multi-Use Pathway

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Cyrville Station to Ogilvie Road Multi-Use Pathway

Monday, March 5, 2018, 8:50 am
Last updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018, 4:12 pm

Dates & Times

Monday, March 5, 2018, 8:00 am to Monday, March 19, 2018, 5:00 pm


The City of Ottawa has initiated a functional planning study to connect the NCC pathway on the north side of the Aviation Parkway / Ogilvie Road intersection to the new Confederation Line Cyrville LRT Station via the addition of a new multi-use pathway denoted in the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan (OCP Project P2-11B).  

This pathway link provides residents living to the north of Ogilvie road an attractive option to cycle to the station and then take LRT for the major leg of their trip. The pathway link also provides a means for residents to reach recreational points along the parkway and Ottawa River by taking their bikes on the LRT to Cyrville station.

As most of the pathway will be located on NCC land, the pathway design will consider existing corridor esthetics, minimize impacts to trees/vegetation, and storm water systems, and provide an enhanced pathway user experience. Input from the NCC will be considered early in the design process and will continue through to the detail design.

Existing Conditions

The Ogilvie Road / Aviation Parkway intersection configuration is summarized below:

Northbound (Aviation)

  • Single left-turn lane (fully protected)
  • Two through lanes
  • Single right-turn channel

Southbound (Aviation)

  • Single left-turn lane
  • Two through lanes
  • Single right-turn channel

Eastbound (Ogilvie)

  • Single left-turn lane (protective-permissive)
  • Two through lanes
  • Single channelized right-turn lane

Westbound (Ogilvie)

  • Single left-turn lane (protective-permissive)
  • Two through lanes
  • Single channelized right-turn lane        


The current functional planning study has evaluated alternative design options for the pathway. The City of Ottawa is currently seeking feedback on the preferred design.

Please review the project description including drawings and provide your comments and suggestions. A recommended functional design concept will be identified based on technical feasibility, affordability and community input.

Project Description

The attached drawings show a plan view of the proposed multi-use pathway segments along Aviation Parkway which connects the Aviation Parkway / Ogilvie Road intersection to Cyrville Station.

The core project proposal is for a new segment of multi-use pathway along the west side of Aviation Parkway between Ogilvie Road and the transit corridor. The multi-use pathway will be approximately 500m in length and typically be 3.0 m wide with a 1.0 m wide buffer on either side and a 0.5 m rounding.

Cyclists connecting to the NCC pathway to the north of Ogilvie Road will be required to dismount and walk to use the pedestrian crossover at the intersection. The study considered design options for a crossride as well as a walk your bike condition. The walk your bike option can be accommodated with only minor modifications to the existing intersection while implementation of a crossride would require a major rebuild of the intersection and as such is out of scope of the current work. The crossride design will be retained for future purposes.

Map 1 [ PDF 6.753 MB ]

Map 2 [ PDF 6.536 MB ]

Tell us what you think

Please review the project information and design drawings by March 19, 2018. If you have any comments on this proposal, please provide them using the online feedback form  or directly to the project manager listed below.

Project Timing

The project is currently in the functional planning study phase and the functional design should be completed by spring 2018. The detailed design phase will follow and pending available funding, a construction timeline will be identified.

For more information please contact the City's project manager:

Amir Zahabi
Project Manager, Transportation Planning
Transportation Services
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 16821
Fax: 613-580-2578