The Rideau River Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) extends from the Lees Avenue Campus to Belmont Avenue in Old Ottawa South.
This study will develop a Functional Design and Pathway Plan for the MUP.
Study Area [ PDF - 140 KB ]
This Public Open House Presented:
- Project Policy and Need
- Study Area Existing Conditions
- Input received from Stakeholders
- Functional Design – Summer 2013
- Consultation Group Meetings – Summer 2013
- Next Public Open House – September 2013
- Study Completion – Fall 2013
City Planning and Policy
Old Ottawa East Community Design Plan
The Old Ottawa East CDP identifies a MUP along the west bank of the river to connect various sections of existing pathways, parks, recreation areas and destinations such as University of Ottawa Lees Campus and Saint Paul University.
Old Ottawa East Community Design Plan [ PDF - 259 KB ]
Transportation Master Plan (TMP)
The TMP identifies this MUP as a City-Wide Route between Clegg and the University of Ottawa Campus and as a Community Route between Belmont and Clegg.
Transportation Master Plan [ PDF - 341 KB ]
The Rideau River West MUP is classified as a proposed off-road facility.
Ottawa Cycling Plan [ PDF - 264 KB ]
Rideau River Multi-Use Pathway [ PDF - 704 KB ]
Bank Street to Windsor Park
The figure highlights the existing asphalt path that begins at Bank Street and continues north and east along the river to Belmont Avenue where the study area begins. Paralleling the existing asphalt path in this area are two sections of an existing informal forest trail that terminates at Windsor Park. Photos on the board illustrate the pathway landscape from various locations.
Bank Street to Windsor Park [ PDF - 282 KB ]
Windsor Park to Rideau River Drive
The study area for the project begins at Belmont Avenue, just east of Windsor Park. The figure highlights the existing asphalt path that extends from Windsor Park to Belmont Avenue then continues via roadway connection on Rideau River Drive to Fentiman Avenue. From here the pathway begins again through Brighton Beach Park as an existing informal path and continues north and east. There are areas of exposed roots along the path where Sunnyside Avenue meets Rideau River Drive. Photos on the board illustrate the pathway landscape from various locations and points of interest. One photo identifies a seating area along the path and a dock located just south of Belmont Avenue.
Windsor Park to Rideau River Drive [ PDF - 329 KB ]
Rideau River Drive to Centennial Boulevard
The figure highlights the existing informal path continuing from the previous board with a small section of asphalt path under the George McIlraith Bridge (Main Street). Exposed roots have been identified on the path west of the George McIlraith Bridge and also west of Centennial Boulevard. Barn Swallows, a species at risk, have habitat identified under the George McIIraith Bridge and a steep grade change has also been identified along this section. Photos on the board illustrate the pathway landscape from various locations. One photo illustrates how constrained the informal pathway is along Rideau Garden Drive being narrowly located at the top of bank and the road. Another photo illustrates another species at risk, a snapping turtle which was seen during the survey near houses on Rideau Garden Drive. The pathway transitions to a roadway connection on Brantwood Drive at the northeastern end of this board.
Rideau River Drive to Centennial Boulevard [ PDF - 295 KB ]
Brantwood Drive to Brantwood Park
The figure highlights the existing roadway connection continuing on Brantwood Drive transitioning down a steep grade to an existing informal path. photos on the board illustrate the pathway landscape from various locations.
Brantwood Drive to Brantwood Park [ PDF - 151 KB ]
Brantwood Park to Saint-Paul University
The figure highlights the existing informal path along this segment. Exposed roots on the path have been identified near where Clegg Street ends. Photos on the board illustrate the pathway landscape from various locations. One photo illustrates the memorial bench located adjacent to the path where there is a steep grade change and just south of where Clegg Street ends.
Brantwood Park to Saint-Paul University [ PDF - 155 KB ]
The figure highlights the existing informal path along this segment with two areas of exposed roots. Photos on the board illustrate the pathway landscape including an area with steep slopes and additionally, an area with erosion problems.
Springhurst Park [ PDF - 123 KB ]
Springhurst Park to University of Ottawa
The figure highlights an existing stone dust path and location of potential turtle nesting habitat. Photos on the board include illustration of the areas with vegetation enhancement and the landscape from various locations.
Springhurst Park to University of Ottawa [ PDF - 136 KB ]
The figure highlights an existing stone dust pathway which ends at the Transitway bridge followed by a steep set of stairs onto an existing informal path behind the University of Ottawa Lees Campus; transitioning to a roadway connection and then onto an existing asphalt path behind the new sports field for the University. Photos on the board illustrate the pathway character from various locations.
Transitway Bridge [ PDF - 82 KB ]
The Project Team will:
- Review and document input received from this Public Open House
- Develop a Functional Design of the MUP
- Consult with Agency and Public Stakeholder Groups during the Summer 2013
- Host Public Open House No. 2 to showcase the Functional Design and Pathway Plan developed through your input.
For more information:
Robin Bennett, MCIP RPP
Project Manager/Gestionnaire de projet
Planning & Growth Management Department
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 21795, FAX: 613-580-2576
Christopher Gordon, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager/Gestionnaire de projet, consultant
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
1331 Clyde Avenue, Suite 400, Ottawa ON K2C 3G4
613-724-4353, FAX: 613-722-2799