The City of Ottawa has initiated a functional planning study to complete the multi-use Trillium Pathway between its current southern terminus at Carling Avenue and the National Capital Commission’s pathway at Dow’s Lake. The extension to this facility is identified as a Community Connectivity project in the approved Strategic Initiatives of this term of Council (2015-18). In addition, the design further develops the cross-town bikeway that links to the south urban community along Prince of Wales Drive, as described in the Ottawa Cycling Plan of 2013. It further improves connectivity to the O-Train Trillium Line’s Carling Station from the south. This project is in partnership with the National Capital Commission. This project is also supported financially by the federal government’s Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
The purpose of the project is to address a missing cycling link for recreational, utilitarian and commuter users at an important junction of several routes, as well as to complete the Cross-town Bikeway #6 at this location.
Study update: August 2017
Following an online public consultation held between March 30 and April 14, 2017 and further staff discussion, a recommended functional design concept has been identified. The revised plan is based on technical feasibility, affordability and community input.
Revised Functional Plan
- Proposed is an upgrade of the existing crushed-stone trail running parallel to the O-Train Trillium Line to an asphalt multi-use pathway (MUP) of standard 3-m width.
- Between this MUP’s new endpoint at Prince of Wales Drive and the intersection with Preston Street, raised cycle tracks and a new sidewalk will be provided.
- The existing on-road bike lane adjacent to Queen Juliana Park will be shifted and provided with a painted buffer zone between it and the general-use southbound traffic lane.
- Unsignalized crossings of Prince of Wales Drive as previously proposed have been eliminated.
Residents are encouraged to review the available project information and drawings and to provide their input.
The functional planning study phase of the project is now complete. A construction timeline will be identified after completion of detailed design.
Please email your questions/comments to the project manager below.
Paul Clarke, P.Eng.
Project Manager, Cycling programs
Transportation Services Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue
613-580-2424, ext. 29882