O'Connor Street Bikeway on its Way! You're invited to the planning workshop

Just got this notice from the City of Ottawa. Sounds like an exciting project!

O’Connor Street Bikeway Functional Planning Study

Notice of Study Commencement and Planning Workshop Thursday June 26, 2014 Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration is required: Space is limited, so please register by sending an email to [email protected] by June 23.

The City of Ottawa has initiated a study that will develop a functional plan for a cycling facility along the O’Connor Street corridor. The goal is to develop a Cross-town Bikeway that would link Confederation Boulevard (at Wellington Street), the Central Business District, Centretown and the Glebe. The O’Connor Street Bikeway is classified by the City’s Transportation Master Plan as a spine route and identified in the Ottawa Cycling Plan as a Phase 1 Cross-town Bikeway project to be completed between 2014 and 2019. The study focuses on the O’Connor Street right-of-way from Wellington Street to Glebe Avenue. Opportunities for cycling segments along Metcalfe Street will also be evaluated. The study will review and evaluate alternative design options for the bikeway and will lead to a recommended functional design concept that has the highest likelihood of implementation based on technical feasibility, affordability and community input.

Planning Workshop

Your participation will play a large part in the success of the project. The process will be open and collaborative involving area residents, building and land owners, businesses, corridor travellers, as well as various municipal and agency interests. At this workshop participants will: • Learn more details about the project • Gain an understanding of existing conditions and challenges • Review draft conceptual options prepared by the study team • Share thoughts and ideas on alternative means to achieve the project goal and to address potential community concerns.

Registration: Space is limited, so please register by sending an email to [email protected] by June 23. Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you req City of Ottawa Senior Project Manager, Sustainable Transportation Planning & Growth Management Department City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Ave. West, 4th Floor Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1 E-mail: [email protected] 613-580-2424 ext. 28757 Fax: 613-580-2578

For more information about the project, please visit the project website at ottawa.ca/OConnorBikeway or contact the City’s project manager: Robert Grimwood, P.Eng.

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