Until July 30, 2019
As a major step towards creating a network of protected cycling facilities, O’Connor Street was identified as a Crosstown Bikeway in the 2013 Ottawa Cycling Plan. The City recognized the need for a central north-south bikeway that would allow cyclists safe and comfortable access to and from the downtown core. In 2015, Council approved the functional design for the entire length of the bikeway from Fifth Avenue to Wellington Street. The southern section of the bikeway, from Fifth Avenue to Laurier Avenue, was constructed in 2016. The northern section of the bikeway, from Laurier Avenue to Wellington Street, is now ready for implementation and the updated functional design reflects: recent changes in the downtown context linked to the O-Train Confederation Line; and the City’s latest design guidance for cycle tracks and protected intersections.