Help us move in the
right direction!

Ottawa has grown into a city of one million residents. Over the next 25 years, that number is expected to grow to more than 1.4 million. With that kind of growth, we need to revisit how people, vehicles and goods move through our city.

As we set the vision for our updated Transportation Master Plan, we have important decisions to make as individuals and as a city. While some might be easy, others will require more thought. We need to have thoughtful and meaningful discussions to ensure Ottawa becomes the most liveable mid-sized city in North America.

Transportation decisions affect all of Ottawa’s residents and businesses. No matter if you walk, drive, cycle, bus, take the light rail transit or scoot, whether you ship products or have them delivered, or whether you own or share a car, how people and goods move through the city affects you. All the choices we make moving forward will require some give and take. Tell us what’s important to you and how our transportation system can move us in the right direction for decades to come.

Ottawa’s updated Active Transportation Plan will combine the Ottawa Pedestrian Plan and the Ottawa Cycling Plan into one.

Until October 23, use the online mapping activity to help shape the AT Plan by sharing your thoughts on:

  • The missing links in the walking and cycling network – to help identify possible cycling and pedestrian projects;
  • The criteria that will be used to rank possible projects for short- or long-term implementation; and,
  • Proposed design principles – how to create the right level of separation between cyclists, pedestrians and motorized vehicles based on where the networks are located and the roads around them.
In addition to the Online Mapping tool above, until October 23, you can fill out this online questionnaire on what a fair and equitable transportation system looks like, and on the new technologies that are changing the way we move around the city.

The questionnaire also includes questions on the focus areas and network principles that will shape Ottawa’s new Active Transportation Plan, an updated plan that will combine the Ottawa Cycling Plan and the Ottawa Pedestrian Plan into one, and guide the policies and actions for the development of the city’s pedestrian and cycling network.