The City of Ottawa is undertaking the design work for cycling improvements at various locations within Wards 17 and 18. 

A brief summary of the work and locations can be found below:• Provision of cycling facilities along Smyth Road from Riverside Drive to the Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus, including modifications to the Riverside Drive on/off ramps at Smyth Road (raised crossrides/crosswalks)• Improvements at the Smyth Road and Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus intersection• Cycling connectivity improvements at the southern end of Frobisher Lane to Smyth Road • Provision of cycling facilities along Pleasant Park Road from Riverside Drive to Rodney Crescent • Modifications to the multi-use pathway on Rodney Crescent near Billings Avenue • Creation of a neighbourhood bikeway corridor (signage and pavement markings) along Billings Avenue from Rodney Crescent to Lynda Lane, including a PXO for the north pedestrian crossing of Lynda Lane at Billings Avenue• Creation of a neighbourhood bikeway corridor (signage and pavement markings) along Portage Avenue from Lynda Lane to Haig Dr • Wayfinding markings through Lynda Lane Park connecting the proposed Billings Avenue and Portage Avenue neighbourhood bikeways.

Project timing

Design: underway

Design completion: summer 2021
Construction: tentatively scheduled to start and finish in summer 2021.

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $810,000

Public engagement

An online public engagement opportunity is expected to be held in the spring of 2021, to present the preliminary design drawings to the public. At this time the public will be able to review the design, ask questions and provide comments on the proposed works.


Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City Project Manager.


COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager.