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Churchill Avenue Cycle Tracks


Ottawa’s first raised cycle tracks were implemented in 2014 on Churchill Avenue and are worthy of the TAC 2015 Sustainable Urban Transportation Award because of the “Complete Street” approach to encourage sustainable and active travel. This $21.4 million integrated road, sewer and water rehabilitation project also included improved (LED) street lighting, traffic control signals, traffic calming measures, concrete curbs and sidewalks, streetscaping, and utilities relocation for this 1.2 kilometre roadway. The Churchill design incorporates uni-directional cycle tracks, raised cycle cross-rides at side streets, and the “protected intersection” concept at two signalised intersections. Implemented as part of a coordinated roadway reconstruction project, the physically separated raised bike lanes are a design solution new to Ottawa and much of North America.
The City of Ottawa was the proponent and lead for the project with Novatech acting as prime consultant.

Conference Paper Details

Session title:
2015 Sustainable Urban Transportation Award
Active transportation, Mobility management