Kakulu Road (north side): Sidewalk Implementation

 

The City of Ottawa will be proceeding with a new sidewalk project in Kanata South in 2017. Originally a Phase 2 project in the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan, the project has been brought forward as a Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) project because of its significance to public transit.

The proposed project consists of a segment of sidewalk along the north side of Kakulu between Pickford Drive (east) and 45m west of Eagleson Road.

The new sidewalk segment will be approximately 125m in total length and will connect to the existing sidewalk at Pickford Drive (east).

In accordance with the policies of the Ottawa Pedestrian Plan (OPP), the Transportation Master Plan and the Official Plan, collector roads within the urban boundary require a sidewalk on both sides of the roadway. This is increasingly important when the roadway fronts onto or leads directly to transit, schools and parks. Kakulu Road is a transit route, connects to Eagleson Road (which also has transit routes) and is a collector road. It also fronts onto two parks within 300m of the proposed new sidewalk (Pickford Park and Larsen Park) and it leads directly to Roger Saint Denis Catholic Elementary School. The existing pedestrian facility on this corridor does not meet the City’s standard for collector roads within the City. The provision of a sidewalk on Kakulu Road is a policy requirement and aligns with the City’s transportation goals and objectives to maximize walkability.

The purpose of the new sidewalk is to provide a complete pedestrian facility for public transit users that can be used by all pedestrians including the more vulnerable users such as: children, wheelchair users, and persons with visual impairments. The sidewalk will also provide pedestrian access to nearby schools and parks. The addition of the sidewalk will improve safety and reduce the need for pedestrians to cross the road at uncontrolled locations.

The sidewalk project is currently in the design stage and construction will take place in the summer / fall of 2017. Residents will be notified prior to the start of construction.

The sidewalks will be installed within the City’s right-of-way. Landscaping, retaining walls, or other features within this right-of-way may be impacted. Please see draft drawing below for more details.

 

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Lloy

Pedestrian & Cycling Technologist

Transportation Strategic Planning

City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1

613-580-2424, ext 14753 / E-mail: jessica.lloy@ottawa.ca

 

This is an image of the proposed sidewalk on the north side of Kakulu Road.