McCurdy Sidewalk

Project Update 

The City of Ottawa held an open house on November 20, 2017 to obtain feedback from the residents within the McCurdy Drive area on the proposed sidewalk for the north side of McCurdy Drive. On further review and in-put from the public, the project has been re-scoped to include the following:

  • McCurdy Drive (Castlefrank Road North to the multi-use pathway in Dorey Park) – This segment will be implemented on the north side of McCurdy Drive and will be approximately 865m in length.
  • A pedestrian crossover will be included at the multi-use pathway in Dorey Park crossing over McCurdy Drive.
McCurdy Drive (Castlefrank Road North to the multi-use pathway in Dorey Park)

The project is a Phase 1 project from the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan. The project will complete a missing link in the pedestrian network providing improved connectivity to public transit, schools, parks and community destinations. As a collector road, policy requires a sidewalk on both sides of McCurdy Drive. The requirement becomes increasingly important when the corridor is a public transit route, leads directly to public transit, fronts onto schools, parks, community facilities and/or leads directly to these amenities.

McCurdy Drive fronts onto Castlefrank Elementary School, Holy Redeemer School, Hayward Park and Dorey Park while leading to Sewell Park and Stonegate Park. McCurdy Drive currently has five bus stops on the north side within the project area that do not meet accessibility standards.

Providing a complete sidewalk on the north side of McCurdy Dive and a pedestrian cross over at Dorey Park will provide easy access to the transit stops for all users. It will provide a complete facility for all pedestrians including the more vulnerable users such as: children, wheelchair users and persons with visual impairments. The addition of the sidewalk will encourage less midblock crossings, creating a safer pedestrian environment.

The provision of a sidewalk on McCurdy Drive is a policy requirement and aligns with the City’s transportation goals and objectives to maximize walkability.

The proposed sidewalk 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 the drawing below for more details.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Lloy
Pedestrian and Cycling Technologist
Transportation Strategic Planning
City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext 14753
Email: jessica.lloy@ottawa.ca

Open House – November 20, 2017

Sidewalk Implementation

Open House
Monday, November 20, 2017
Holy Redeemer School
75 McCurdy Drive
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The City of Ottawa is holding an open house looking for the community’s feedback on the proposed sidewalk on McCurdy Drive. Decisions about the proposed sidewalk will be made based on the input received from the public. If unable to attend, residents may also provide their comments in writing to the City’s project manager, listed below.

The proposed sidewalk will be installed at the following location:

  • McCurdy Drive (Castlefrank Road North to Maple Grove Road) – This segment will be implemented on the north side of McCurdy Drive and will be approximately 1070m in length.

The project is a Phase 1 project from the Council-approved 2013 Ottawa Pedestrian Plan. The project will complete a missing link in the pedestrian network providing improved connectivity to public transit, schools, parks and community destinations. As a collector road, policy requires a sidewalk on both sides of McCurdy Drive. The requirement becomes increasingly important when the corridor is a public transit route, leads directly to public transit, fronts onto schools, parks, community facilities and/or leads directly to these amenities.

McCurdy Drive fronts onto Castlefrank Elementary School, Holy Rerdeemer School, Hayward Park and Dorey Park while leading to Sewell Park and Stonegate Park. McCurdy Drive currently has seven bus stops on the north side that do not meet accessibility standards.

Providing a complete sidewalk on the north side of McCurdy Dive will provide easy access to the transit stops for all users. It will provide a complete facility for all pedestrians including the more vulnerable users such as: children, wheelchair users and persons with visual impairments. The addition of the sidewalk will encourage less midblock crossings, creating a safer pedestrian environment.

The provision of a sidewalk on McCurdy Drive is a policy requirement and aligns with the City’s transportation goals and objectives to maximize walkability.

The proposed sidewalk 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 the drawing below for more details.

McCurdy Drive study area

McCurdy Drive study area

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the contact below before the event.

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Lloy
Pedestrian and Cycling Technologist
Transportation Strategic Planning
City of Ottawa, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext 14753
Email: jessica.lloy@ottawa.ca