Transportation

Airport Parkway bridge opening makes city more accessible, welcoming

Ottawa – Ottawa’s reputation as a walking- and cycling-friendly city got another boost today with the opening of the Airport Parkway Pedestrian/Cycling Bridge.

Mayor Jim Watson and River Ward City Councillor Maria McRae officially opened the bridge, calling it an important link between communities on both sides of the parkway and a means to promote safe and convenient cycle travel in the south end.

New Rideau River crossing to connect Overbrook and Sandy Hill

Ottawa – Ottawa’s reputation as a walking- and cycling-friendly city got another boost today with the start of construction on a new pedestrian and cycling bridge. Spanning the Rideau River, the new link will connect Donald Street in the east with Strathcona Park and Somerset Street in the west. Mayor Jim Watson was joined by Councillor Keith Egli, Chair of City Council’s Transportation Committee, as well as Councillors Mathieu Fleury and Peter Clark to break ground on the project.

Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge opens, significantly improving connectivity for Riverside South and Barrhaven residents

Ottawa – Today, the Harper Government, the Province of Ontario and the City of Ottawa celebrated the opening of the new Strandherd-Armstrong Bridge. This new bridge, which spans the Rideau River between River Road and Prince of Wales Drive, provides new transit, traffic, cycling and pedestrian connections between the Riverside South and Barrhaven communities.

Downtown Moves wins recognition with four awards

Ottawa – Downtown Moves, the plan for how people will move around Ottawa’s downtown core in the future, has won four awards from national, international and regional planning associations.

“We are building a better city, creating practical transportation links and enhancing the public spaces for our residents and their families, block by block,” said Mayor Jim Watson. “I congratulate the Transportation Committee and Planning and Growth Management staff for their work on this successful project.”

New Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge takes form

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson joined Ward Councillor Peter Clark (Rideau-Rockcliffe) to mark the beginning of the assembly of the Coventry Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge. The bridge will be a key community improvement for residents of Alta Vista, Rideau-Rockcliffe and Overbrook, VIA Rail travellers, and event attendees at the Ottawa Stadium.

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