A new sidewalk is planned on the south side of Halton Terrace from Flamborough Way to Newcastle Avenue that will improve safety and connectivity within the community. You can share your feedback on October 6th at 7 p.m., during a virtual public consultation with city staff and me. Staff will provide a brief background and description of the proposed project and limits.
Currently, the project is in the early planning stages. When planning is complete, detailed design will begin and a construction timeframe will be determined. The sidewalk will be installed within the City’s right-of-way which means that landscaping, trees, retaining walls and other features may be impacted.
This project is part of Phase 1 from the Council-approved Ottawa Pedestrian Plan which was part of the 2013 Transportation Master Plan. According to current City policies, Halton Terrace is a collector road and as such, it should have a sidewalk on both sides of the road. This requirement is especially important if the corridor is a public transit route, leads directly to public transit, fronts onto schools, parks, community facilities and leads directly to these.
Between Newcastle Avenue and Flamborough Way, Halton Terrace has a bus stop on the south side of the road that does not meet accessibility standards. A complete sidewalk on the south side of Halton Terrace will provide safe and easy access to the bus stop for all users. The completed sidewalk will also encourage fewer midblock crossings and create a safer pedestrian environment for those walking to Julie Payette Public Elementary School, Jack Donohue Public School, Klondike Road Park, Morgan’s Grant Woods Park and the pathway link to Beamish Crescent.
Improving safety, accessibility and connectivity for active transportation is important for our community.
Additional information and a short survey regarding this project can be found here.
January 5, 2021 Update:
Thank you to all who participated in the Virtual Public Consultation for the Halton Terrace Sidewalk Project and have reached out the last few months to share your thoughts. Staff from the Transportation Planning department have compiled the online public survey results, public comments from the virtual consultation, and all individual comments received by email into an “As We Heard It” Report , which can be found on the city website here.
Upcoming projected milestones for this project include completion of the detailed design in 2021 and construction in 2022. As always, I will continue to share updates as I have them.