Virtual Open House  – Monday, December 13  at 6:30PM

The City of Ottawa is planning a renewal of Richmond Road in the section between Bayshore Drive and Pinecrest Road.  The renewal will involve a resurfacing of the top layer of roadway asphalt, the improvement of sidewalks from many sections of asphalt to concrete, and the addition of facilities for cycling.  While this section of Richmond Road is not adjacent to QGP, it is along the most direct route for our residents to bike or drive to the commercial district at Lincoln Heights and to other destinations closer to downtown.

Bike Ottawa has been part of the public advisory committee for this project.  Preliminary plans have shown a mixture of on-road lanes and raised cycle tracks for people who bicycle.  Bike Ottawa have been requesting that cycle tracks should be the default facility, due to their better separation from motor vehicles.  It remains to be seen what will be in the plans presented on December 13th, and so QGP residents who cycle are encouraged to attend the virtual open house and voice their support for cycle tracks and other measures to foster safety for vulnerable road users.

The open house is being hosted by Bay Ward Councillor Theresa Kavanagh. For further background and for details on how to register for the open house, please go to:

Your local cycling advocates may be reached for this and any other cycling topic by e-mail at, where the “_at_” is replaced by @.