LocationThe Ottawa River Pathway is a major artery for cyclists to commute between the west end and downtown. CTAP has shown that there are thousands of cyclists that use this route every day. It is among the busiest routes for cyclists in Ottawa.
This NCC path crosses various intersections, and the one at Booth St. needs attention.
There is no way for cyclists to cross this intersection without dismounting.
Technically, the path ends on a side walk, and the crossing is only on a crosswalk, so cyclists are supposed to dismount and walk their bicycles across this intersection. To trigger the signal, they also have to push the button intended for pedestrians.
While this is a common situation in Ottawa, this is such a busy intersection for cyclists that it deserves special attention.
- extend the path into the intersection so cyclists can remain cyclists
- install a signalling loop as cyclists approach the intersection so the lights will have changed