Difficult crossing of the NCC Ottawa River pathway where it meets up with the NCC Watts Creek pathway at Carling.
The NCC Watts Creek pathway crosses Carling to meet up with the NCC Ottawa River pathway, which heads downtown. In rush hour, both the bicycle pathways and Carling are very busy.
At the crossing, there is one . . . → Read More: Carling and Ottawa River pathway
Map showing the length of the Carling pathway
There’s a pathway that runs on the north side of Carling and runs from Moodie in the west to the merge with the NCC Ottawa River pathway on the east.
It is to have been convenient way to avoid having to bike on Carling, but it suffers from . . . → Read More: Carling pathway
Carling and the 417 both run east/west. Going eastwards, Carling goes under the 417, and the 417 eastbound offramp merges on the right. Carling is a three lane road before the merge. Shortly after, Carling meets at traffic lights with Kirkwood.
Cyclists are forced to merge across to the right lane across 417 offramp traffic, which . . . → Read More: Carling and 417 eastbound
Carling runs east/west and crosses under the 417 just east of Kirkwood. The offramp for the 417 westbound merges on the right of Carling heading west. Carling is a three lane road before the merge, four after.
Many cars need to get from the right most lane to the left lane to go south on Kirkwood. . . . → Read More: Carling and 417 westbound
Carling is a busy road with three lanes each way. Going east, the last 20m of left-most lane is marked as bus-only lane, which is done to allow busses to merge at a traffic calming curb. Because cyclists are not allowed to ride in the bus lane, they must ride in a lane between bus and . . . → Read More: Carling and Bronson
Bronson’s a busy north/south route with each direction having two lanes plus a turning lane. Bronson runs on a bridge over the Queen Elizabeth Drive, the Rideau Canal and Bronson. Onramps and off ramps connect Bronson to Colonel By. The NCC’s Rideau Canal Eastern Pathway runs between Colonel By and the canal.
There is a designated bicycle lane . . . → Read More: Colonel By and Bronson
There is an unpaved bicycle path that crosses Carling to connect the NCC Watts Creek with a paved path just to the east of Rifle Rd. These paths are in the greenbelt and go through forests and fields, and are frequented by recreational cyclists. Using these paths requires crossing Carling, which has a speed limit here . . . → Read More: Carling Ave. and Rifle Rd.
This is a summary of http://www.bikingoncarling.ca .
The stretch of Carling relevant to this discussion is the 4.5 km section between Herzberg Road and Moodie Drive. The speed limit on this road is 80km/hr.
This is a critical cycling corridor because it is the only practical way to get from downtown to northern Kanata, and vice versa. Many . . . → Read More: Carling between Moodie and Herzberg