Churchill Ave. will be torn up this year to renew the underground infrastructure and receive a facelift on the surface.
You’ll notice the city is installing a raised cycling lane between the sidewalk and the road. It’s not quite a segregated bike lane like the one on Laurier Ave., but it removes cyclists from traffic and Churchill Ave. is a busy, narrow street.
“Everything we do, I’m pushing for cycling,” Kitchissippi Coun. Katherine Hobbs said.
As roads are torn up under the city’s massive reconstruction program, we could see more of this kind of cycling infrastructure.
Avid cyclists will be able to point out other areas that have a similar raised lane in Ottawa, but the street that immediately came to mind for me was this small stretch of Percy St. between Centretown and the Glebe.