Osgoode PathwayPrescott-Russell PathwayPolicy Development on Shared Use of Rural Pathways -Open Houses            30 Novem...
Open House              Séance portes ouvertesPolicy Development on  Shared Use of Rural PathwaysÉlaboration de la Politiq...
Background   2 rural pathways under construction (opening Spring 2011)   Multiple user groups   Past/current practice  ...
The Process   Consultation      Pre-consultation with stakeholder groups, City Advisory       Committees      3 public ...
Study Assumptions   Permitted Users      Pedestrians, cyclists (including use of e-bikes), skiers      Motorized mobili...
Rural Pathways- Sentiers Ruraux                                  6
Osgoode Pathway                  7
Osgoode Pathway -       Northern Terminus Connections                                    Link to NCC Greenbelt            ...
Prescott-RussellPathway                   9
Prescott Russell Pathway Pathway                Extending /Connecting at Western TerminusLink to Stonehenge (W)        (Fu...
Issues to Consider   Safety, speed   Effects on adjacent land uses   Pathway maintenance   Enforcement   Rural lifest...
Seeking Public Input On   Type of usage (mode, section)   Interaction between modes   Additional issues to consider   ...
What we have heard….   Snowmobiles generate noise that impacts those    living near to pathway   Snowmobile clubs are or...
What we have heard….   Horse owners/riders are part of the community and    rural landscape   Very few safe routes in th...
How to Provide Input:   - Complete survey form         Hardcopy         on-line (ottawa.ca/ruralpathway)   - Speak at Tr...
Questions?             16
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Railways to Pathways

  1. 1. Osgoode PathwayPrescott-Russell PathwayPolicy Development on Shared Use of Rural Pathways -Open Houses 30 November 2010 2 December 2010 7 December 2010 Transportation Planning Branch
  2. 2. Open House Séance portes ouvertesPolicy Development on Shared Use of Rural PathwaysÉlaboration de la Politique sur l’utilisation des sentiers rurauxo Doors open: 7:00 pm /Accueil : 19 h Presentation: 7:30 pm / Présentation : 19 h 30 2
  3. 3. Background 2 rural pathways under construction (opening Spring 2011) Multiple user groups Past/current practice  City has issued two-year licences for snowmobile clubs to use various trails  During the winter of 2009/2010 six agreements with snowmobile clubs were in place across Ottawa  No agreements related to ATVs or off-road motorcycles  Unregulated use during summer months In May of 2010, Staff were directed to “ review the issue of motorized vehicles’ use of multi-use pathways and, in consultation with the Chair of the Transportation Committee, determine how best to bring this issue forward to Transportation Committee and Council for consideration.” Need for development of a policy on allowable usage on rural pathways 3
  4. 4. The Process Consultation  Pre-consultation with stakeholder groups, City Advisory Committees  3 public meetings (Nov 30, Dec 2, Dec 7)  City presentation posted (www.ottawa.ca/ruralpathway)  Deadline for input - 20 December 2010 Staff Report to Transportation Committee (Q1, 2011)  Background, Consultation, Policy Recommendation(s)  Public delegation  Committee’s deliberation City Council (Q1, 2011) 4
  5. 5. Study Assumptions Permitted Users  Pedestrians, cyclists (including use of e-bikes), skiers  Motorized mobility assistance devices ATV’s, Motorcycles will not be permitted on these trails  No past history on shared-use Ottawa trails  Damage to pathway, resulting in maintenance costs  Peak usage in summer interferes with cyclist/pedestrian use peak Other Uses (the focus of this consultation)  Must be demonstrated to be safe and conducive to shared-use on the pathway 5
  6. 6. Rural Pathways- Sentiers Ruraux 6
  7. 7. Osgoode Pathway 7
  8. 8. Osgoode Pathway - Northern Terminus Connections Link to NCC Greenbelt Pathway to Bank St. (Existing)Link to NCC Greenbelt Pathway (west) (Future) Link to Park & Ride Paved Shoulders on Leitrim (Limebank to Bowesville) (Future) 8
  9. 9. Prescott-RussellPathway 9
  10. 10. Prescott Russell Pathway Pathway Extending /Connecting at Western TerminusLink to Stonehenge (W) (Future)  . 10
  11. 11. Issues to Consider Safety, speed Effects on adjacent land uses Pathway maintenance Enforcement Rural lifestyle 11
  12. 12. Seeking Public Input On Type of usage (mode, section) Interaction between modes Additional issues to consider Mitigation measures Anything else? 12
  13. 13. What we have heard…. Snowmobiles generate noise that impacts those living near to pathway Snowmobile clubs are organized, self-regulated, communicate rules to members Snowmobile use makes snow surface on pathway easier for walkers Snowmobile use discourages many walkers and skiers from using the pathway This route (Osgoode pathway) is safer for snowmobilers than alternatives Snowmobile use may prevent potential ski club use & grooming 13
  14. 14. What we have heard…. Horse owners/riders are part of the community and rural landscape Very few safe routes in the area to ride horses Horses can share the trail with all other users- incl. snowmobiles eBikes can look like scooters or (regular) bicycles, but must meet regulations with maximum:  Weight120kg  speed 32km/hr  power 500W 14
  15. 15. How to Provide Input: - Complete survey form  Hardcopy  on-line (ottawa.ca/ruralpathway) - Speak at Transportation Committee review  to be scheduled (Q1 2011)Or send information directly to project manager: Zlatko Krstulich, Transportation Planner, City of Ottawa 110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 1J1 Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 21827 Fax: 613-580-2578 E-mail: zlatko.krstulich@ottawa.ca ** All input must be received by Dec 20th 2010 *** 15
  16. 16. Questions? 16

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