Rideau Trail Multi-use Pathway
About the Project
The City is building a new hard-surface multi-use pathway between Queen Mary Rd. and Parkway.
This project was identified in the City's Active Transportation Master Plan, approved by Council in June 2018, as a priority opportunity to fill in gaps in the City's active transportation network. Public engagement on the subsequent Active Transportation Implementation Plan showed strong community interest in this multi-use pathway.
The Rideau Trail Multi-use Pathway will complete connections with existing active transportation infrastructure in the area. To the north, it will link to an existing multi-use path that connects to Portsmouth Ave. To the south, it links with existing cycling lanes along Queen Mary Road, south of Bath Road, which connect to the new protected cycling lanes on Johnson and Brock streets.
Construction is being planned for 2019-20 to take advantage of an opportunity to work jointly with staff from Utilities Kingston as they twin the existing sewer beneath this corridor.
Utilities Kingston's work is expected to take place over the fall of 2019 followed by construction of the multi-use pathway in spring 2020.
The City accepted public input on the potential location of rest areas along the multi-use pathway. The input period ended on Aug. 8. The project team is reviewing the input received to help determine bench locations.
July - August 2019Public engagement on rest areas
Fall 2019Finalize pathway design
Winter 2020Award construction contract
Winter 2020Utilities Kingston sewer construction
Spring 2020Multi-use pathway construction