The City has launched Phase 3 of consultation on the Transportation Master Plan. The public is invited to provide input on the close to 70 proposed transportation-related policies to be included in Part 1 of the Transportation Master Plan.

These policies – developed in line with the Official Plan, and the new realities of our growing city – will guide our transportation decisions and networks to 2046 and help Ottawa fulfill its vision of becoming the most liveable mid-sized city in North America.

The transportation sector contributes 44% of Ottawa’s greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve our target to reduce greenhouse gas emission to zero, significant shifts in vehicle technology and travel behaviour will be required. Transportation is also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Measures to improve resiliency must be considered in the design, implementation, operation, and maintenance of transportation infrastructure. Find out more about how climate change is addressed in the Transportation Master Plan in the climate change paper.

A full version of the Transportation Master Plan draft policies, along with one-pagers, surveys, and online mapping tools is available on the project website.


Cycling and walking projects

Residents are also invited to provide feedback on the pedestrian and cycling projects that are proposed for implementation from 2023 onwards and a proposed network of paved shoulders to be added to rural roads at the time of resurfacing.