Add Paved Shoulders to Old Montreal Road


on Old Montreal Road
from Cumberland Village 
to Orleans/Ottawa

By signing this petition, I support the addition of paved shoulders to Old Montreal Road connecting Cumberland Village to Orleans/Ottawa. I believe this will increase the safety of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians commuting, training and travelling along this beautiful route. 

This improvement creates bi-modal commuting options with cyclist, pedestrians and longboarders easily accessing the Trim Road Transit Station.

This improvement links existing Ottawa River Cycling Paths at Petrie Island to Cumberland Village and surrounding communities.

All Cumberland youth attend schools in Orleans/Ottawa or Rockland. They need healthy, inexpensive and safe transportation to their schools, athletics, arts programs, part-time jobs and friends.

Action is required now. The URBAN BOUNDARY has been expanded to Frank Kenny Road, development is accelerating with the planned 4000+ new homes and businesses of Cardinal Creek Village and traffic continues to increase along Old Montreal Road. We need Old Montreal Road to be a safer, wider roadway especially during these years of construction.

This petition will be presented at "Building a livable Ottawa" planning sessions in order to make changes to Ottawa's Official Plan and Ottawa's Cycling Plan. Please note that Cumberland Village is not even shown on Ottawa's "Cycling Map" in the section titled, "Orleans/Cumberland" ! 

Perhaps more importantly, it will be presented at public consultations regarding Cardinal Creek Village and brought to the attention of Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais.

Please share this page with others !

Thank you for helping improve our community !

Michael Partridge and Julie Hutsebaut
Cumberland, Ontario

Additional documents for your consideration:

Image #1 - City of Ottawa - Official Cycling Plan

Dotted Pink - represents this petition's desired paved shoulders linking Cumberland to Orleans/Ottawa. 
RED - Existing Cycling lanes
BLUE - Short term goals as stated in Cycling Plan
GREEN - Long term goals as stated in Cycling Plan

Note: Current Trim Road realignment construction includes cycling lanes from Trim to Cardinal Creek along Old Montreal Road and also includes Cycling lanes on all of Trim Road linking to North Service Road Paths at Petrie Island.

The yellow area represents Tamarack Homes' Cardinal Creek Village development of 4000+ homes, commercial areas, schools and parks. Hopefully Tamarack will be forced to improve Old Montreal Road with paved shoulders PRIOR to construction in order to ensure safety. This would leave only 2.5 km of paved shoulders for the City of Ottawa to improve to Cumberland Village.


Image #2 - Future Transportation trends from Cardinal Creek Village Development Plan

Get informed ! Visit the following link to see the details of Tamarack Homes' Development Application:

Image #3 - City of Ottawa Cycling Map - Note Section #3 "Orleans/Cumberland" does NOT show Cumberland and surroundings! Time to change this !


This petition was created by local residents of Cumberland and Orleans in the City of Ottawa.



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    Diane Lalonde, Canada

    2 years ago Comments: this is urgent...this road is dangerous for bikers and people walking...
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    Julie Hutsebaut, Canada

    2 years ago Comments: -
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    habteab debessay, Canada

    2 years ago Comments: the speed limit should be changed from 80km/h-60km/h.
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