The NCC has retained WSP Canada to develop an asphalt improvement plan and propose possible changes to the existing bidirectional cycle track on the Portage Bridge. The construction work is currently scheduled to begin in summer 2018.
Following an analysis of the cycling facility, possible cycling improvements include the following:
Any changes to the cycle track are considered temporary until the full rehabilitation of the bridge structure, which will be required in 10 to 15 years. During a full bridge rehabilitation, additional improvements to the cycle track and connections may be possible. It is noted for all options that consideration is being given to reducing the posted speed limit on the bridge to 50 km/h.
Let us know what you think of the proposed options to improve the existing cycle track, by completing the following survey by midnight on February 1, 2018. Your comments will be reviewed and will contribute to the selection of the best option. To finalize the selection, the option needs to be approved by the NCC Board of Directors in winter 2018.