Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study Update

Following an open house on June 18th and two week period for email submissions, 140 comments were received by the City regarding the proposed re-design of Alta Vista Drive. No clear consensus was reached in the 140 responses, with 38 people preferring Option A (raised, segregated bike lane next to the road), 44 preferring Option B (segregated cycle track bundled next to the road), 21 suggesting other options and 18 requesting status quo. Those supporting the project mentioned the need for segregated cycling facilities, the need for traffic calming on Alta Vista Drive and the benefits associated with renewing the underground infrastructure. Concerns for the project related to potential loss of trees, snow removal, passage of emergency vehicles and implications for residents living on Alta Vista Drive. The city is currently taking all the feedback and adjusting a design proposal. An open house will be held in early October, we will keep you posted, or visit the City page.

AVCA’s submission with respect to Heron Gate

In July 2019, the AVCA submitted their preliminary report to the City of Ottawa with respect to the Heron Gate development. The AVCA will continue to work with the City of the Ottawa,the City Councilor and Timbercreek to ensure the re-development meets the needs of the residents of Heron Gate and Alta Vista. You can read our initial submission here:

Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study

The City of Ottawa project manager for the Alta Vista Drive Functional Planning Study will be accepting input until July 12th, 2019 regarding future options for the redesign of Alta Vista Drive, construction upon which is slated to begin in 2023. The options, A and B, that are being considered are reflective of those that fit the criteria of Alta Vista Drive and its users from Bank until Smyth. This section includes over 100 homes, three schools, three churches and two shopping centres. Please feel free to provide your input to by July 12th, all input will then be rolled up and included on the project site at