Westboro Beach and Bike Path Detour

From: Richard Lochead
Date: Fri, May 12, 2023 at 11:51 AM

Westboro Beach Redevelopment and Bike Path Detour

At a consultation session on May 3rd Benoit Gelinas, Public Relations Officer for the NCC provide an update on the Westboro Beach Construction which will result in a detour to the Ottawa River bike path from Island Park to Westboro Beach for all of 2023 and possibly part of 2024. A map of the detour is attached. Benoit noted that signage will be in place at various locations to help the public navigate the bike path detour. Users will now have to cross the SJAM Parkway at the Island Park traffic lights to reconnect to the existing pathway. This will be an inconvenience to cyclists and pedestrians bikers accustomed to a continuous nonstop route.

[Map of 2023 Bike Path Closures near Westboro Beach]

Benoit also reported that the Beach will be open this summer “at 2/3 capacity on a non-supervised basis.” Signage will be posted on swimming conditions. Porta potties will be on site.

Additional information can be found at NCC link

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