Manotick on the Move

The Manotick on the Move project was created to encourage residents to take more trips on foot or bicycle within the Village of Manotick and to encourage visitors from neighbouring areas to travel to Manotick on foot or by bicycle.  The project included:

  • A presentation by Active Transportation consultant Michael Haynes on successful initiatives from across Canada.

  • A one-day Manotick on the Move Forum facilitated by Michael Haynes to discuss ways to improve walking and cycling in Manotick.

  • A ‘pop-up’ crosswalk painted by families and children during “A Taste of Manotick," a festival celebrating local eateries and held on a closed portion of Manotick’s Main Street.  

  • A Manotick Village Pathway Map to show pathway connections within the village, and how the village connects to other communities via the multi-use pathways.

Project Results
  • The temporary crosswalk created awareness for the need to establish a crosswalk on Main Street.

  • 3,000 copies of the Manotick Village Pathway Map were printed and distributed to Manotick and area businesses, as well as libraries and community centres in the larger City of Ottawa. 

  • More than 30 people representing 20 different village organizations, schools, and community groups, as well as City of Ottawa staff, participated in the one-day forum.

  • The forum identified a top 10 list of short-term priorities to improve walking and cycling in Manotick, based on participant feedback.  The list included actions to: improve pedestrian and cycling connections and infrastructure, and increase awareness for local business and residents.

Manotick on the Move was funded in part by the City of Ottawa's Community Environmental Projects Grants Program

Read more about the project in the Final Report Manotick on the Move: A Walking and Cycling Forum