In 2019, Ottawa will have a world-class light rail system that will move us faster and more comfortably than ever before. But until then we need to keep moving. Here are some ways that you can improve your commute during construction.
Stay informed about capital infrastructure projects
Try commuting during off peak hours
If you can stagger your hours to start and finish outside of peak hours, you can avoid most of the congestion on major roadways. Check out the traffic cameras on the City’s interactive traffic map to see when the peak starts and ends.
Take OC Transpo
OC Transpo is one of the most successful public transportation systems in North America. With Bus Rapid Transit continuing throughout the construction of the Confederation Line, now is a great time to find out why. Plan your route using the OC Transpo trip planner at www.octranspo.com.
Ottawa has 700km of beautiful cycling pathways. Try cycling to work or even to the nearest OC Transpo or O-Train stop. You can find lots of additional information about Ottawa’s cycling network, including downloadable maps, on the City’s cycling page.