NOKIA Sunday Bikeways – 2020

NOKIA Sunday Bikeways - 2020

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal


From May 17 to September 6, 2020

Every Sunday morning during the summer, parkways in the heart of Ottawa and nearby Gatineau Park are closed to motor vehicles and open for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and pedestrians.

Since 1970, the NCC has hosted Sunday Bikedays, allowing cyclists to experience the Capital’s scenic parkways car-free. Today, the program provides more than 50 kilometres of parkways to hundreds of thousands of visitors, who enjoy seeing the Capital Region from a different perspective and in a fun and environmentally friendly way. The program has been replicated in many other cities around the globe.

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays, the Capital’s popular program, is organized by the National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with long-term title sponsor NOKIA, and major sponsors, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and Service Plus.

Choose your parkways

Time to get your bike tuned up, because NOKIA Sunday Bikeways is back for another season.

In Ottawa

Starting on June 2, from 7 am to 9 am, for cyclists who like to ride faster.

A new fast lane is offered on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway.

9 am to 1 pm
– Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres)
– Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres)
– Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres)

In Gatineau Park

6 am to 11 am: A total of 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy steep hills!
– Gatineau Parkway
– Champlain Parkway
– Fortune Lake Parkway

6 am to 1 pm : A total of 2.5 kilometres north of Chemin du Lac-Meech (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.


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Project entered on: April 18, 2020 at 11:45 am

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