2013 Walkability

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Walkability refers to  how friendly a neighbourhood is to pedestrians. Walkable neighbourhoods can increase physical activity and enhance social interaction and cohesion.  They can also enhance the economic development of an area and increase safety.

Scores on each walkability component compare one neighbourhood to all other neighbourhoods in Ottawa.  An average score is 50.  A higher score indicates better walkability.  A score of 70 or above is excellent, and denotes that overall,  the neighbourhood is doing better than most other neighbourhoods on that factor. A score of 30 or below means that the neighbourhood is below most other neighbourhoods on that factor and has lots of room for improvement.

Select your neighbourhood to find out more about it’s walkability! 

Note: Only 78 of the 108 neighbourhoods are comparable on a walkability score.  Walkability data was not collected for the 30 more rural neighbourhoods.
Beacon Hill South – Cardinal Heights
Bells Corners East
Bells Corners West
Billings Bridge – Alta Vista
Blackburn Hamlet
Borden Farm – Stewart Farm – Parkwood Hills – Fisher Glen
Braemar Park – Bel Air Heights – Copeland Park
Briar Green – Leslie Park
Bridlewood – Emerald Meadows
Britannia Village
Byward Market
Carleton University
Carlingwood West – Glabar Park – McKellar Heights
Carson Grove – Carson Meadows
CFB Rockcliffe-NRC
Chapman Mills – Rideau Crest – Davidson Heights
Cityview — Crestview — Meadowlands
Civic Hospital-Central Park
Crystal Bay – Lakeview Park
Elmvale – Eastway – Riverview – Riverview Park West
Emerald Woods – Sawmill Creek
Glebe – Dows Lake
Glen Cairn – Kanata South Business Park
Greenboro East
Hawthorne Meadows – Sheffield Glen
Hintonburg – Mechanicsville
Hunt Club East – Western Community
Hunt Club Park
Hunt Club Upper -Blossom Park – Timbermill
Hunt Club Woods – Quintarra – Revelstoke
Island Park
Kanata Lakes – Marchwood Lakeside – Morgan’s Grant – Kanata North Business Park
Katimavik – Hazeldean
Lebreton Development
Ledbury – Heron Gate – Ridgemont – Elmwood
Lindenlea – New Edinburgh
Merivale Gardens – Grenfell Glen – Pineglen – Country Place
New Barrhaven – New Development – Stonebridge
Orléans Avalon – Notting Gate – Fallingbrook – Gardenway South
Orléans Central
Orléans Chapel Hill
Orléans Chapel Hill South
Orléans Chatelaine Village
Orléans North West
Orléans Queenswood Heights
Orléans Village – Chateauneuf
Old Ottawa East
Old Ottawa South
Overbrook – McArthur
Playfair Park – Lynda Park – Guildwood Estates
Qualicum – Redwood Park
Riverside Park
Riverside South – Leitrim
Rockcliffe – Manor Park
Rothwell Heights – Beacon Hill North
Sandy Hill – Ottawa East
Skyline – Fisher Heights
South Keys – Heron Gate – Greenboro West
Vanier North
Vanier South
West Centertown
Whitehaven – Queensway Terrace North
Woodroffe – Lincoln Heights
Woodvale – Craig Henry – Manordale – Estates of Arlington Woods


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