Managing the Parkways
The NCC and its predecessors have been building and managing parkways in the Capital since 1899. There are now 90 kilometres of parkways managed by the NCC — 52 kilometres in Ottawa and 38 kilometres in Gatineau Park.
The NCC maintains the scenic nature of the parkways by:
- limiting signage and lighting
- prohibiting commercial vehicles
- restricting access to prevent congestion
- landscaping the parkways to enhance views.