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The 2019 Active Transportation Capital Program was approved by Council on March 25, 2019.
By the end of 2019, the initiation of 11.9 kilometres of new cycling and pedestrian paths will have started for a number of different uses.
The start of detailed design along the Crosstown trail from Bristol Circle to Winston Churchill Boulevard, with support of funding from the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling (OMCC) Program, Crosstown Trail from Fourth Line to Bronte Road, and Lakeshore Road from Morrison Road to Winston Churchill Boulevard.
Along Bristol Circle and Winston Park Boulevard.
Along Speers Road from west of Third Line to Fourth Line.
Along River Oaks Boulevard, Maple Avenue, Macdonald Road, Riverview Street, Creek Path Avenue, Pinegrove Road, Oak Park Boulevard, Sawgrass Drive, Wembley Road, Oakmead Boulevard, Parkside Drive, Aspen Forest Drive, Hyde Park Gate, Central Park Drive, Jones Street, Lees Lane, Nautical Boulevard, White Oaks Boulevard, Warminster Drive, Allan Street, Dunn Street, Sixteen Mile Drive / Wheat Boom Drive, and North Park Boulevard.
Along Bronte Road, Ontario Street, East Street, Kerr Street, and Trafalgar Road.
Implementation of a 4 m wide asphalt multi-use trail along the existing Crosstown Trail between Eighth Line and North Ridge Trail. It is envisioned the trail will not be widened through woodlots and the natural heritage system. Additional features will include rest areas, bike repair stations, automatic bicycle counters, signage, and tourist information kiosks.
Multi-use trail along the north side of the North Service Road between Third Line and Fourth Line. The North Service Road is planned to be urbanized/widened in the future to a three-lane cross-section with a concrete sidewalk on the north side. Notwithstanding the road will be widened in the future, within the interim stage a 3 m wide multi-use trail along the north side will be constructed to accommodate all active transportation users.
Bicycle shelter will be installed at the north transit hub. Funded through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, this infrastructure is recognized as an additional active transportation feature that helps connect major transit routes to key community destinations.
Town staff will be updating the Cycle, Walk Oakville web-based and hard copy maps, and participating in the Active and Sustainable School Transportation program.
For a detailed list of upcoming active transportation projects for 2019 and completed/ongoing projects from 2018, check out the March 25, 2019 7 p.m. Community Services Committee staff report.
Sustainable Transportation Program Co-ordinator
Engineering and Construction Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3306