The 2017 Active Transportation Capital Program was approved by Council on March 27, 2017.
By the end of 2017, implementation of over 4 kilometres of new cycling and pedestrian paths will have started for a number of different uses.
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.
Implementation of a 4 m wide asphalt multi-use trail along the existing Crosstown Trail between Neyagawa Boulevard and Rockingham Drive. 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, and tourist information kiosks.
Along Third Line, bicycle racks will be installed at numerous transit stops connecting the Bronte GO station and the Oakville-Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. 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.
Redesign of a bike lane along both sides of Kingsway Drive between Ford Drive and Winston Churchill Boulevard. Left turn lane will not be removed at major intersections, and the centre left turn lane will remain in place in front of James W. Hill Public School and St. Luke Catholic School. Review the Kingsway Drive detailed design (pdf).
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.
Finally, a major initiative for 2017 will be to finalize the review and assessment of the entire existing active transportation network in order to develop a larger scale capital rehabilitation program to ensure our paths and trails remain in good condition. The study is anticipated to be completed by the end of August 2017. Recommendations from the study will inform staff where to focus the active transportation rehabilitation capital budget.
For a detailed list of upcoming active transportation projects for 2016 and completed/ongoing projects from 2015, check out the March 27, 2017 Community Services Committee staff report.
Sustainable Transportation Program Co-ordinator
Engineering and Construction Department
905-845-6601, ext. 3306