The Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) was introduced in 2009 and recommends an extensive network of facilities composed of on-road and off-road paths designed to respond to the needs of a range of active transportation users, age and skill level. Since then a total of 193 kilometres of bike lanes, pathways and signed bike routes were implemented as well as 110 bike racks across the town.
The town is updating the existing ATMP to assess current conditions and develop an improved implementation plan to expand the network, and promote cycling and walking in Oakville.
Updates to the ATMP were developed following extensive public and stakeholder consultation and cover a number of areas including:
Town Council approved the 2017 ATMP Update at the July 10 Planning and Development Council meeting. Before finalizing the document, the town is accepting public input on the recommended update until August 25, 2017.
Review the 2017 ATMP Update and provide your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ATMP update is being completed consistent with master plan approach #1 outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study process. A key component of this study is two public consultation opportunities. The town is seeking input from the public to inform the development of the plan and identify a continuous and connected system of on and off-road AT facilities, policy improvements and opportunities to improve walking and biking within the town through education, encouragement and enforcement.
In addition, as part of the ATMP update the town will be developing a Development Charges By-law Background Report for Transit Services and Road Related Services later this year.
In anticipation of the ATMP update, staff held an interactive workshop on March 24, 2015 at Town Hall where participants were asked how the town could improve the current ATMP and what they thought the town needed to include in the study to get there. The results of the workshop helped scope the issues, challenges, opportunities and ideas to be considered and addressed in this year's update.
The cycling network map (pdf) outlines the existing and proposed cycling network by facility type. Also illustrated on the map are other relevant features, such as municipal boundaries, the street and highway network, GO Transit stations, parks and major watercourses. You can also access cycling and walking trails information online by using the interactive map for Cycle, Walk Oakville.
You can also review the Active Transportation trends map that shows the number of active transportation trips recorded by Strava users registered in Oakville.
Visit the Active Transportation Capital Projects page for a list of projects currently being designed and constructed.
Review the 2009 ATMP Final Report (pdf)
The ATMP aligns with the town's Transportation Master Plan (TMP), Switching Gears which aims to plan a transportation system that supports the anticipated growth of our community and aligns with other key studies,
Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
tel: 905-845-6601, ext. 3306