Active Transportation Master Plan

The Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) was introduced in 2009 and updated in 2017. The plan 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 2009, a total of 200 kilometres of bike lanes, pathways and signed bike routes have been implemented as well as 200 bike racks across the town.

New! Official plan updates

You are invited to attend this meeting to provide input about three proposed official plan amendments (OPAs) to update the town’s official plan documents based on the 2017 ATMP Update. OPA 28 will add a new town-wide map of existing and planned active transportation facilities to the Livable Oakville Plan. OPA 319 and OPA 320 will update the policies of the North Oakville East and West Secondary Plans to reference the planned active transportation facilities shown on the new map in the Livable Oakville Plan.

Planning and Development Council
May 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Council Chamber

The 2017 ATMP Update

The town updated 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:

  • Safety
  • Environmental benefits
  • Outreach
  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Design standards

Town Council approved the 2017 ATMP Update at the July 10, 2017  Planning and Development Council meeting.

Background

The ATMP update was completed consistent with master plan approach #1 outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study process. A key component of this study was two public consultation opportunities. The town gathered 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.

Cycling Network Map

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.

Active Transportation Capital Projects

Visit the Active Transportation Capital Projects page for a list of projects currently being designed and constructed.

The Transportation Master Plan - Switching Gears

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,

For more information contact:

Chris Clapham
Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator
Town of Oakville
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3
tel: 905-845-6601, ext. 3306