The City is working hard to provide safe active transportation opportunities across Guelph. The plan is to install 13 kilometers of protected cycling lanes. In 2022, the City asked the community to provide feedback on conceptual designs for three of four sections of road along Gordon Street and College Avenue.
This project aims to provide cycling infrastructure that will empower more people to leave their cars at home and travel by bike instead. Current painted bike lanes next to arterial roads are dated, and the City is looking beyond this type of bike lane to a more modern, safe and comfortable option.
The conceptual design for College Avenue between Janefield Avenue to Dundas Lane includes three lanes of traffic along with a separated, one-way cycling lane on each side of the road. The same is also planned for two sections of Gordon Street, from Waterloo Avenue to Edinburgh Road and Lowes Road to Clair Road, with a mixture of four or five traffic lanes.
The City is now taking that community feedback and developing an assessment report to inform a recommendation for Council to consider in the upcoming multi-year budget, with construction slated in the coming years.
Delivering sustainable, affordable and equitable transportation options supports the City’s commitment to Race To Zero. It makes it easier for people to travel year-round, whether walking, cycling, driving or taking transit. This forward-thinking plan is crucial to keeping people and goods moving within and from Guelph as the city grows and diversifies.