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Project update: Council approves all recommendations of Active Transportation Network study

Guelph City Council approved staff’s four recommendations from the Active Transportation Network study on July 24, 2017. The approved recommendations are as follows: That the Guelph Active Transportation Network Design Guidelines and Feasibility Study dated June 2017, prepared by WSP and Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited, be approved; That funding for year-round maintenance of the Active Transportation Network per the recommendations of the Guelph Active Transportation Network Design Guidelines and Feasibility Study be included in the proposed 2018 Operating Budget; That funds to implement the Guelph Active Transportation Network Design Guidelines and Feasibility Study over the next ten years, estimated to be $12,268,000, be included in the proposed 2018-2027 Capital Budget; That the operating budget to provide year-round maintenance of the proposed active transportation network be… Continue reading Project update: Council approves all recommendations of Active Transportation Network study

July 4 Council report and attachments for the ATN study

The July 4 report to Council on the Active Transportation Network study, and all related attachments are now available online. July 4 Council Staff Report — Active Transportation Network feasibility and design study (page 186, 7MB) Attachment 1 Guelph Active Transportation Network study [PDF 155 MB] Attachment 2 Map of Cycling Master Plan and proposed Active Transportation Network  [PDF 344kB] Attachment 3 Estimated capital costs of the proposed active transportation on-road network [PDF 59kB] Attachment 4, Appendix A — Consultation Record [PDF 3MB] Attachment 5 Appendix B — Natural Heritage Study [PDF 67MB]

Active Transportation network study update, June 2017

The City has completed the Guelph Active Transportation Network (ATN) study. The study recommends 54 km of trail improvements and new connections to provide direct, quiet routes across the city for people travelling by bike or on foot. The proposed routes avoid busy roads and intersections, and will appeal to people who would bike more often if a quiet or off-road route existed. Guelph’s vision is to provide a safe, attractive and practical cycling environment, and become one of Canada’s top bicycle-friendly communities. The ATN study helps address the first two elements of the Bicycle-Friendly Guelph vision: To get more people cycling; and To create a safer and more connected network. Active transportation supports healthy lifestyles, cleaner air and attracts business and visitors. Consultants working… Continue reading Active Transportation network study update, June 2017

Sidewalk Needs Assessment study update, March 2017

The Sidewalk Needs Assessment (SNA) study supports improved connectivity for pedestrians throughout the City of Guelph. The City is worked with Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. to: Review the current guidelines for sidewalk construction and exploring municipal best practices; Develop ranking criteria for prioritizing which gaps need to be filled in; Propose an implementation strategy and cost estimate for completing the sidewalk network. Where we’re at Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. completed their study report in December 2016. Council approved the Sidewalk Needs Assessment report (page 11) at the March 27, 2017 meeting.   Next steps The study is now complete. Sidewalk needs will be incorporated into future budgets by priority as funds allow. For more information Jennifer Juste, Transportation Demand Management Coordinator Transportation Services 519-822-1260 extension 2791 tdm@guelph.ca

Sidewalk Needs Assessment study update, November 2016

The Sidewalk Needs Assessment (SNA) study supports improved connectivity for pedestrians throughout the City of Guelph. The City is working with Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd to: Review the current guidelines for sidewalk construction and exploring municipal best practices; Develop ranking criteria for prioritizing which gaps need to be filled in; Propose an implementation strategy and cost estimate for completing the sidewalk network. Where we’re at Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. is finalizing the study report for staff.   Next steps   City staff plan to share the report with Council and the community in early 2017. For more information Jennifer Juste, Transportation Demand Management Coordinator Transportation Services 519-822-1260 extension 2791 tdm@guelph.ca

Active Transportation Network study update, November 2016

The Active Transportation Network Study includes the development of design guidelines and a feasibility study. Together, these pieces will inform future upgrades of the City’s network of trails to improve connectivity for active forms of transportation such as walking, running, cycling and inline skating. Design guidelines will consider what upgrades would look like in different environments such as woodlands, wetlands, city parks and road boulevards. The feasibility study will determine which trails are best suited for upgrades as well as the estimated construction and maintenance costs of changes recommended by the design guidelines. Where we’re at Staff have reviewed the draft version of final report and have provided comments back to the consultants, MMM Group Ltd. and Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. Next steps Consultants are… Continue reading Active Transportation Network study update, November 2016

Which trails would you like to see upgraded as part of an active transportation network?

The Active Transportation Network Study includes the development of design guidelines and a feasibility study. Together, these pieces will inform future upgrades of the City’s network of trails to improve connectivity for active forms of transportation such as walking, running, cycling and inline skating. Continue reading Which trails would you like to see upgraded as part of an active transportation network?

What criteria should be used to prioritize where to build missing sidewalks?

Have your Say We want to hear from you! What criteria should be used to prioritize where to build missing sidewalks? Sidewalk Needs Assessment Study Be part of the conversation Check out our MindMixer feedback Look for the Bicycle Friendly Guelph booth at these community events: July 1 at Canada Day in the Park, Riverside Park July 5 at the Tour de Guelph, University of Guelph Soccer Complex More opportunities to join the conversation will be announced as the project progresses. The City is also consulting with local technical agencies, external stakeholder groups and local interest groups and the general public. For more information Jennifer Juste,Transportation Demand Management Coordinator Transportation Services 519-822-1260 extension 2791 tdm@guelph.ca