Category Archives: Biking and walking

Construction notice: Gordon Street safety improvements will help protect people walking, biking and driving

September 8, 2021

The City is making improvements on the west side of Gordon Street between Fountain and Wellington Streets to help address ongoing safety concerns for people walking, biking and driving to and through this area. Continue reading Construction notice: Gordon Street safety improvements will help protect people walking, biking and driving


Safe Semester kicks off September 3

August 23, 2021

Guelph’s Safe Semester runs September 3-October 3 to support a safe and enjoyable environment downtown for businesses, residents and students. Continue reading Safe Semester kicks off September 3


Have your say about making Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan a reality

August 12, 2021

Join us August 19 to provide feedback to help us understand how the preferred alternative for Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan will look, work and feel in real life. Continue reading Have your say about making Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan a reality


UPDATED: Stevenson Street closed to through traffic starting July 26

July 19, 2021

Stevenson Street closed to through traffic starting April 21 Continue reading UPDATED: Stevenson Street closed to through traffic starting July 26


Macdonell and Wyndham patio street closures extended for recognized holidays

June 30, 2021

Macdonell and Wyndham patio street closures extended for recognized holidays Continue reading Macdonell and Wyndham patio street closures extended for recognized holidays


Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy

June 29, 2021

Guelph will use more than $900,000 in federal and provincial funding to enhance Guelph’s Active Transportation Network increase the urban forest canopy.  Continue reading Guelph receives funding to improve active transportation network and urban forest canopy


It’s patio season!

June 10, 2021

Macdonell and Wyndham streets closed weekends for seasonal patio program Continue reading It’s patio season!


Get in ‘gear’ this Bike Month!

May 31, 2021

Continue reading Get in ‘gear’ this Bike Month!


Updated Guelph Trail Master Plan prioritizes growth, sustainability of trail system

May 27, 2021

The City has released the draft Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) for community and Council consideration ahead of the Committee of the Whole meeting on June 7 Continue reading Updated Guelph Trail Master Plan prioritizes growth, sustainability of trail system


Future-focused transportation solution will create equitable access in Guelph

May 14, 2021

On May 26, City Council will discuss the future of Guelph’s transportation network through the presentation of a preferred transportation solution. Continue reading Future-focused transportation solution will create equitable access in Guelph


City drilling for groundwater test wells on College Avenue West and on Hanlon Road starting April 26

April 23, 2021

Continue reading City drilling for groundwater test wells on College Avenue West and on Hanlon Road starting April 26


Construction notice: Section of Gosling Gardens closed starting April 13

April 1, 2021

Work at Gosling Gardens is expected to start on or about Tuesday, April 13 and take two weeks to complete, weather permitting. Continue reading Construction notice: Section of Gosling Gardens closed starting April 13


Construction notice: Norwich Pedestrian Bridge construction starts April 6

March 24, 2021

Continue reading Construction notice: Norwich Pedestrian Bridge construction starts April 6


Final phase of traffic calming measures coming to Downey Road

March 5, 2021

This spring, the City of Guelph is implementing the final phase of traffic calming measures along Downey Road between Woodland Glen and Teal drives. Continue reading Final phase of traffic calming measures coming to Downey Road


$40 annual fee for bike parking at Market Parkade starts February 1

January 26, 2021

Starting February 1, people who bike in Guelph can buy a $40, taxes included, annual pass to park their bike in the secure bike parking room at the Market Parkade on Wilson Street. Continue reading $40 annual fee for bike parking at Market Parkade starts February 1


City providing additional information to complete Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge environmental assessment

January 14, 2021

The City is working to provide more information to meet the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) process for the Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge project as requested by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks following their review of the EA. Continue reading City providing additional information to complete Emma Street to Earl Street pedestrian bridge environmental assessment


Help us shift into a new gear for how we move around Guelph

January 14, 2021

We’re asking for your feedback on the next phase of Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan. Whether you walk, ride a bike, take a bus, drive a car or use some other form of travel we want to hear from you by February 9. Continue reading Help us shift into a new gear for how we move around Guelph


We’re listening! Share your thoughts on Guelph’s trails

November 24, 2020

We want to hear your feedback on Guelph trails by December 15 at haveyoursay.guelph.ca. Continue reading We’re listening! Share your thoughts on Guelph’s trails


Help us shape how we travel around Guelph

November 12, 2020

We’re sharing our progress and looking for your feedback on values, goals and possible options for Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan. We want to hear from you by December 4. Continue reading Help us shape how we travel around Guelph


Should Guelph lower speed limits?

November 9, 2020

We want your feedback on speed limits in Guelph. Complete the online survey by November 30. Continue reading Should Guelph lower speed limits?


Guelph making temporary sidewalk and road changes so people can be active outdoors and remain 2 metres apart

October 20, 2020

Guelph is making temporary road and sidewalk changes at seven locations so people walking and cycling can stay 2 metres apart. Continue reading Guelph making temporary sidewalk and road changes so people can be active outdoors and remain 2 metres apart


Advanced walk signals will give pedestrians a five-second head start at seven Guelph intersections

October 14, 2020

Drivers should pay extra attention to traffic signals and watch for pedestrians with changes coming to seven intersections across the city starting October 19. Continue reading Advanced walk signals will give pedestrians a five-second head start at seven Guelph intersections


What did you think of the slow streets pilot?

October 1, 2020

Take the survey by November 1. How have these slow streets worked for you? Did you walk, bike, rollerblade or drive on any of these streets? Continue reading What did you think of the slow streets pilot?


Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environment Assessment Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River

September 30, 2020

Have your say about the proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma to Earl Street over the Speed River. Read the Environmental Assessment report and provide comments by October 23. Continue reading Notice of study completion: Municipal Class Environment Assessment Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River


Have a “wheelie” good Bike Month this September

September 1, 2020

We’re celebrating our third annual Bike Month this September! Get on your bike for Ride Your Bike Day on September 19 and take part in virtual challenges for a chance to win great prizes. Continue reading Have a “wheelie” good Bike Month this September


Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1

August 31, 2020

Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1 Continue reading Tree removals at Goldie Mill start September 1


Earl to Emma street bridge will improve connections to downtown for people walking and biking

August 27, 2020

On September 8, City Council will discuss a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma and Earl Streets over the Speed River. Continue reading Earl to Emma street bridge will improve connections to downtown for people walking and biking


Construction notice: York Road closed to through traffic starting early September

August 27, 2020

York Road will be closed from Ontario Street to Stevenson Street to through traffic starting the week of September 8 until about June 2021. Continue reading Construction notice: York Road closed to through traffic starting early September


Slow streets pilot project aims to improve safety on residential roads

August 25, 2020

Guelph trying out slow streets on six residential roads. This pilot is part of Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts and run September 1 to October 31. Continue reading Slow streets pilot project aims to improve safety on residential roads


Guelph testing traffic data cameras for better traffic management

July 31, 2020

The City of Guelph is testing the effectiveness of two different traffic data collection cameras starting mid-August. Continue reading Guelph testing traffic data cameras for better traffic management


City gets $8.35 million from Investing in Canada to make more transit and cycling accessibility improvements

June 23, 2020

The City is getting $8.35 million from the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan for two projects that include active transportation and accessibility improvements to help people get around Guelph. Continue reading City gets $8.35 million from Investing in Canada to make more transit and cycling accessibility improvements


Market Parkade and Wilson Street improvements completed within budget and with sustainability in mind

October 9, 2019

This month, the City will celebrate the long-awaited completion of the Wilson Street road improvements and the grand opening of the new Market Parkade. The new Norfolk Street pedestrian bridge will also open, and the Wilson Street public art project will be unveiled along with four new murals created as part of the Main Street Mural Project. All work was completed within planned budgets. Continue reading Market Parkade and Wilson Street improvements completed within budget and with sustainability in mind


Learn how to use Guelph Transit’s bike racks

July 19, 2019

This summer, Guelph Transit is hosting demonstration sessions to show cyclists how to properly use the bike rack on the front of its conventional buses.  Continue reading Learn how to use Guelph Transit’s bike racks


New sidewalks in 2018

November 27, 2018

Continue reading New sidewalks in 2018


Protected intersection makes left turns safer for cyclists

August 23, 2018

Starting Monday morning, those travelling through the Gordon Street and Stone Road intersection will notice new pavement markings. New features will make travel through the intersection safer for people on bikes and in cars. Continue reading Protected intersection makes left turns safer for cyclists


Final design selected for the Ward to Downtown Bridge

June 19, 2018

Continue reading Final design selected for the Ward to Downtown Bridge


Open house: Community feedback needed for Niska Road reconstruction

November 23, 2017

Continue reading Open house: Community feedback needed for Niska Road reconstruction


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

July 25, 2017

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


New sidewalks in 2017

March 28, 2017

Continue reading New sidewalks in 2017


Notice of study commencement: Pedestrian bridges over the Speed River linking St. Patrick’s Ward to downtown

July 20, 2016

Continue reading Notice of study commencement: Pedestrian bridges over the Speed River linking St. Patrick’s Ward to downtown


City seeks public input on Wilson Street reconstruction and design

July 15, 2016

Continue reading City seeks public input on Wilson Street reconstruction and design


Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge improvements Environment Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

July 11, 2016

Continue reading Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge improvements Environment Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement


Norwich Street Bridge improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

July 5, 2016

Continue reading Norwich Street Bridge improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement


City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops

June 20, 2016

Continue reading City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops


Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

May 19, 2016

Continue reading Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement


City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor

May 10, 2016

Continue reading City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor


Share the Road Cycling Coalition Announces Bicycle Friendly Community Awards

April 24, 2012

The following communities were awarded Bicycle Friendly status: Toronto – Silver; Guelph – Bronze; Mississauga – Bronze; Oakville – Bronze; Peterborough – Bronze; Richmond Hill – Bronze; Welland – Bronze. Honorable Mentions were given to Sault Ste Marie and Whitby. Continue reading Share the Road Cycling Coalition Announces Bicycle Friendly Community Awards