Category Archives: Biking and walking

New traffic signal on York Road at Elizabeth Street

April 12, 2018

A new pedestrian signal located on York Road at Elizabeth Street began operation today. Continue reading New traffic signal on York Road at Elizabeth Street


Repairs to pedestrian signal on Gordon Street at Water Street start April 3

April 3, 2018

Gordon Street at Water Street The City is working to repair a pedestrian signal at the intersection of Gordon Street and Water Street that was damaged over the weekend in a traffic accident. Repairs will start April 3 Work is expected to be complete on April 4, depending on the level of damage. Pedestrian access is limited Pedestrian access to the west side of the road is limited at the intersection. Pedestrians are advised to use the crosswalk at Gordon Street and Wellington Street while repairs are underway. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important repair. Any updates will be posted on guelph.ca/construction. For more information Steve Anderson, Supervisor Traffic Engineering Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services City of Guelph 519-822-1260 extension… Continue reading Repairs to pedestrian signal on Gordon Street at Water Street start April 3


Construction notice: Section of Norfolk Street closed April 19 and 20 for footbridge removal

March 29, 2018

Between Waterloo Avenue/Wilson Street and Macdonell Street The City is building a new parking facility at the site of the Wilson Street parking lot. The new parkade will provide over 400 new parking spaces. Parkade construction is expected to be complete in 2019. The City is also replacing the Norfolk Street footbridge as part of this project. Norfolk Street closed April 19-20 Norfolk Street will be closed to all traffic between Waterloo/Wilson and Macdonell for two days to allow for the removal of the Norfolk Street footbridge. Through detour via Wellington/Woolwich The detour for those travelling past the downtown core to the north end of Guelph is via Wellington and Woolwich streets. Those accessing the downtown should use Wellington and Wyndham when coming from the… Continue reading Construction notice: Section of Norfolk Street closed April 19 and 20 for footbridge removal


New traffic signal on Wellington Street, west of Edinburgh Road

March 14, 2018

A new pedestrian signal located on Wellington Street, west of Edinburgh Road began operation today. Continue reading New traffic signal on Wellington Street, west of Edinburgh Road


New traffic signal on Eastview Road, west of Watson Parkway

March 14, 2018

A new pedestrian signal located on Eastview Road west of Watson Parkway North began operation today. Continue reading New traffic signal on Eastview Road, west of Watson Parkway


Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets now open

March 5, 2018

Update March 5, 2018: Metrolinx has completed the installation of the new bridge and it is now open for pedestrians to use. Update February 5, 2018: Metrolinx was onsite this past weekend installing the new bridge. According to Metrolinx, the bridge will  reopen by the end of February. Update November 14, 2017: According to Metrolinx, a new bridge should be installed by the end of January 2018. Update November 1, 2017: Metrolinx will have a contractor on-site this week. A construction schedule is expected sometime in the next week. Update August 30, 2017: The City’s rail partners expect to begin repair work on the bridge on or about September 11, 2017 and be finished by the end of the month. Guelph, Ont., August 1, 2017—The… Continue reading Walkway connecting Huron and Grove/Metcalfe streets now open


UPDATE: Silvercreek Trail closed starting February 22

February 26, 2018

South side of Silvercreek Trail from Edinburgh Road to Municipal Street UPDATE: The trail is now open as of February 26. The south side of Silvercreek Trail (a part of the Royal Recreation Trail) is closed due to flooding in the area from Edinburgh Road to Municipal Street. The trail will be closed until the flooding stops. Residents are reminded to stay away from rising waters. The City will update this notice and our social media feeds once the trail has reopened. The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this closure. For more information Dave Beaton, Supervisor, Trails and Natural Areas Stewardship Parks Operations and Forestry, Parks and Recreation 519-822-1260 extension 2761 dave.beaton@guelph.ca  


Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5

January 29, 2018

Northbound lane reduction also starts on Norfolk at Gordon The City is building a new parking facility at the site of the Wilson Street parking lot. The new parkade will provide over 400 new parking spaces. Parkade construction is expected to be complete in 2019. Wilson Street closure and Gordon/Norfolk northbound lane reduction Starting on February 5, Wilson Street will be closed between Gordon Street and Northumberland Street for the duration of the construction, about 18 months. There will also be a lane reduction on Norfolk Street between Gordon Street and Macdonell Street and traffic will change as follows: The left most northbound lane on Gordon Street will become a left-turn lane only (onto Waterloo Avenue) The centre lane will be the through lane on… Continue reading Construction notice: Wilson Street, Norfolk footbridge closing for parkade construction starting February 5


Eastview Road features multi-use path and wildlife crossings

December 4, 2017

Eastview Road has reopened to through traffic after four months of construction. The completed construction between Starwood Road and Watson Parkway North offers a number of new amenities for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and even wildlife, including some changes which cannot be seen. Continue reading Eastview Road features multi-use path and wildlife crossings


Open house: Community feedback needed for Niska Road reconstruction

November 23, 2017

Ptarmigan Drive to City limits The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present plans for construction on Niska Road between Ptarmigan Drive and the City limits west of the Niska Road Bridge. Work includes the reconstruction of Niska Road from Ptarmigan Drive to the City limits at the Speed River as per the approved Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA), filed on December 3, 2015. The EA was approved on March 21, 2017 by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC). Tuesday, December 12, 2017 5:30—8:30 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School, Library 23 Ptarmigan Drive, Guelph Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view project information, including map and schedules, and ask questions about traffic impacts… Continue reading Open house: Community feedback needed for Niska Road reconstruction


City seeks community input on Guelph Trail Master Plan

October 13, 2017

Guelph, Ont., October 13, 2017 – The City of Guelph is gathering community input as part of the Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) Update project. The Guelph Trail Master Plan provides strategic direction and specific guidelines for work related to City trails, including trail planning, land securement, funding, design, implementation, operation, promotion and maintenance. “Updating the existing master plan is an opportunity for us to incorporate additional items such as new trail design guidelines, a trail promotion strategy, revised trail routes, and new types of trail facilities,” says Helen White, a park planner with the City. Trail user groups are invited to attend an information session, including presentation, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17 at Guelph City Hall. A drop-in session for land owners… Continue reading City seeks community input on Guelph Trail Master Plan


Notice: Guelph Trail Master Plan Update information sessions

October 11, 2017

The City of Guelph is hosting three information sessions as part of the Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) Update project. Specifically, the City would like to hear from residents on the master plan goal, guiding principles, promotion strategy, trail route planning, land securement, funding, design, implementation, maintenance and operation. Thursday, October 19 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (drop in) Guelph Public Library 100 Norfolk Street Thursday, October 19 7–9 p.m. (presentation at 7:30 p.m.) Evergreen Seniors Community Centre 683 Woolwich Street Saturday, October 21 7 a.m.–noon (drop in) Guelph Farmer’s Market 2 Gordon Street Have your say Can’t make it to an information session? An online survey will be available October 19 at guelph.ca/haveyoursay. Deadline for input is November 10, 2017. About the project The GTMP provides… Continue reading Notice: Guelph Trail Master Plan Update information sessions


Mayor Guthrie and the Guelph Hurricanes walk to school with Guelph students on October 4

October 2, 2017

International Walk to School Month event Attention news, photo and video editors Guelph, Ont., October 2, 2017—In celebration of International Walk to School Month, Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie, Guelph Hurricanes hockey players and chairs of the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic District School Boards, will join the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Active and Safe Routes to School committee, students, teachers and parents on a walk to St. Michael Catholic School and Jean Little Public School. The City of Guelph supports walking to school through various programs and services including the Adult School Crossing Guard program, reduced speed school zones and the growth of Guelph’s active transportation network. What International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is a global, annual event promoted by the Active and Safe Routes to School… Continue reading Mayor Guthrie and the Guelph Hurricanes walk to school with Guelph students on October 4


Construction notice: Sunnylea Crescent closed for sanitary sewer installation

September 29, 2017

Sunnylea Crescent and Metcalfe Street pedestrian walkway About the project The City is working with Goetz Construction to upgrade underground water and sewer pipes on Metcalfe Street from Speedvale Avenue to Terry Boulevard, including the Speedvale Avenue and Metcalfe Street intersection. In addition to water and sewer pipe replacement, work includes the replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalks, driveway aprons and final paving. The road’s current two-lane configuration will be maintained as a two-lane road. A new sanitary sewer will be installed in the pedestrian walkway connecting Sunnylea Crescent to Metcalfe Street between 37 and 39 Sunnylea Crescent. Construction on Sunnylea Crescent starts October 10 Construction on Sunnylea Crescent and the pedestrian walkway that connects to Metcalfe Street is expected to start on or about… Continue reading Construction notice: Sunnylea Crescent closed for sanitary sewer installation


Sixteen new reduced speed school zones in effect for start of school year

September 1, 2017

Guelph, Ont., September 1, 2017—More roads around schools will now have reduced speed limits in place for the beginning of the new school year. The City is adding 16 reduced speed school zones across the City, including along roads with direct school activity, such as roads behind or beside schools. The new reduced speed school zones were approved by Guelph City Council in May and will all be in place for the start of the new school year next week. “We’re almost finished installing all the signs for the new reduced speed school zones, and they’ll all be in place by Tuesday morning,” said Steve Anderson, Supervisor of Traffic Engineering for the City. “The reduced speed limits take effect as soon as the signs are… Continue reading Sixteen new reduced speed school zones in effect for start of school year


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

July 25, 2017

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


Gordon Street green bike lane and bike box pilot survey

July 12, 2017

The City of Guelph is testing and evaluating changes to bike lanes on Gordon Street to reduce the number of collisions between people driving, walking and biking in this area. Now that the changes have been made, the City wants feedback from all road users—people who walk, bike, take buses or drive—and from local businesses and their employees. The following changes have been made: Bike lane painted green on the southbound lane of Gordon Street through the intersection at Waterloo Avenue; Bike lane painted green through on the southbound lane of Gordon Street from the intersection at Surrey Street to just north of Wellington Street. The following changes are expected to be complete by Friday, July 14, 2017. Bike box added at the intersection of… Continue reading Gordon Street green bike lane and bike box pilot survey


Green bike lanes and bike box coming to Gordon Street

July 11, 2017

Pilot aims to improve safety for all travelers Update, July 12, 2017—Bike lane painting along the southbound lanes of Gordon Street is complete. Painting of the bike box has been delayed and will likely be completed overnight Thursday, July 13, weather permitting. Guelph, Ont., July 11, 2017—The City of Guelph is testing and evaluating changes to bike lanes on Gordon Street to reduce the number of collisions between people driving, walking and biking in this area. Changes, which include painting only, will be made overnight tonight. “We developed this pilot project to help address the high number of reported collisions involving people driving, walking and biking on Gordon Street between Waterloo Avenue and Wellington Street,” said Jennifer Juste, the City’s Transportation Demand Management Program Manager.… Continue reading Green bike lanes and bike box coming to Gordon Street


Active Transportation network study update, June 2017

June 22, 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


Notice of open house: Emma Street to Earl Street bridge over the Speed River

May 25, 2017

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to review and discuss a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma Street to Earl Street over the Speed River. The site location and approximate extents of the study area are shown on the map. Wednesday, June 7, 2017 6–8 p.m. Evergreen Seniors Community Centre 683 Woolwich St, Guelph, ON, N1H 3Z1 Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view project information, and review the project team’s evaluation of the alternatives and their recommended preferred alternative. We encourage you to ask questions about plans for the existing bridge and to provide comments and feedback to City staff and consultants at the open house. About the project A bridge… Continue reading Notice of open house: Emma Street to Earl Street bridge over the Speed River


Open house: Norwich Street bridge Environmental Assessment May 17

May 4, 2017

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to review and discuss a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for the rehabilitation of the pedestrian bridge along Norwich Street over the Speed River. The site location and study area is shown on the map. Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6–8 p.m. City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Room 112 Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view project information, and review the project team’s evaluation of the alternatives and their recommended preferred alternative. We encourage you to ask questions about plans for the existing bridge and to provide comments and feedback to City staff and consultants at the open house. About the project The existing pedestrian bridge is currently in a deteriorated state.… Continue reading Open house: Norwich Street bridge Environmental Assessment May 17


Open house: Downey Road traffic calming construction

May 1, 2017

Teal Drive to Niska Road The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to present construction plans for the first phase of traffic calming infrastructure on Downey Road between Teal Drive and Niska Road. Thursday, May 18, 2017 5–8 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School library, 23 Ptarmigan Drive Why come to the open house? The City of Guelph is planning to build Council-approved traffic calming elements on Downey Road. The approved recommendations include: pedestrian refuge islands at Hazelwood Drive and at Pheasant Run Drive/Quail Drive, a raised intersection at Teal Drive, speed cushions with curb bump-outs at four locations along Downey Road, and enhanced pedestrian crosswalk pavement markings at the signalized intersection at Ptarmigan Drive. In 2017 the City will construct the pedestrian refuge… Continue reading Open house: Downey Road traffic calming construction


Sidewalk Needs Assessment study update, March 2017

March 28, 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


Open house notice: The Ward to Downtown bridges

March 9, 2017

The City of Guelph is hosting its second public information centre, which will include a brief presentation followed by an open house to review progress to date of the Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for two pedestrian/cyclist bridges across the Speed River. This progress includes completed technical studies and evaluation of the bridge location alternatives. The study area is bound by Wellington Street East, the Guelph Junction Railway tracks, Arthur Street South, and Neeve Street. Tuesday, March 21 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. City Hall, 1 Carden Street, Guelph Why come to the public information centre? This is your opportunity to view project information and provide input on the project team’s evaluation of the alternatives. We invite you to view the presentation… Continue reading Open house notice: The Ward to Downtown bridges


Construction update: Woodlawn Road multi-use path from Nicklin Road to Silvercreek Parkway

November 10, 2016

Update (as of November 10): The City will complete all paving and sidewalks along the 2.8–kilometre length of multi-use path on the north and south sides of Woodlawn Road West from Nicklin Road to Silvercreek Parkway by the end of 2016. Weeds have been cleared along the path. Boulevarde and sidewalk-adjacent sod will be laid in spring 2017 to ensure best survival. About the project This multi-use path supports sustainable transportation and will ensure this section of Woodlawn Road accommodates all road users, including public transit, cycling, pedestrians and vehicles. Multi-use paths support the Cycling Master Plan, a 10-year strategy to make cycling easier, safer and more accessible in Guelph by building a connected network of on– and off–road bike facilities throughout Guelph. Construction information… Continue reading Construction update: Woodlawn Road multi-use path from Nicklin Road to Silvercreek Parkway


Sidewalk Needs Assessment study update, November 2016

November 4, 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

November 4, 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


Information from the Emma to Earl pedestrian bridge open house, October 25, 2016

October 26, 2016

The City held the first public information centre (open house) for the Emma to Earl pedestrian bridge Environmental Assessment on October 25, 2016. The open house provided an opportunity to view project information and to ask questions about plans for the new bridge. Participants were encouraged to provide comments and feedback to City staff and consultants. Information presented at the open house [PDF 4.5MB] Comment form for feedback about the open house and the information presented [PDF 115kb] Submit your comments by November 15 You are welcome to submit comments on the information and options presented at the open house. All comments must be submitted by November 15, 2016. Please review the open house information then submit your comments online or by email to one of the following two… Continue reading Information from the Emma to Earl pedestrian bridge open house, October 25, 2016


Notice of open house: Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River

October 5, 2016

The City of Guelph is hosting an open house to review and discuss a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma Street to Earl Street over the Speed River. Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:30–9 p.m. Evergreen Seniors Community Centre 683 Woolwich St Why come to the open house? This is your opportunity to view project information and to ask questions about plans for the new bridge. You’re encouraged to provide comments and feedback to City staff and consultants at the open house. About the project The Guelph Trail Master Plan (2005) recommends a bridge in this location to provide a connection to the Downtown Trail. The purpose of the EA study is to determine if a pedestrian bridge is warranted at… Continue reading Notice of open house: Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River


Mayor and Guelph Hurricanes players to walk students to school

September 30, 2016

Guelph, Ont., September 30, 2016 – Mayor Cam Guthrie and players representing the Guelph Hurricanes Hockey Club will take part in a walk to school event with teachers, parents and students from Paisley Road Public School and St. Joseph Catholic School, in celebration of International Walk to School Month. The annual event, open to the public, promotes walking and cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle and road safety in school zones. What Walk to School Day Who Mayor Guthrie Guelph Hurricanes hockey players: Nick Bird, Kevin Gergley, Ben Maidment, Chris Poletek, Lucas Pozzobon and Cameron Stokes Teachers, school board trustees, parents and students from St. Joseph Catholic School and Paisley Road Public School When and Where Wednesday, October 5 8:20 a.m.: Meet in the… Continue reading Mayor and Guelph Hurricanes players to walk students to school


Project update: Gordon Street bike lane painting

July 26, 2016

Waterloo Avenue to Wellington Street The City of Guelph will be testing and evaluating Gordon Street southbound bike lane painting to decrease the number of collisions between motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians in this area. Bike lane painting planned for spring 2017 Gordon Street bike lanes will be painted green from the intersection at Waterloo Avenue to 15 meters north of Waterloo Avenue, and from the intersection at Surrey Street to 15 meters north of Wellington Street. Painted lines marking the bicycle lanes will be thicker to increase visibility and wide enough (20 centimetres) to provide some additional buffer from vehicular traffic. These changes will make bicycle lanes more visible, signaling all road users to use extra caution at intersections and driveways, and reminding turning vehicles… Continue reading Project update: Gordon Street bike lane painting


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

July 20, 2016

Municipal class environmental assessment The study The City of Guelph (City) has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study for proposed improvements to address the future pedestrian and cyclist traffic demands with two new bridge crossings over the Speed River. The study area is bound by Wellington Street East, Macdonell Street, Guelph Junction Railway (GJR) tracks, Arthur Street South, and includes an area approximately 90 metres south of the existing GJR tracks. The City is proposing to construct one of the bridges immediately south of the GJR tracks to link a future active transportation trail along the GJR tracks from Macdonell to Huron Streets through St. Patrick’s Ward. A second pedestrian bridge is proposed within the study area located further south along the Speed… 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

Guelph, Ont., July 15, 2016 – Community members are invited to participate in a City-hosted public meeting for the Wilson Street reconstruction and parking project. “The focus of this public meeting is on the proposed features and design of Wilson Street from Gordon/Norfolk Street to Macdonell Street,” says Andrew Janes, project engineer supervisor with the City of Guelph. “We will present the preliminary preferred alternative for the Wilson Street reconstruction and gather public feedback.” Meeting participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the Preferred Design Alternative for Wilson Street, including street features and design, direction of traffic flow, on-street parking, sidewalk width, and pedestrian and cycling connections. The Wilson Street reconstruction project is being implemented as a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment… 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

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study Emma Street to Earl Street Bridge over the Speed River The study The City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for a proposed pedestrian bridge connecting Emma Street to Earl Street over the Speed River. A bridge in this location is recommended in the Guelph Trail Master Plan (2005) to provide a connection to the Downtown Trail. The EA study will determine if a pedestrian bridge is needed at this location and if so, the style of bridge to be constructed. The site location and extent of the study area are shown on the map. The process The EA will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’ project in accordance with the “Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” document… 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

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study Norwich Street Bridge improvements The study The City of Guelph has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to the deteriorating Norwich Street Bridge. It’s currently closed to vehicle traffic and  serves as a pedestrian crossing. The study will address the community’s needs through a number of possible solutions, including: (1) rehabilitation; (2) replacement; (3) removal; and (4) a “do nothing” alternative that would result in the permanent closure of the bridge. The location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map. The process The EA will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’ project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (Municipal Engineers Association, October 2000, as amended in 2007,… Continue reading Norwich Street Bridge improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement


Provide input on three traffic calming options for Downey Road by July 13

June 29, 2016

The City of Guelph is accepting comments on three proposed traffic calming options for Downey Road. To provide comments, please complete the following steps: Review the presentation from the June 2016 workshop Review the participant handbook from the June 2016 workshop to view the three traffic calming options Complete the Downey Road online survey by midnight on July 13, 2016 For more information For more information about the Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study visit guelph.ca/construction.


City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops

June 20, 2016

Community to evaluate traffic calming features June 23 and 28 Guelph, Ont., June 20, 2016—The City of Guelph is hosting community workshops on June 23 and 28 to present three conceptual traffic calming design options for Downey Road. Residents are invited to comment on their preferred option and evaluate traffic calming features. “Based on public feedback and extensive traffic analysis, the City is ready to present the community with conceptual design options and preferred traffic calming measures for Downey Road,” says Allister McIlveen, the City’s manager of Transportation Services. “The design options address the traffic and safety concerns raised by local residents while meeting the needs of drivers, transit users, pedestrians and cyclists.” The Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study aims to implement the Council-approved Cycling… Continue reading City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops


Provide comments on traffic calming design options for Downey Road on June 23 and 28

June 16, 2016

The City of Guelph is holding two public workshops in June to gather further public input on Downey Road corridor improvements. Join us for one of two identical workshops to view and provide your comments on design concepts. Thursday, June 23 6:30–8:30 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School gymnasium, 23 Ptarmigan Drive Tuesday, June 28 2–4 p.m. City Hall meeting room 112, 1 Carden Street At the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to: Hear an overview of feedback received from workshop 1 about the preferred traffic calming measures for Downey Road View three conceptual traffic calming design options for Downey Road Discuss and evaluate preferred traffic calming design options For more information For more information about the Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study visit guelph.ca/construction. Allister McIlveen, Manager Transportation… Continue reading Provide comments on traffic calming design options for Downey Road on June 23 and 28


Provide your comments on traffic calming options for Downey Road

May 26, 2016

The City of Guelph is accepting comments on traffic calming options for Downey Road corridor improvements until June 17, 2016. Two public workshops were held on May 18 and 19 to present traffic calming options and project updates. To provide comments, please review and complete the following steps: Review the workshop presentation Review the participant handbook and the traffic calming options included within Review the map for the project Submit your comments by June 17, 2016, by visiting MindMixer and participating online, or by downloading and printing the comment form and submitting it to the City by mail or email to: Allister McIlveen City of Guelph 1 Carden Street Guelph, ON  N1H 3A1 allister.mcilveen@guelph.ca For more information For more information about the Downey Road Transportation… Continue reading Provide your comments on traffic calming options for Downey Road


Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement

May 19, 2016

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Schedule B Environmental Study Wilson Street Improvements from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street/Norfolk Street The Project The City of Guelph (City) has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for proposed improvements to Wilson Street from Macdonell Street to Gordon Street / Norfolk Street. The City is proposing to replace the existing roadway, storm and sanitary sewers, and water main. The City is also considering changes to the direction of traffic flow along Wilson Street, the addition of a pedestrian refuge island at Macdonell Street, and the addition of bike lanes along this section of Wilson Street. The site location and approximate extent of the study area are shown on the map. The Process The Environmental Assessment will be conducted as a Schedule ‘B’… Continue reading Wilson Street improvements Environmental Assessment: Notice of Study Commencement


City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor

May 10, 2016

Design workshop sessions on May 18 and 19 open to all Guelph residents Guelph, Ont., May 10, 2016—The City has started an in-depth study to examine traffic patterns, neighbourhood resident concerns, and active transportation options for improvements to Downey Road. The City is hosting two sessions for the project’s first design workshop on May 18 and 19. Interested residents will be able to review and comment on proposed design and traffic calming options at the sessions. Paradigm Transportation Solutions Ltd. is conducting the Downey Road transportation improvement study on behalf of the City. The study aims to address local concerns about traffic volumes and speed, and implement the Council-approved Cycling Master Plan. The study’s recommendations will include the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming… Continue reading City consulting community on improvements to Downey Road corridor


Notice of open house: Downey Road transportation improvement study

May 4, 2016

The City is looking for community input as we design improvements to the Downey Road corridor, including the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming options. Join us for one of two identical workshops to view and provide your comments on design concepts. Wednesday, May 18 2–4 p.m. City Hall meeting room 112, 1 Carden Street Thursday, May 19 6:30–8:30 p.m. Kortright Hills Public School gymnasium, 23 Ptarmigan Drive For more information about the Downey Road transportation improvement study visit guelph.ca/construction and look for the project link under Design study underway. For more information Allister McIlveen, Manager Transportation Services Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services 519-822-1260 extension 2275 allister.mcilveen@guelph.ca


Downey Road bike lanes postponed

June 25, 2014

In response to concerns from residents who believe removing on-street parking could lead to more traffic and speeding, Guelph City Council will discuss plans for Downey Road during a meeting on July 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. Continue reading Downey Road bike lanes postponed


Getting active outside is fun… in the city

March 3, 2013

Did you know that Guelph has over 70 km of trails and paths to enjoy? Walking and cycling are great ways to stay fit during the spring and summer months. Continue reading Getting active outside is fun… in the city


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