College Avenue protected cycling infrastructure

About the project

The City of Guelph is working to design and construct protected cycling infrastructure on the north and south side of College Avenue from Janefield Avenue to Dundas Lane.

This project supports the planning and policies found within the City’s Cycling Master PlanTransportation Master Plan and Official Plan to encourage and support healthy, safe and convenient modes of transportation within our community. The design and implementation of the project is guided by the feasibility study and concept design that we developed as part of the Protected Cycling Network Study.

We are upgrading the cycling infrastructure from on-road bike lanes to all ages and abilities (AAA) facilities. The 2.75 kilometre corridor will feature cycle tracks between Edinburgh Road and Gordon Street, and protected bike lanes from Janefield Avenue to Edinburgh Road and from Gordon Street to Dundas Lane.

Four intersections will be upgraded to become protected intersections: Scottsdale Drive, Edinburgh Road, Gordon Street and East Ring Road. Protected intersections divide motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians into separated paths to navigate the intersection, providing safe passage for each group with minimal conflict points.

During construction, sections of existing watermain and sanitary sewer will be replaced. Upgrading the watermain and sanitary sewers ensures we can support our community as the population grows.

Community engagement

The City hosted an open house and a pop-up to provide detailed project information. Community engagement took place in fall 2023. Details of the engagement and open house materials are available in the link below. Construction notices will be posted ahead of each construction phase.

Learn more about this project and share feedback online.

Construction timeline

Construction is expected to start in 2024 and will be completed in three phases:

  • Phase 1: Edinburgh to University (2024)
  • Phase 2: University to East Ring Road (2025)
  • Phase 3: Janefield to Edinburgh (2025)

Map of the construction area

 

Map showing the 3 phases of construction

All construction notices, including timing updates and traffic changes, will be posted at guelph.ca/construction and in the Latest updates section below.

For more information

Please contact one of our project team members if you have questions or comments, or would like to be added to the project mailing list.

Cengiz Cakmak, Project Engineer
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-362-2121
[email protected]