Cycling and walking

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Active transportation in Guelph

When Guelph’s active transportation network is complete in 2027, it will connect the city from north to south and east to west on a 54-km network of mostly off-road paths and trails. People of all ages and abilities will be able to use the network all year round.

Bicycle-friendly Guelph

Guelph is using education, enforcement, engineering, encouragement and evaluation to make it easier and safer for people to travel by bike.


Walk to School

The City of Guelph is a partner in the Wellington Dufferin Active and Safe Routes to School Committee (ASRTS). Partners include:

  • The Upper Grand District School Board
  • Wellington Catholic District School Board
  • Wellington Dufferin Public Health
  • Student Transportation Services Wellington Dufferin

The vision of the Committee is that walking, cycling and other active modes will be attractive, realistic and safe modes of transportation for school students.

For their health, safety, environment and community

  • Kids learn healthy habits and concentrate better in class.
  • One less car (yours) reduces traffic and parking problems in school zones.
  • Teach your kids about traffic safety.
  • Start a walking school bus; your kids make friends in every grade, and that can prevent bullying.

Adding sidewalks

We’re adding new sidewalks every year based on Guelph’s sidewalk needs assessment study. The study reviewed guidelines for sidewalk construction, explored municipal best practices, developed criteria for ranking locations for new sidewalks, proposed an implementation strategy and cost estimate for completing the sidewalk network.

Guelph Sidewalk Needs Assessment Study

Guelph Sidewalk Needs Assessment Study Addendum – Metcalfe Street

Existing sidewalk network

Alternate formats of all documents are available upon request by calling 519-822-1260 extension 2791, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005