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.
- Guelph Active Transportation Network Map
- Guelph Active Transportation Network Study June 2017
- Trails and multi-use paths
- Progress report on Guelph’s cycling and walking programs
Guelph is using education, enforcement, engineering, encouragement and evaluation to make it easier and safer for people to travel by bike.
- Guelph cycling map
- Guelph cycling master plan
- Proposed cycling network
- Bicycle repair guides and video tutorials
- Ontario’s Guide to Safe Cycling
- ReCycle Bike Reuse Program
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.
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.
Here are the projects we are currently working on to address ‘missing links’ in Guelph’s sidewalk network:
|Street Name||Section of missing sidewalk||Status*|
|Bristol Street||Edinburgh Road to Roland Street (north side)||Feasibility|
|Chadwick Avenue||Alma Street to St Arnaud Street||Feasibility|
|Holliday Street||Bristol Street to 35m south of intersection||Feasibility|
|Kortright Road West||Yewholme Drive to Rickson Avenue (south side)||Feasibility|
|Lemon Street||Franklin Avenue to Winston Crescent||Feasibility|
|Metcalfe Street||Lemon Street to Palmer Street (east side)||Feasibility|
|Nicklin Road||Woodlawn Road West to Burns Drive||Design|
|Stone Road West||Scottsdale Drive to Hanlon Expressway (south side)||Design|
|University Avenue East||Braid Place to Lennox Lane||Design|
|University Avenue West||College Avenue West to Caledonia Street||Design|
|Watson Parkway North||Watson Road North to Starwood Drive (east side)||Design|
|Watson Parkway North||40m south of Fuller Drive to Davison Drive||Feasibility|
|Watson Road North||Watson Parkway North to York Road||Feasibility|
|Woodlawn Road West||Elmira Road North to Imperial Road North||Design|
|Woolwich Street||150m north of Woodlawn Road to City Limits||Feasibility|
|York Road||Victoria Road North to City Limits||Design|
Feasibility – We are undertaking preliminary investigations to determine whether the project is feasible.
Design – We are developing a detailed design for the project to determine how and when it will be constructed.
|Street Name||Section of missing sidewalk||Status|
|Cityview Drive North||Grange Road to Lee Street (south side)||Construction 2023-24|
|Elmira Road North||Speedvale Ave West to 100m south of intersection||Construction 2022-23|
|Gordon Street||Gosling Gardens to 80m north of intersection (west side)||Construction 2023|
|Grange Road||60m east of Auden Road to 55m west of Bradson Drive||Construction 2023-24|
|Silvercreek Parkway North||Woodlawn Road to Speedvale Avenue West||Construction 2023-24|
|Speedvale Avenue West||Elmira Road North to Imperial Road North||Construction 2022-23|
|Whitelaw Road||Paisley Road to Shoemaker Crescent||Construction 2023|
Since 2017, more than 12km of new sidewalk has been constructed to fill gaps in the network. Completed sections are listed below.
|Street Name||Section of sidewalk completed|
|Bailey Ave||30m east of Beattie Street to Freeman Avenue|
|Cityview Drive North||Lee Street to 25m east of Grange Road (north side)|
|Couling Crescent||Watson Parkway North to Severn Drive|
|Eastview Road||Summit Ridge Drive to Watson Parkway North|
|Elmira Road North||Tovell Drive to 80m north of intersection|
|Exhibition Street||125m south of Division Street to Powell Street West|
|Goldie Avenue||Memorial Crescent to 85m east of intersection (south side)|
|Gordon Street||Property #1888 to Poppy Drive East (east side)|
|Grange Road||Auden Road to 60m east of intersection|
|Hanlon Creek Boulevard||Downey Road to Laird Road|
|Huron Street||Muller Lane to Steele Crescent|
|Imperial Road North||Speedvale Avenue West to 100m south of intersection|
|Kathleen Street||80m south of Division Street to 210m south of Division Street|
|Kortright Road West||100m west of Gordon Street to Yewholme Drive (south side)|
|Laird Road||Hanlon Parkway to Southgate Drive|
|Lee Street||Breesegarden Lane to 30m north of Kearney Street|
|Lee Street||Cityview Drive North to Breesegarden Lane|
|Princess Street||25m south of Division Street to Clarke Street|
|Ptarmigan Drive||Niska Road to 30m south of intersection|
|Stone Road||Gordon Street to Colborn Street (north side)|
|Stone Road||Colborn Street to Oakdale Drive (north side)|
|Watson Parkway North||Watson Road North to 85m north of Starwood Drive (west side)|
|Watson Parkway North||Davison Drive to Watson Road North (west side)|
|Watson Parkway North||130m south of Couling Crescent to Eastview Road|
|Watson Parkway North||Couling Crescent to 130m south of intersection|
|Willow Road||Elmira Road North to 100m east of intersection|
|Woodlawn Road||160m east of Arrow Road to 90m west of Nicklin Road|
|Woodlawn Road||Arrow Road to 160m east of intersection|
|Woodlawn Road||Silvercreek Parkway North to Arrow Road|
|Woodlawn Road||Imperial Road North to Silvercreek Parkway North|
|York Road||From western end to 35m west of Neeve Street|
Guelph Sidewalk Needs Assessment Study
Guelph Sidewalk Needs Assessment Study Addendum – Metcalfe Street
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