Guelph Trail Master Plan

Guelph Trail Master Plan Update

The goal of the Guelph Trail Master Plan (GTMP) is to develop a cohesive city wide trail system that will connect people and places through a network that is off-road wherever possible and supported by on-road links where necessary.

Guelph Trail Master Plan Executive Summary Guelph Trail Master Plan Acknowlegements Guelph Trail Master Plan

Table of contents

Introduction Establishing the Need for Trails Understanding the Resources Planning for Trails Building Trails Supporting Trails Summary of Recommendations Bibliography


Study Area Existing Off-road Trails and On-road Bicycle Routes Major Destinations and Barriers Trail Network Potential Water Routes Trail Network (On and Off-road Breakdown) Potential On-road Cycling Linkages Trail Implementation Priorities Short Term- Year 2005-2010 Trail Implementation Priorities Medium Term- Year 2011-2021 Trail Implementation Priorities Long Term- Year 2021 +


Unit Costs for Construction Trail Construction Costs by Phase Typical Off-road Trails (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary) Off-road Trail Detail-Core Urban Areas Off-road Trail Detail – Major City Wide Destination Off-road Trail Detail – Minor City Parks and Stormwater Management Areas Off-road Trail Detail – Natural Area Buffer Off-road Trail Detail – Woodlots and Conservation Areas Off-road Trail Detail – Wetlands Boulevard Trail Typical Bikeway Standards Elements of a Typical Minor Staging Area with Canoe Launch Elements of a Typical Major Trailhead/Staging Area Trail Access Barrier Trail Junction Typical Mid-Block Trail Crossing of Minor Road (Option 1) Typical Mid-Block Trail Crossing of Minor Road (Option 2) Typical Mid-Block Crossing of Major Road Typical Trail Crossing of Major Road Near Intersection Switchback Elevated Trailbeds for Tertiary Trails Elevated Trailbeds for Primary and Secondary Trails Rolling Grade Dip Drainage Across Tertiary Trails Trail Signs Permanent Trail Closure in Naturalized Setting