Oakville to add new pedestrian and cycling paths
February 3, 2016
The Town of Oakville announced in a news release dated February 3 that Town Council approved the 2016 Active Transportation Capital Program, which aims to make getting around Oakville easier.
“Council and I are proud to be adding 28 kilometres to the plan’s existing 185 kilometres of pedestrian and cycling paths in town,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “We are committed to providing residents and visitors with convenient and healthy alternatives to get around Oakville.”
The release says that by year's end, the cycling and pedestrian paths will start to be implemented. The Town says projects for the year will include: On-road cycle lanes
o Along Bristol Circle around the entire length of Winston Park Boulevard; and along Winston Park Boulevard between Dundas Street and Bristol Circle. Off-road multi-use trails
o Along Cornwall Road between Chartwell Road and Morrison Road, and along both sides of Dundas Street between Neyagawa Boulevard and Oak Park Boulevard. Sidewalks
o Along Cornwall Road from Chartwell Road to Morrison Road, Wedgewood Drive from Constance Drive to Devon Road, Constance Drive from Wedgewood Drive to Maple Grove Drive, Trafalgar Road over the QEW overpass and on Upper Middle Road at Ninth Line. Signed bike routes
o Along sections of Arrowhead Road, Devon Road, Hixon Street, Jones Street, Lees Lane, Linbrook Road, Pinegrove Road, Pinery Crescent, Rockingham Drive, Sandwell Drive, Sedgewick Crescent, Warminster Drive, Woodhaven Park Drive, Yolanda Drive and Sunset Drive.
The Town will also increase the number bike racks in downtown Oakville to encourage cycling.
In the release, the Town says it will be getting funding for the Active Transportation Program through different sources, which include the "annual capital budget for new facilities, other capital budgets relating to road projects, sidewalk and multi-use trail budget, and capital maintenance budget for existing facilities."
Since the Active Transportation Master Plan was introduced in 2009, 185 km of bike lanes, pathways and routes have been implemented and 110 bike racks have been installed across Oakville.
To read the full release, click here.
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