The Cycling and Trails Master Plan

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Consultation has concluded.

On October 26, 2020, Council approved the City’s Cycling and Trails Master Plan, a long-term strategy for connecting Kitchener’s trails and cycling facilities into a city-wide network. The plan was committed to in Kitchener’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan after public consultation consistently showed that people-friendly transportation options were a top priority for the community. The plan was developed by a team led by an external consulting team who are also working with other local municipalities. A resident-led advisory committee also met over the past 18 months to provide input to shape the final plan. More than 3,000 residents provided feedback during the development of the plan.

a separated bike lane on a busy road

We’re working to better connect Kitchener through trails and cycling! Our Cycling and Trails Master Plan will lay the groundwork for a connected network of bikeways and trails.

We've asked more than 2,000 Kitchener residents what they want to see from the city's cycling and trails infrastructure. That feedback was used to develop a draft network.

Let us know if the draft network reflects your feedback by clicking the 'take survey' tab. Do you have specific feedback about a location or route that's important to you? Click the 'drop a pin' tab for an interactive view of our draft network and make a suggestion!

We’re working to better connect Kitchener through trails and cycling! Our Cycling and Trails Master Plan will lay the groundwork for a connected network of bikeways and trails.

We've asked more than 2,000 Kitchener residents what they want to see from the city's cycling and trails infrastructure. That feedback was used to develop a draft network.

Let us know if the draft network reflects your feedback by clicking the 'take survey' tab. Do you have specific feedback about a location or route that's important to you? Click the 'drop a pin' tab for an interactive view of our draft network and make a suggestion!

Consultation has concluded.

On October 26, 2020, Council approved the City’s Cycling and Trails Master Plan, a long-term strategy for connecting Kitchener’s trails and cycling facilities into a city-wide network. The plan was committed to in Kitchener’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan after public consultation consistently showed that people-friendly transportation options were a top priority for the community. The plan was developed by a team led by an external consulting team who are also working with other local municipalities. A resident-led advisory committee also met over the past 18 months to provide input to shape the final plan. More than 3,000 residents provided feedback during the development of the plan.

  • Council approves Cycling and Trails Master Plan

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    Council has approved the City’s Cycling and Trails Master Plan, a long-term strategy for connecting Kitchener’s trails and cycling facilities into a city-wide network. The plan was committed to in Kitchener’s 2019-2022 Strategic Plan after public consultation consistently showed that people-friendly transportation options were a top priority for the community.

    The plans development was developed by a team led by an external consulting team who are also working with other local municipalities. A resident led advisory committee also met over the past 18 months to provide input to shape the final plan. More than 3,000 residents provided feedback during the development of the plan.

    The initial focus of the plan, are recommendations for the next 10 years and include development of:

    • 43 km of ‘on street’ active transportation facilities like bike lanes and multi-use trails.
    • 13 km of ‘off-street’ multi-use trails
    • Improvements to walkways and trails that connect neighbourhoods
    • Providing facilities that contribute to a city-wide network of cycling routes and trails suitable for people of all ages and abilities

    More information can be found in the staff report: INS-20-015 - 2020 Cycling and Trails Master Plan.

  • Our new survey is up - have we gotten it right?

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    If you're one of the 2,000 Kitchener residents who has weighed in on the Cycling and Trails Master Plan, thank you! We've taken your feedback and used it to develop our draft network.

    Regardless of your past engagement with the project, a new survey is live! We want to know if the priorities we've identified and the approach we've developed for connecting Kitchener reflects your priorities.

    The survey is open until Nov. 30 and can be completed by clicking on the 'take survey' tab on this page.

  • What we've heard so far

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    Throughout June and early July, the Cycling and Trails Master Plan project team engaged with more than 2,000 Kitchener residents about how they use Active Transportation infrastructure, and what would encourage them to do so more often.

    A summary of those results can be found here:

    The material shared during the July 17 Design Lab can be found here:

    The results of the July 17 Design Lab can be found here:

    The project team would like to thank everyone that took the time to provide their feedback.