Five streets - designing for connectivity

The City of Waterloo is undertaking a project to redesign five key streets which provide direct connections to ION stations in Waterloo. Help us make these spaces places that you want to explore and use.

These improvements were recommended in the 2017 City of Waterloo station area plans and will focus on improving pedestrian and cyclist access and connectivity as well as streetscape improvements.

Public consultation will be an important part of this project and input will be used to inform the final design. The project team would like to work with residents, employers, stakeholders and agencies that live, work and play along or around these corridors. Please take a few moments to complete one or all of the surveys listed below for each road. We also hope you can attend one of our face-to-face engagement opportunities to review, discuss and help refine the design concepts. Check out the dates, times and locations of meetings here.

The following is an overview of each of the five streets that are being redesigned:





This project is reflected in our 2019-2022 strategic plan, specifically: Improve all modes of transportation to make Waterloo more mobile, accessible and connected. To learn more about our strategic plan, visit waterloo.ca/strategicplan.

The City of Waterloo is undertaking a project to redesign five key streets which provide direct connections to ION stations in Waterloo. Help us make these spaces places that you want to explore and use.

These improvements were recommended in the 2017 City of Waterloo station area plans and will focus on improving pedestrian and cyclist access and connectivity as well as streetscape improvements.

Public consultation will be an important part of this project and input will be used to inform the final design. The project team would like to work with residents, employers, stakeholders and agencies that live, work and play along or around these corridors. Please take a few moments to complete one or all of the surveys listed below for each road. We also hope you can attend one of our face-to-face engagement opportunities to review, discuss and help refine the design concepts. Check out the dates, times and locations of meetings here.

The following is an overview of each of the five streets that are being redesigned:





This project is reflected in our 2019-2022 strategic plan, specifically: Improve all modes of transportation to make Waterloo more mobile, accessible and connected. To learn more about our strategic plan, visit waterloo.ca/strategicplan.

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Conestoga Rd:Need a crossing at Bauer Pl. Making people walk an extra 500 meters is not acceptable, this is important.Improvements should continue North of Northfield on Colby Dr.Improve infra on Kraus Dr.The King/Conestoga Intersection needs huge improvement for active transportation.Improve roundabouts at Conestoga/Kraus and Davenport/Old Abbey for active transportation.Hazel:My Biggest concern here is around illegal parking. You can paint bike lanes, but they will be filled with illegally parked cars 100% of the time unless there is physical protection. Enforcement will do nothing.Also, a safe connection is needed between Hazel and Phillip, a short MUT on Albert would achieve this, but intersections need consideration as well.Phillip:If there is room for a buffer, there is room for bollards.Lanes are currently narrow south of Columbia, and have illegally parked vehicles frequently.Crossings should be marked as PXOs to give peds the right of way.Frank Tompa Dr.It’s hard to improve, the vast swaths of parking will always be unpleasant. Biggest improvements here are that buildings should have more direct connections to the trail, many only have access to their parking lots, and peds must walk across grass, through driveways, and around the buildings to get in. Even EVOLV1 is terrible here!Seagram:This is already fantastic, great improvement, especially great job trying to make the end of the street better where the bike lanes disappear, moving to protected is great, really good job whoever thought of this.Two small suggestions:Bollards, there is room for bollards so put them in, there is frequent illegal parking, and in the curve, vehicles enter the bike lane.Signage and direction at Albert, the bike lanes on Seagram are great, but they kind of just die, need to facilitate connections here.Other:Why no improvements at Northfield Station? Kumpf Dr and Randall Dr are begging for improvements, crossings need improvements. And Weber needs a MUT to access Parkside and Weber...bike lanes are terrible (but put bollards in those bike lanes as well).

danbrotherston 6 days ago