Construction update: Spring 2022

Construction continues on Kitchener's Downtown Cycling Grid. In 2021, separated bike lanes were installed on Joseph Street and Water Street. Give them a try today!Bidirectional bike lanes separated by a concrete median, with a male cyclist riding in them Joseph Street separated bike lanes, now open!

The following work is scheduled for 2022:

  • Joseph Street & Water Street - remaining pavement markings, bike rack installation, counter installation, minor deficiency repairs
  • Queen Street (Joseph to Church) - separated bike lanes
  • Ontario Street (Joseph to King) - separated bike lanes
  • Cedar Street (Church to Lancaster) - separated bike lanes
  • Lancaster Street & Chapel Street - neighbourhood bikeway traffic diversion
  • Breithaupt Street, Lancaster Street, Chapel Street, Sydney Street, Bedford Road, David Street, Duke Street East, Pandora Avenue, Stirling Lane - neighbourhood bikeway wayfinding

To see the design and scope of construction, please review the 2022 Construction Drawings for Ontario Street & Cedar Street or 2022 Construction Drawings for Queen Street. Please note drawings are subject to change as construction develops.

In addition, under a separate contract, installation of a multi-use trail is planned for Stewart Street (Park Street to end) and Joseph Street (end to Victoria Street) to connect the Downtown Cycling Grid with the Transit Hub Trail and Iron Horse Trail.

Happy riding!

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This project has concluded. On Dec 14, 2020 Kitchener City Council approved the downtown cycling grid, connecting the downtown core to adjacent neighbourhoods and regional cycling arteries. Public consultation showed a strong desire for better-connected cycling options downtown and for more people-friendly transportation options. The population in downtown continues to grow at a rapid pace in the downtown and many are looking for greater mode choice. The pandemic has also highlighted the demand for high quality cycling facilities as we adjust to the new norm. A downtown grid was identified as a necessary step in connecting Kitchener’s neighbourhoods together, and the community identified their preference of which streets would receive cycling upgrades in the downtown. Changes were made to the plan as a result of the latest round of communication, including changes to Joseph, Duke, Ontario and Water Streets. 

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