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Township of Hamilton Cycling Plan

What is the Cycling Plan?

The Township of Hamilton is working to create a more comfortable environment for people to cycle. To support this effort, the Township is preparing a long-term strategy to help guide cycling development locally. The plan will strengthen and support cycling by identifying a recommended network of routes and providing policies and programs to support and encourage cycling in Hamilton Township. Education and promotion will be key elements of the plan.

Who is this plan for?

The Township of Hamilton Cycling Plan will benefit everyone in the municipality. By working together to create a more bicycle-friendly community, we can provide options for healthy, active living and more ways for people to move so they don’t have to drive. Cycling supports active lifestyles, improves physical and mental health, protects our environment, promotes tourism and recreation, provides travel options for people without a vehicle, and is fun!

How will the plan be developed?

The Township and its consultant Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited will develop the Cycling Plan by:

  •   Creating a vision to guide and inform development of the Cycling Plan;
  •   Identifying gaps and needs in the existing cycling network;
  •   Selecting preferred cycling routes and route types (e.g. multi-use trails, bike lanes);
  •   Defining policies and guidelines to direct cycling network implementation;
  •   Outlining programs and initiatives to inform, educate and promote safe cycling in Hamilton Township
  •   Providing a strategy and cost estimate to implement the plan.

The Cycling Plan will build upon the Township’s Official Plan and Strategic Plan. Additionally, the plan will integrate the work completed by communities surrounding Hamilton Township including Cobourg, Port Hope and other municipalities within Northumberland County. Find out more about the documents and initiatives that will influence the Cycling Plan below:

  Province of Ontario

  County of Northumberland

  Township of Hamilton

When will the study be completed?

The Cycling Plan will be completed by fall 2019. Please continue to visit this webpage for updates!

How can I participate?

There will be many ways to participate! Join our mailing list by registering here and receive updates as the study progresses or attend the upcoming public meeting (date to be announced). We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

For further information, you can also contact:

Trevor Clapperton

Manager of Parks and Facilities

The Corporation of the Township of Hamilton

Email: tclapperton@hamiltontownship.ca

Office: 905.372.5662 x. 2

 

Gene Chartier, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited

Email: gchartier@ptsl.com

Office: 416.479.9684 x.501