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In order to meet the principles of environmental stewardship, the Town of Halton Hills wanted to increase the availability of active transportation and active recreation opportunities to residents. As a result of this desire the Town has completed the Cycling Master Plan for Halton Hills.
Much of Halton Hills land is protected through either the Niagara Escarpment Plan or provincial greenbelt plan providing residents with ready access to the natural environment. Halton Hills currently has a system of multi-use pathways and trails that it wanted to expand and integrate into the new cycling master plan.
The Town of Halton Hills, Transportation and Public Works Department had retained the consulting firm of the MMM Group to develop a cycling master plan that is “implementable” as part of the Town's capital construction program and to be included into new subdivision construction applications.
The cycling master plan makes recommendations that lead to opportunities for the Town's citizens to increase their activity level regardless of age, fitness, ability or cycling skill. The plan has been developed for the enjoyment of all and to bring the community together. Extensive public input was sought as part of the delivery of the plan.
The Transportation and Public Works Department at the Town of Halton Hills now has a comprehensive map of the proposed cycling system within the Town, an implementation plan on how to develop the facilities necessary, proposed design standards and an estimate of the annual capital and operating cost to implement and maintain the cycling system for the Town of Halton Hills.
If you have any questions, or would like to further discuss the Cycling Master Plan Final Report, please contact the Cycling Master Plan staff lead within the Transportation and Public Works Department:
Maureen Van Ravens, CET
Manager of Transportation
Town of Halton Hills 1 Halton Hills Drive Halton Hills ON L7G 5G2
Maureen Van Ravens
Phone: 905-873-2601 ext. 2314
What is a Bike Lane?
A dedicated space on the road for cyclists.
In addition to Regulatory signs, Bike Lane symbols are painted on the road along with a solid white line.
Reduces traffic and speeding;
Promotes alternative mode of transportation;
Provides identified space for cyclists; and
Promotes healthy living (active transportation).
Who can use a Bike Lane?
All cyclists can use Bike Lanes.
EMS and Fire Trucks may cross or occupy a Bike Lane when responding to an emergency situation.
Private vehicles under contract to ActiVan Accessible Transit may pick up or drop off members in Bike Lanes.
Pedestrians are not to walk in Bike Lanes. They are to walk on sidewalks, multi-use paths or trails only.
Any motorized vehicle, including taxis, delivery trucks and motorists are not allowed to park, stop, or drive in Bike Lanes.
Town staff will monitor the operation of Bike Lanes and consult with the community.
The Town of Halton Hills has developed a comprehensive Cycling Master Plan (2010) to guide the implementation of Town-wide cycling infrastructure.
This cycling network will be implemented over the next 10 years and beyond.
Questions regarding the purpose, efficiency, and use of Bike Lanes should be directed to the Traffic Coordinator: 905-873-2601 Ext. 2215
Questions regarding maintenance and repair of Bike Lanes should be directed to Public works: 905-873-2601 Ext. 2603
Questions regarding Bike lane Laws and Parking should be directed to Corporate Services: 905-873-2601 Ext. 2903
Any cyclist under the age of 18 MUST wear a helmet.
A bicycle must have a bell or horn in good working order.
A bicycle must have at least one brake system on the rear wheel.
A bicycle must have a white or amber light on the front and a red light or a reflector on the rear from one half hour before sunset to one half hour after sunrise or during inclement weather conditions.
Questions regarding maintenance and repair of Bike Lanes should be directed to Public works: 905-873-2601 Ext. 2603.
Active transportation is any form of human-powered transportation, including walking, cycling, roller-blading, skateboarding and moving with mobility devices.
An active transportation network includes sidewalks, multi-use paths, on-road bike lanes and off-road trails.
Bike lanes are typically located on urban cross-section roads (with curb and gutter) to create a physical space in the traveled portion of the roadway that is designed for one-way bicycle travel. Bike lanes are demarcated with pavement markings and signage.
For more info see Bike Lanes and Bike Safety above.
Sidewalks are located within the public road right-of-way throughout the urban areas of the Town of Halton Hills. Sidewalks are an important component of the municipal transportation network that provide a safe, healthy and sustainable alternative to using the automobile.
Municipal off-road trails provide linkages throughout our community and promote opportunity to explore nature in your backyard. In addition to walking many of our trails can accommodate strollers or bicycles. The Bruce Trail is found within the Niagara Escarpment lands and offers over 30km of hiking trails within the Town of Halton Hills.
For more information see Town of Halton Hills trail map.
In rural areas where there is limited active transportation infrastructure, please consider the safety of all users and share the road.
A multi-use trail is a facility that is completely separate from the travelled portion of a roadway, and may take the form of an in-boulevard trail in a public road right-of-way or an off-road multi-use trail within a greenway, abandoned rail corridor, or utility/hydro corridor. These types of trails are typically designed to support the widest range of users including pedestrians, cyclists, in-line skaters and skateboarders where trail surfaces permit such activities. Multi-use trails located in parks primarily serve recreational pedestrians and cyclists but can also be used for commuting.
For more information on Multi-Use Paths in Halton Hills see the Town of Halton Hills trail map.
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