Mississauga Cycling Master Plan - 2018 Update

May 2018:  The City of Mississauga launched Does Cycling Move You? (interactive website) in May 2017 to conduct a consultative Update to the 2010 Mississauga Cycling Master Plan (posted in sidebar).

An MCAC working group collaborated with the City's Active Transportation Division during 2017-2018.  This included standards for winter maintenance of cycling infrastructure.  Two (2) Open Houses were also held -- all Display Boards are posted.

Mississauga’s Strategic Plan envisions a city of vibrant, safe, and connected communities.  Cycling plays an important role in supporting this vision and realizing Strategic Plan goals.  Mississauga is committed to building a city that supports multi-modal transportation including cycling, walking, public transit and cars.  See also Mississauga Moves.

► The Draft 2018 Cycling Master Plan was posted online for public review and comment until May 9.  The final Draft goes to General Committee on June 13, 2018The AGENDA will be posted here.

Creating a Cycling Network by Overcoming Barriers

A major part of the Mississauga Cycling Master Plan Update pertains to connecting (and therefore completing) the Cycling Network.  There are critical gaps in the potential network that need to be addressed in order to achieve a minimum grid.

Mississauga is a City of Barriers -- waterways, railways, highways and major arterials cross-sect our landscape, per the  Barriers MAP (at left) which formed part of the Cycling Master Plan Update consultation.

Until there are active transportation links built under or over these barriers, or along-side busy arterials, cyclists have limited options to traverse the City.  Going ~around~ is inefficient or impossible.

Community Rides - Composite View

MCAC's Community Rides series is popular, but the name says it all -- most rides are limited to certain routes within individual communities year after year because there is no functional way to ride into adjacent neighbourhoods.

There are new places in the City we'd like to explore on a Community Ride, e.g. Danville Park, which is currently inaccessible by bike -- it can only be accessed safely by car.

► The composite Community Routes MAP (at left) illustrates the current inaccessibility of communities from a cycling point of view.

Now Toronto article

July 13, 2017 Watch out Toronto, Mississauga is passing you in the bike lane.  Excerpt:  "Mississauga is in the midst of gathering public input to update its bike plan. Guess what?  The public really want bike lanes. Not just white lines on the pavement kind of bike lanes. The city is talking about separated bike lanes on major arterials: Dundas, which is currently in the midst of a major corridor study, Burnhamthorpe and on Hurontario, where cycling is proposed as part of the LRT plan.  The idea is not only to connect Mississauga’s neighbourhoods and historic village centres, but to make it possible for anyone and everyone to bike safely."

Mississauga Cycling Survey

May 2017:  The 2017 update to the City's Cycling Master Plan has begun.  The recent online Survey as part of the Does Cycling Move You? project will help explain why you cycle or don’t cycle, and what would encourage you to start cycling or cycle more often.  Individual responses remain confidential.  The results will be used for the city's Cycling Master Plan update that will guide cycling projects and programs until 2022.  Over 2500 responses were received!