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Bath Road Bikeway

This project is supported by $268,500 in funds from the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.

Project Background

Aimed at encouraging walking and rolling, the City is building a 1.7 km asphalt bikeway and multiuse pathway in the right-of-way along Bath Road from Collins Bay Road to Coverdale Drive connecting two sections of the Waterfront Trail.

The new bikeway – to be designed in 2016 and built in 2017 – is a significant addition to the City's cycling infrastructure and strengthens the network of existing routes by connecting the Waterfront Trail and the Provincial Cycling Network routes that enhance the commuter and recreational experience.

Latest Update

At the May 2 City Council meeting, Councillors passed a motion to approve an amended design for the project. The amended design maintains two westbound traffic lanes by eliminating the cycling lane on the north side of Bath Road.

Council also endorsed the staff recommendation to amend the parking bylaw to allow parking in a new location on the south side of Bath Road immediately west of Riley's Garden Centre. This will accommodate overflow customer parking and delivery vehicles between the traffic lane and multi-use pathway.

Public Consultation

April 2017

  • The Ministry of Transportation will complete its peer review of the traffic micro-simulation analysis.
  • 90 per cent design drawings
  • Staff will present a report to the environment, infrastructure & transportation policies (EITP) committee on April 11, 2017, recommending that council endorse the lane reduction concept and proposed parking bylaw amendment at Riley's Garden Centre.

March 2017

Revised drawings of the bikeway and multi-use path were presented for review and comment at the March 28 open house.

October 2016

Preliminary drawing were presented at an October 25 open house

Next Steps

June/July 2017

Streetlights will be installed and a construction contract awarded for bikeway project.

July/August 2017

Construction of bikeway project commences.

October 2017

Construction of bikeway project is complete.

Summer 2018

City will conduct traffic counts and public surveys, and solicit feedback from users of the bikeway and path for a post-project evaluation report to the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program.