Hamilton’s Cycling Master Plan
Hamilton’s Cycling Master Plan is intended to guide the development and operation of its cycling infrastructure for the next twenty years.
The Cycling Master Plan takes into account:
- current cycling policies and programs
- expands upon recommendations made in the:
- Growth Related Infrastructure Development Strategy (GRIDS)
- City-wide Transportation Master Plan
- City-wide Hamilton Recreational Trails Master Plan
- the movement towards increased emphasis on alternative modes of transportation such as cycling.
The City’s vision is to have a transportation system that offers a choice of integrated travel modes, emphasizing active transportation such as walking or cycling, public transit and carpooling.
The Cycling Master Plan plan is embedded in the 2018 Update of the Transportation Master Plan and is an update to the previous Cycling Master Plan, Shifting Gears (2009).
Bicycle Boulevards Feasibility Study
Bicycle Boulevards, also known as Bicycle Priority Streets, Slow Streets, Bicycle Greenways or Neighbourhood Greenways, are slow-speed, low-volume streets where cyclists are prioritized through the application of various traffic control devices of increasing intensity. The purpose of the study was to develop core criteria and considerations that can support in assessing and identifying candidate local streets that could form a bicycle boulevard route. The Feasibility Study serves as a white paper for the upcoming Active Transportation Master Plan study, that is scheduled to commence in 2023.