The Bicycle Transportation Plan envisions a bicycle friendly city. The plan calls for a range of facilities that would create a functional, comprehensive network of bike routes.
The goals of the Bicycle Transportation Plan are integral to the implementation of the Transportation Master Plan, The Way We Move. Approved by Council in 2009, the Transportation Master Plan promotes healthy and active lifestyles by encouraging a shift in transportation modes away from single occupant vehicles. Providing appropriate infrastructure for cyclists supports year-round cycling and encourages people to choose cycling as a safe, healthy and efficient alternative to driving.
The Bicycle Transportation Plan, established in 1992, was updated in 2009 and included extensive public consultation and review of international best practices. Specific roads important to establishing a city-wide integrated bicycle network were identified in the plan.
Highlights of the plan to expand city-wide bike routes include:
- Marked on-street bike routes
- Expansion of bicycle racks to all transit buses
- An expanded bicycle parking program
- Education and awareness needs
- Improved maintenance schedule
- Street sweeping and snow clearing/removal