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3.2.1

Work with Local Municipalities and other stakeholders to expand an integrated and safe network of regional, local and off-road cycling and walking routes.

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 Final update (September 2014)
The Active Transportation Master Plan, entitled ” Walk Cycle Waterloo Region” will guide the implementation of cycling and walking in the Region for the next 20 years. This plan will help achieve the modal share targets for these modes set out in the Regional Transportation Master Plan (RTMP).  The RTMP has a target of more than doubling the walking and cycling modes over the next 20 years on Regional roads.  Walk Cycle Waterloo Region is a comprehensive action plan that includes a “Green” policy chapter for the design and guidance of new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure. New cycling and pedestrian networks have been designed along with prioritization for implementation and financing strategies. A recommendation for a winter network, signage strategy, behavioural shift program, performance monitoring and pilot projects have also been included in the plan.

The plan has currently been tabled with Regional Council and staff has been given direction to use Walk Cycle Waterloo Region as a guiding document for Regional transportation infrastructure planning and construction. The next steps will be to create an implementation plan that includes priorities and funding strategies. It is expected that staff will bring the completed plan for approval to PWC and ratification by Council, by the end of May 2015.

Progress Update (September 2013)

Walk Cycle Waterloo Region, is an Active Transportation Master Plan to guide the implementation of cycling and walking in the Region for the next 20 years to achieve the modal share targets for these modes set out in the Regional Transportation Master Plan (RTMP).  

The RTMP targets more than doubling the walking and cycling modes over the next 20 years on Regional roads. Walk Cycle Waterloo Region brings together several areas of interest in a comprehensive action plan. The areas include, “Green” policy chapter for the design and guidance of new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure, cycling and pedestrian networks along with prioritization for implementation and financing strategies, a recommended winter network, signage strategy, behavioural shift program, performance monitoring and pilot projects. The plan is currently in draft form.  The next public consultation event will be October 2013. The purpose will be to gain public feedback on the final draft plan. It is expected that staff will bring the final plan for approval to Planning & Works Committee and ratification by Council, by the end of February 2014.

Progress Update (January 2013)

Walk Cycle Waterloo Region is an Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) to guide the implementation of cycling and walking in the Region for the next 20 years to achieve modal share targets set out in the Regional Transportation Master Plan (RTMP).  The RTMP targets more than double the walking and cycling modes on Regional roads over the next 20 years. 

Walk Cycle Waterloo Region brings together several areas of interest in a comprehensive action plan.  The areas include:

  • "Green" policy chapter for the design and guidance of new pedestrian and cycling infrastructure;
  • Cycling and pedestrian networks along with prioritization for implementation and financing strategies;
  • A recommended winter network, signage strategy, behavioural shift program, performance monitoring and pilot projects.

The plan is currently in draft form.  Public consultations took place in the fall of 2012 on the draft plan. 

Progress Indicators

  • Complete Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) 
  • Identify and implement annual capital program for cycling and pedestrian facilities 
  • Indicators would be developed through the ATMP and may include % of cycling and pedestrian network implemented

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)