A connected cycling network

A mother and son wearing helmets cycling on a sidewalk.

Many Guelph residents want to feel more comfortable and secure when cycling in the city. To realize the benefits of cycling, it’s essential to have a connected network that can accommodate riders of all ages and abilities.

In fall 2021, the City launched the Guelph Cycling Network Study—a project that engaged in the design and construction of up to 13 kilometres of protected cycling infrastructure in Guelph.

City staff secured provincial and federal funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to build protected bike paths that connect large parts of the community and help all riders feel comfortable biking along key streets in Guelph.

One project objective included improving non-auto access to interregional and local transit services such as Guelph’s transit station and Metrolinx’s bus and train services.

The Guelph Cycling Network Study contributed toward the Strategic Plan’s key performance indicator to increase the non-auto mode share of daily trips by creating more comfortable and convenient cycling infrastructure for those who may be “interested but concerned” about cycling on today’s painted bike lanes.

Additional 2021 highlights

A bus turning left off Wyndham Street North onto Macdonell Street, heading toward the Church of our Lady

Improving how people, goods move around Guelph

On January 24, 2022, City Council approved Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP), endorsing the vision, policies and programs to create a sustainable and resilient transportation network over the next 30 years and improve how people and goods move around the city.

Improving how people, goods move around Guelph
An "On-demand" bus parked at Guelph Central Station

Bus service on-demand

On May 2, 2021, Guelph Transit launched its on-demand bus service to complement its conventional bus service.

Bus service on-demand