Middlesex County is embarking on the development of a long-range cycling strategy. The County, in partnership with Local Municipalities is developing a comprehensive strategy to improve cycling in Middlesex, for people of all ages and cycling ability. The strategy will build on recently developed plans completed by some of the local area municipalities, such as the Municipality of Thames Centre Trails Master Plan. The cycling strategy will be developed to:
- Create a plan for a connected network of on and off-road cycling routes throughout the County to connect major destinations, points of interest, natural areas, etc.;
- Make cycling more convenient and enjoyable for residents and visitors;
- Provide County and Local Municipal staff with tools to help with decision-making related to cycling; and
- Promote Middlesex County as a cycling destination within Ontario.
The development of the Middlesex County Cycling Strategy began in February 2017 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2017. The strategy will be developed using the following steps:
1 Project Initiation
2 Developing the Cycling Route Network
3 Develop and Finalize the Cycling Strategy
How can you Get Involved?
A key component of the Cycling Strategy is consultation and engagement with members of the public, stakeholders and interested agencies and groups. We want to hear from you and we need your help to develop a “Made in Middlesex” Cycling Strategy!
Within each phase there will be an opportunity for you to provide your input. As these opportunities become available more detailed information will be provided on the website. The following are some ways you can provide your input.
Interactive Mapping Tool
Contact the Study Team
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We will be holding a number of public open houses and drop in sessions in different locations throughout the County as we develop the strategy. Visit this page often to learn more about these opportunities, their location, date and time.
Cycling in Middlesex County Today
We are not starting from scratch. There are a number of existing cycling routes and opportunities within Middlesex County. Within the County there are…
Middlesex County has been promoting cycling and other forms of active transportation through the Visit Middlesex Tourism website. The Middlesex County Trails Guide includes lots of great information on how to get to local trails, what to expect when you get there, tips on getting involved and active outdoors, and trail safety tips.
Over the course of the study we will be developing materials that will be available for review, including maps illustrating potential cycling routes, display boards and materials from public open houses, draft study recommendations, etc.. As materials are developed, they will be posted on the project website for your review and comment:
- Presentation materials from public open house number 2 - Oct 17, 2017
- Presentation materials from public open house number 1 - June 29, 2017
Please see the attached PDF for details regarding upcoming Cycling Strategy Open House dates:
- Notice of Public Open House #2 - Oct 17, 2017
- C 25 - CW Info - June 13 - Draft Notice of Public Open House #1 - 06.05.17.pdf
Other Relevant Documents
There are lots of other interesting reports, plans and references related to cycling within the Province of Ontario and specifically within southwestern Ontario. The following are some links that you may find interesting!
- Ontario Cycling Strategy: #CycleON
- Ontario Traffic Manual Book 18: Cycling Facilities
- London Cycling Master Plan: London ON Bikes
- Elgin-St. Thomas Cycling Master Plan
If you would like to receive more information about the study or if you require the information provided on this website in an alternate format, please contact either of the study contacts listed below.
Jay Cranstone WSP | MMM Group