Residents > Cycling
The number of people riding bicycles for transportation in Mississauga is on the rise. According to Transportation Tomorrow Survey data, between 2011 and 2016 the number of bicycle trips on an average weekday in the city doubled from 0.3% to 0.6% of all trips. Cycling is also an important recreational activity in the city,with thousands of residents and visitors participating in annual cycling events like the Tour de Mississauga and local community rides, and using mobile apps to map their rides along Mississauga's roads and trails.
Beginning with the first boulevard multi-use trail on Rathburn Road in 1985, the City of Mississauga has been working to include bicycles in the city's transportation and trail networks so that more people choose to ride bicycles for all kinds of trips┐to work, to school, to run an errand, go out to dinner or a show, meet a friend at the mall, or just to get some exercise.
Cycling is an environmentally responsible way to travel, and it is also a healthy and economically smart choice. Choosing to ride a bicycle regularly can reduce the costs of owning a car and can help to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases that cost our health care system billions of dollars a year. When included as part of the transportation system, cycling, along with public transit, can help to reduce traffic congestion. 82% of all trips in Mississauga on an average weekday that are 5 km or less are completed in cars. Many of these trips could feasibly be converted to cycling if connected, convenient, safe and comfortable cycling routes were available.
The recently completed 2018 Cycling Master plan will transform Mississauga into a bicycle-friendly city, where people will choose to cycle for recreation, fitness and daily transportation needs.
Bicycle Post and Rings are available on the boulevards in downtown Mississauga and Port Credit. There areplans to expand this program to other areas of the city.
Bicycle Racks are available at most community centres, libraries, transit terminals and parks.
Bicycle Parking Rooms are secure, indoor bicycle parking facilities located within Civic Centre and Central Library parking garages.
Bringing your bike on transit
Bike racks are available on all MiWay buses. Each rack can hold two bicycles. Customers are responsible for loading and unloading their bicycles. Bicycles can be transported in the bus when the racks are full or not working at the discretion of the bus operator. Learn more on how to use the bike racks on buses.
Trains: Bicycles are allowed on GO Trains during weekday off-peak hours, on trains travelling opposite peak direction and anytime on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Buses: Bike racks are available on all GO buses. Each rack can hold two bicycles.
Visit the GO Transit's website to learn about how to bring your bike on a GO bus or train.
Cycling information and resources