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The City's cycling network includes more than 400 kilometres of on-road bike lanes, boulevard multi-use trails, off-road trails as well as roadways that have posted bike route signs that are considered to be "bicycle friendly." Through the Cycling Master Plan, the City plans to develop more than 900 kilometres of on and off-road cycling routes in the next 20 years.

What We're Doing

Progress Reports

Re12 Report on the Cycling Plan

The Mississauga Cyclists Handbook

The Mississauga Cyclists Handbook

Pilot Projects

Crossrides

 
Crossrides
A crossride is a bicycle crossing (separate and adjacent to the pedestrian crosswalk). Crossrides at intersections with no signals have been introduced along multi-use trails including Sheridan Trail and Queensway Trail. Crossrides at intersections with signals have been introduced along the Terry Fox Trail at Matheson Boulevard and along the Burnhamthorpe Trail at Kariya Gate and Duke of York Boulevard.
Coloured Bicylce Lanes

 
Coloured Bicycle Lanes
Green pavement markings have been added to some bicycle lanes to increase awareness of cyclists. Locations include Mississauga Road at Dundas Street and on City Centre Drive approaching Mississauga Celebration Square.
Current Major Bikeway Projects Current Major Bikeway Projects
Updates on the status of construction projects can be found on the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee's Bikeway Construction page.

Studies and reports about current and recent projects that include bikeways are listed below:
Ebikes E-Bikes
Power-assisted bicycles (commonly referred to as e-bikes) have been classified as bicycles by the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. This means that it is legal to ride e-bikes on any roadway within Mississauga where bicycles are permitted. Only e-bikes weighing 40 kg (88 lbs.) or less are allowed on multi-use trails, in parks and on boulevards. For more information, visit the Ministry of Transportation's website.

Master Plan



Mississauga's Cycling Master Plan outlines a strategy to develop more than 900 kilometres of on and off-road cycling routes in the city over the next 20 years. More than 1,000 Mississauga residents and stakeholders contributed their thoughts and ideas to help develop this plan. The plan focuses on fostering cycling as a way of life in the city, building an integrated network of cycling routes and aims to adopt a safety first approach to cycling.

The vision is to make Mississauga a city where people choose to cycle for recreation, fitness and for their daily transportation needs. When implemented, the plan will provide an integrated multi-modal approach to transportation throughout the city. This will connect destinations and place 95 per cent of the City's population within one kilometre of a primary cycling route.

Documents

Cycling Master Plan
Appendix B: Best Practices
Appendix C: Route Recommendations
Appendix E: Comparison of Bike Parking Standards with Other Municipalities

Mississauga Cycling Plan Implementation Strategy

Maps

Existing Cycling Route Network
Proposed Cycling Route Network
Proposed Primary Cycling Route Network
Proposed Off-Road Cycling Route Network
Proposed Secondary Cycling Route Network

Safety

One of the three goals of the Cycling Master Plan is to adopt a safety-first approach for cycling in Mississauga. It's important that cyclists, motorists and pedestrians have mutual respect on the roads and trails in our City. Obey the rules of the road and above anything else, stay safe.




Road Positions for Cyclists Road Positions
for Cyclists
Ontario¿s Bicycle Helmet Law and Signals to Indicate Turns Ontario's Bicycle Helmet
Law and Signals to
Indicate Turns

Cycling and the Law

A bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). This means that, as a bicyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users.

  • All bicycles must stop at all red traffic lights and stop signs HTA 144/136 Set fine: $260 (red light) or $85 (stop sign)
  • All bicycles must have working rear brakes HTA 64(3) Set fine: $85
  • All bicycles must have a bell or horn in working order HTA 75 (5) Set fine: $85
  • All bicycles must have a white front light and a red rear light or reflector if you ride between 1/2 hour before sunset and 1/2 hour after sunrise and white reflective tape on the front forks and red reflective tape on rear forks HTA 62(17) Set fine: $20
  • Cyclists are not permitted to ride in cross walks (Stop, dismount and walk your bike when crossing in a crosswalk) HTA 144(29) Set fine: $85
  • Every cyclist under the age of eighteen must wear an approved bicycle helmet. Parents or guardians shall not knowingly permit cyclists under sixteen to ride without a helmet. HTA 104 Set fine: $60

Stay off the Sidewalk

The City of Mississauga Traffic By-Law 555-00 Section 43(1) prohibits bicycle riding on a sidewalk with the exception of bicycles with all wheels fifty (50) centimetres or less in diameter (most commonly children's bicycles). The intent of this bylaw is to allow young children to cycle on the sidewalk while they learn to ride. Set Fine: $35

Additional information on cycling safety is available in the Mississauga Cyclists Handbook and the City's Road Safety Handbook.

Trails

Mississauga's extensive trail system offers everyone the perfect way to get active. Trails can be used for walking, cycling, jogging and even cross country skiing during the winter months. The City's Bikeways and Trails map is available online, at all libraries and community centres, or order a copy by emailing your address to trails@mississauga.ca

Descriptions of some of the City's major off-road trails are available below:

trails Britannia Trail (Multi-use Trail)

Burnhamthorpe Trail (Multi-use Trail)

Cooksville Creek Trail (off-road Multi-use Trail)

David J Culham Trail (off-road Multi-use Trail)

Etobicoke Creek Trail (off-road Multi-use Trail)

Lake Aquitaine Trail (Multi-use Trail)

Lake Wabukayne Trail (Multi-use Trail)

Malton Greenway (off-road Multi-use Trail)

Pinchin Farm

Queensway Trail (Multi-use Trail)

Rathburn Trail (Multi-use Trail) - Dedicated to Ted Ho

Sheridan Trail (Multi-use Trail)

Waterfront Trail (Multi-use Trail and Residential Streets)

Trail Signs

Bicycle Lanes BICYCLE LANES are on-road lanes designated for cyclists only. Vehicles cannot park or drive in these lanes.
Multi-Use Trails MULTI-USE TRAILS are part of the boulevard within the road right-of-way and are for shared use by cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters. Multi-use trails may be constructed alongside or instead of sidewalks along major roads.

OFF-ROAD MULTI-USE TRAILS are within parks and open spaces and are for shared use by cyclists, pedestrians and in-line skaters. Off-road multi-use trails may have a paved or crushed gravel surface.
Sharrows SHARROWS are shared-use lanes designed to be shared by vehicles and bicycles. Symbols are painted on the pavement to show cyclists where to travel and to remind drivers to share the road.
Bike Routes BIKE ROUTES are roadways signed for bicycle use. They provide cyclists with a suggested route between destinations. They are identified by informational bike route signs.

BMX & Jumps

Mississauga has eight multi-use ramp parks which include transitions, banks, one-quarter pipes, funboxes, varied ledges and rails, gaps and a bowl!

skateboarder

Skateboard lessons are available at Clarkson multi-use ramp park. Register for these lessons online at connect2rec or see your Active Mississauga Guide for details. For more information about camps and programs, please call 905-615-3200 Ext. 4100.

Multi-Use Ramp Park Posted Rules

Mountain Bike Challenge Park

Ellis Leuschner Challenge Park is a skills park for mountain biking. The park is located along the Culham Trail, north of Highway 403. Parking is available at Burnhamthorpe Road West and Credit Woodlands Court. From there access the park by riding north on Culham Trail approximately one km.

Dirt Jump Park Posted Rules

Related Links

Multi Use Ramp Parks & Dirt Jumps Map
Skatepark Background
Skatepark Fundraising

Parking & Transit

Bike Parking

Bicycle Post and Rings Bicycle Post and Rings are available on the boulevards in downtown Mississauga and Port Credit. There are plans to expand this program to other areas of the city.
Bicycle Racks Bicycle Racks are available at most community centres, libraries, transit terminals and parks.
Bicycle Parking Rooms Bicycle Parking Rooms are secure, indoor bicycle parking facilities located within Civic Centre and Central Library parking garages.

Bikes and Transit

Bikes On MiWay
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 here.


Bikes on GO Transit
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.

For full details about taking your bike on GO Transit, visit GO Transit's website.

Advisory Committee

Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee

The Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee (MCAC) is a citizen committee that advises City Council and staff on issues related to the cycling network in Mississauga.

New cycling initiatives are evaluated by MCAC according to three main criteria - connectivity, safety and usage. In addition to providing advice and feedback regarding the growing cycling network, MCAC promotes Mississauga as an important cycling destination.

MCAC's main event, the annual Tour de Mississauga cycling adventure, is a free event that takes place the third Sunday of September. The Tour gives cyclists of all ages the opportunity to explore Mississauga using the City's beautiful trails and on-road cycling routes. New Tour destinations and optional routes are available each year.

For additional information on Tour de Mississauga, cycling news and activities, please visit MCAC's website at mississaugacycling.ca, follow MCAC on Twitter @bikeMississauga or like the Tour de Mississauga on Facebook.

Agendas & Minutes
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