Knowledge Centre

Our Knowledge Centre holds all the reports, resources and case studies that we produce here at TCAT, and also features a list of useful active transportation resources produced by other organizations.

Spur Line Trail; Region of Waterloo, ON

The Spur Line Trail is located in the Region of Waterloo and is a 2.4 km long off-road multi- use trail that runs adjacent to an active rail corridor and connects Uptown Waterloo with Downtown Kitchener and the Kitchener GO Station. Although only a limited number of trains operate at night at slow speeds, the… Read more »

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George & Water Streets; City of Peterborough, ON

George Street and Water Street in Peterborough are the two main north-south one-way streets running through downtown Peterborough. The bike lanes’ northern terminus connects to the Rotary Greenway Trail, while at the south they end adjacent to trails along the waterfront.

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Beachwood Road; Simcoe County, ON

Formerly under provincial authority, Beachwood Road was downloaded to the Towns of Collingwood and Wasaga Beach after a bypass route was constructed. Beachwood Road is a strategic link and now the safest route for cyclists between the two towns.

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Merrittville Highway; Region of Niagara, ON

The Region of Niagara is building a multi-use path along an existing stretch of the Merrittville Highway which features significant and growing traffic for students travelling to and from Brock University. The path will link into existing and proposed paths at each end, contributing to a network of off-road cycling and pedestrian infrastructure in this developing… Read more »

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Hurst Drive; Barrie, ON

Hurst Drive connects the southeast end of Barrie to the Waterfront and is considered a major thoroughfare for the city. The project stretches from Big Bay Point to Cox Mill Road along Hurst Drive and adds an important cycling connection by reducing traffic speeds, adding painted bike lanes to both sides of the road, and… Read more »

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Highway 12 Multi-use Path; City of Orillia, ON

The redevelopment of the intechange between Highways 11 and 12 in Orillia paved the way for an active transportation component on the east-west overpass. The bike lane will be the only strong cycling connection to the west side of Orillia, which is experiencing growth and contains both the West Orillia Sports Complex and a campus for… Read more »

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East Avenue; City of Kitchener, ON

The City of Kitchener implemented a bike lane and road diet along East Avenue from Borden Avenue to Frederick Street, which had an existing bike lane. East Avenue is serviced by a local bus route, multiple schools, and parkland which provides strong connections for cyclists.

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Garden Avenue; City of Brantford, ON

Located at the edge of Brantford’s urban area, improvements along Garden Avenue from Colborne Street to Elgin Street were implemented to improve safety, calm traffic, enhance the public realm, and enable active transportation access. Painted bike lanes and sidewalks were installed on either side of two vehicular traffic lanes. Median islands with street trees were added at… Read more »

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Urban Trail Upgrades; City of Guelph, ON

The Guelph Cycling Master Plan was developed in 2012 with the goal of shifting mode share towards cycling and away from driving. However, as the infrastructure was built (nearly 50% complete), planners found they were not getting the ridership they were expecting. Surveys of residents showed a large “interested but concerned” faction that would not commute by… Read more »

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