Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan
Notice of Study Commencement: October 2012
We have started a Bike and Pedestrian Master plan study, which will be used as a guide for the development and management of our bikeway and trail connections in the next 20+ years. This study is the result of a Request for Proposal for consulting services, issued in May 2012.
The overall goal of the study will be to create a comprehensive, connected, and sustainable City-wide transportation system which serves residents, businesses, and visitors. A final report is expected to be presented to Council in May 2013.
What are you looking for?
Become an Advocate
Contact Us, Take the Survey, Provide Feedback
Comment on our Blog
How We Began
Study Reading Materials
Review the Study’s Request for Proposal
Upcoming Information Centres and Meetings
Our commitment to the Study
February 22, 2013 – Just released, the presentation and interactive display materials (includes proposed policies, the network concept map, and promotion ideas) from our Stakeholder Workshop, held on February 20, 2013. Should you have any questions or additional comments, please contact us.
Study Reading Materials
Master Plan Request for Proposal (August 2012)
Stakeholder Workshop Presentation Slides (February 2013)
Stakeholder Workshop Interactive Display Material Package (February 2013)
Bike and Pedestrian Network Concept (Feb 2013)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Kiwanis Community Centre
Goal: To present the draft bike/pedestrian route network, and provide reasoning and strategy behind the choices. To obtain feedback from community stakeholders about the draft route network, and consider any improvements to the plan.
Public Information Centre #1
Saturday, January 12, 2013
9am – 10am – Farmer’s Market, Burnside Agriplex
11am-2pm – “Soups ON”, Stratford Rotary Complex
Goal of PIC: To receive your input on a draft bike/pedestrian route network, and to provide examples of facility types under consideration (i.e.: on-road bike lanes, signed bike routes, off-road trails, etc).
Become An Advocate for Active Transportation
If you would like to be added to our study contact list, so that you can receive updates about upcoming meetings and PICs, please complete the following form.
1. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Click here to complete the web-based questionnaire
3. Call us at 519-271-0250 ext 245. We will be happy to record your responses to our survey questions, or to accept your general comments.
4. TTY at 519-271-5241.
5. Fax us: 519-271-1586
6. Comment below.
Manager of Reacreation & Marketing
City of Stratford
P.O. Box 874, 111 Lakeside Drive
Stratford, ON N5A 6W3
T: 519-271-0250 ext. 286
Dave McLaughlin, MES, MCIP, RPP
Senior Project Manager
MMM Group Limited
100 Commerce Valley Drive
Thornhill, ON L3T 0A1
T: 905-882-1100 ext. 6520
How We Began
In August 2012, the City of Stratford retained MMM Group and initiated a study to develop a Bike and Pedestrian Network and Implementation Strategy. The work completed for the Master Plan will provide recommendations for the City to consider to help encourage all forms of bicycle and pedestrian travel including but not limited to commuter travel to and from transit hubs, employment centres, shopping centres, community gathering areas and learning institutions, and will build upon the existing roadways and network of trails within the City’s boundary.
The City is inviting local stakeholders, interest groups and the public to provide their input on network improvements, policies, and outreach strategies to improve conditions for walking and cycling within the City of Stratford.
With the exception of personal information, all comments received in this study will be documented as part of the public record.
Your City’s Commitment
In February 2010, the City of Stratford signed the International Charter for Walking, endorsing the idea of creating healthy, efficient, and sustainable communities where people choose to walk. Also in 2010, the City’s Master Transportation Plan noted a commitment to “research, review and develop opportunities and options for pedestrian and cycling strategies.”