Mississauga Cycling Master Plan - 2018 Update

May 2018:  The City of Mississauga launched Does Cycling Move You? (interactive website) in May 2017 to conduct a consultative Update to the 2010 Mississauga Cycling Master Plan (posted here).

An MCAC working group collaborated with the City's Active Transportation Division during 2017-2018, and (2) Open Houses were also held -- all Display Boards are posted.

► The Draft 2018 Cycling Master Plan was posted online for public review and comment until May 9.  The final Draft goes to General Committee on June 13, 2018The AGENDA will be posted here.

MORE:  See the MCAC Cycling Master Plan webpage (includes Barriers Map).




Community Rides Series for 2018

May 2018:  We are very pleased that Toronto Pearson will continue (for a fifth year!) to be our exclusive Sponsor for the 2018 Community Rides Series.  Thanks to this sponsorship, each Ride will feature FREE refreshments (usually ice cream).

SCHEDULE:  All Rides are listed and described on the Schedule webpage, including online registration links and GPS data.  New tie-ins with tree plantings, CanBike education sessions, and family-oriented BikeFests are featured.

*FREE* Community Rides T-Shirts will be distributed to riders at each Ride thanks to our Sponsor (while supplies last).

PRESS RELEASE - City of Mississauga (May 2, 2018): Community Rides Begin May 5: Pump Up your Bike Tires and Come Ride with Us.

MORE:  See the MCAC Community Rides webpage.




June 2018 is Bike Month in the GTHA

May 2018:  MCAC will conduct three (3) Community Rides to celebrate Bike Month which takes place May 28 - June 30 in the GTHA.  See the MCAC Community Rides Schedule for locations.

"What began in Toronto as a Bike to Work Day celebration in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).  Bike Month brings together families, artists, commuters and community groups to promote cycling at hundreds of events all month long."

► View all Bike Month Mississauga events along with Bike to Work Day (Monday, May 28) and how to win one of 3 prize packs for participating!




Jim Tovey Memorial Ride: June 2, 2018

April 2018:  MCAC is planning the Jim Tovey Memorial Ride in Ward 1 on Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am prior to the Community Tribute to Jim Tovey (FREE; register) taking place later that same day.  Details for the Memorial Ride (route, distance, time) will be announced here.

Photo at left:  Jim speaks to cyclists during the first Community Ride through Lakeview and Port Credit in June 2013.  Jim joined almost all the rides MCAC ever held in Ward 1.

► The Lakeview Waterfront Connection, a restored wetland, conservation area and a future cycling destination, was inspired by Councillor Jim Tovey, and will be named after him.

► MOTION:  Council Resolution (April 25, 2018) (1p PDF) re Naming Tributes to Jim Tovey and the Memorial Ride.

Mississauga News (April 25, 2018):  Lakeview Waterfront Connection to be named after late councillor Jim Tovey.

► MCAC tribute: Councillor Jim Tovey - Remembered as a Champion for Cycling.




Dundas Connects Master Plan - Corridor Vision goes to PDC in June

May 2018:  The final DRAFT of the Dundas Connects Master Plan goes to the Planning & Development Committee (PDC), Mississauga Council, Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm.

UPDATE:  At PDC (April 30), Councillors voted to RECEIVE the Draft, but deputations and discussion, and the vote for approval, were deferred to the June meeting given the volume of comments expected.  See the April 30 PDC Agenda (Item 4.2) to view the Report which was deferred until June.

MORE:  See the Dundas Connects website, and Draft Master Plan (197p PDF).

Over the next 35 to 40 years the number of people who live, work, learn and travel along the Dundas Street corridor will increase.  To manage this growth, the City of Mississauga is developing a long-term, future-oriented Master Plan focusing on transit, land-use, and public space.

Left: Concept image.  Cycling infrastructure is a big part of the plan.  The entire Dundas Corridor is proposed to have a Cycle Track / Separated Bike Lane in the Cycling Master Plan Update Working Map - October 2017.