City of Mississauga - Cycling-Related Projects



Parking Matters

November 2017:  The City of Mississauga is conducting a citywide parking study called Parking Matters (website) to help make future decisions about parking across the City.  As the City continues to grow and evolve, community parking needs are changing.  All kinds of parking are being reviewed in the study including: on-street and off-street parking, as well as public and private parking, and bike parking.

► About the study, and how/when to provide comment: click here.




Lakeshore Connecting Communities

September 2017 Lakeshore Connecting Communities (website) is about re-configuring the Lakeshore Road corridor to safely support all modes of transportation and connect Lakeview, Port Credit and Clarkson.

NEXT STEP: In Spring 2018, the preferred design solutions for the Lakeshore Corridor will be presented at Public Information Centres (dates to be posted here).  Cycling will be part of the reconfiguration.




Future Access to the Britannia Farm

FUTURE TRAILS?  The final public meeting (Poster) on the future of this 200-acre public asset in the heart of Mississauga was December 1, 2016.

Presently the Britannia Farm property is a cycling no-go.  A main topic of the new consultation concerned public access to the site.  MCAC is advocating for pedestrian/cycling trails through this site (map).

► Click for the Britannia Farm Master Plan Refresh webpage.




Healthy Development Assessment - Cycling Amenities are Core

April 2018:  These articles about health benefits of cycling have received recent attention:

Cycling keeps your immune system young, study finds (The Guardian: March 8, 2018)

How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems ‘Young’ (NYT: March 14, 2018)

In 2016, the City of Mississauga, in partnership with Peel Public Health, developed the Healthy Development Assessment: User Guide (45p PDF; cover image at left) which includes specific checklists to assess the contribution of development to the health potential of Mississauga neighbourhoods.  Cities can be designed to be healthy, and safe cycling infrastructure and amenities can help accomplish this, especially as the population ages.  No surprise, Active Transportation, including Cycling Amenities, is a core piece of this assessment.

PILOT PROGRAM:  A two-year Pilot Program is being initiated.  The descriptive Report (including cycling elements) went to Planning & Development Committee (PDC) of Mississauga Council on April 9, 2018, and appears on the PDC Agenda (pp.111-115) (direct link).

MORE:  See the City's Health by Design webpage.