Remember to add a bike lane or multi-use path when redoing York Road East of Victoria.
The sidewalks are narrow here and make distancing difficult between pedestrians and also between pedestrians and cyclists.
To further support the other point made about this location, the two sections of the trail are not effectively connected. even natural curb cuts to guide cyclists and give drivers an expectation of where cyclists will be would help reduce danger here. right now it is a free for all, and/or requiring going up to the light and back down
Paisley is an important arterial route between the west end and downtown and it provides access for students of GCVI and Paisley PS. West of the Hanlon Paisley is 4 lanes with - plenty of space for a cycle path. East of Hanlon the road narrows and with the arterial traffic it can be nerve wracking even for strong cyclists. Worst, between Dublin and Glasgow the road narrows (through the "canyon") making being passed by a bus or truck quite unpleasant. The intersections at the Hanlon, Silvercreek and Edinburgh are dangerous. Protected lanes and improved intersections would create a safe route along this underused (by cyclists) route.
Closing the Gow bridge to car traffic would reduce conflicts between all other bridge users. Any time cars want to cross it forces other bridge users (pedestrians, bikers etc) into a very narrow space on one side of the bridge.
Crossing Hanlon is terrible. Long wait, pedestrian crossing only, no space for a cyclist, I go on the sidewalk here. Cars are eager to turn right on green. Is it possible to put an advance-bicycle push button and a bike lane on this part of Stone ?
The crosswalk is only activated by pedestrian touch button or by a car. if neither is there, the cyclist has to wait for a long time or run a red.
Broader education about the existence of the signed routes, and clearer signage on the routes themselves. Include 'turn' signs AND 'go straight' signs to reduce ambiguity. Place chevrons on roads (like Bristol street) along all residential signed routes.
Fix bike lanes which exist, and extend them all the way to Victoria. That would be great.
The section of Edinburgh between Kortright and Gordon does not have any bike lanes. It is a fairly wide two lane road, so there is lots of space to provide a bike lane (ideally protected). I have seen many people biking along the sidewalk here since they clearly don't feel safe on the street. Additionally, this would provide a continuation of the bike lanes on Edinburgh which currently end at Kortright.
No bike lane at all and also no space for riders, many employees for Linamar and other industries ride their bikes along here on a daily basis. This area is well-traveled by cyclists and also connects the Woodlwan multi-use path with the bike lane along Silvercreek. Important!
This road needs to add protected bike lanes! This road serves 5 different schools, yet it is dangerous to cycle to school due to lack of protected infrastructure.
Natural curb cuts to guide cyclists would help the crossing here. Right now they are lopsided, require cyclists to awkwardly weave around the rail tracks, and dodge cars. Due to the hill to get to the intersection people will not make that choice to up and back down, so acknowledging this with visual changes would make trail users feel supported.
Turning left at the turn-left lane does not activate, except for cars. Improvement: either have the pedestrian lights turn white BEFORE the cars have a green light (advance pedestrian crossings), or make the left-turn lights bicycle-friendly (either by activating for cyclists or by turning green on a timer, instead of by car presence)
It would be great to have this as a pedestrian & cycle only street.
This is one of a few roads that connect Silvercreek and East of there. I cannot ride on the road here - too narrow and busy. Ideal location for a multi-use path - wider, smoother sidewalk shared with cyclists. The current sidewalk is too old and narrow to pass a pedestrian safely.
There should be protected bike lanes on Stone Road. It is a major route for university students heading to the University of Guelph.
Protected bike lanes along entire Gordon St. corridor; particularly necessary on the Gordon St. Hill!! :)
Bike lanes that are separated by a good barrier, ideally.
Their is a disused foot bridge over the river here. Any possibility of opening it up to bike and foot traffic?
Left-turning lane has advance green, but you are stranded if you are a cyclist. It does not turn green. Please change to a timer or have a cyclist button or sensor or, have the pedestrian light turn green BEFORE the cars.
Edinburgh needs bike lanes! This important north-south connector has four driving lanes, wide boulevards in part, but no safe place to bike.
With the amount of heavy truck traffic and buses, and cars going to/from downtown, the bike lanes are not given priority. separated infrastructure here would be wonderful.
There is a trail behind the Animal Vet Clinic that is only 3ft wide. I believe the city owns the property.The chain link fence that marks the back of the property could be moved 5 to 10 ft west to allow hikers, pedestrians to use the trail.This would have no impact on Animal Vet Clinic use of the property. This also contributes to safer bike travel in Guelph. Gets people off a busy Gordon/Wellington corner.It also connects trails.
This intersection is nearly impossible to safely navigate on a bicycle. If headed NB on Edinburgh and want to turn left onto Willow, you have to merge with cars going 60+ km/h and cross a busy lane of traffic to claim the turn lane, which is also a through lane. If you're not comfortable doing that, you can push a beg button to cross Edinburgh, then wait to cross the slip lane ("pedestrians yield to cars" sign, which most motorists aren't aware of resulting in confusing standoffs), then push another beg button to cross Willow.
This is a high-traffic area, and a major pedestrian and cyclist corridor between a dense residential neighbourhood and a school. This intersection should be totally redesigned for pedestrian and active transport safety. The slip lanes are particularly dangerous and could be either eliminated, or reduced in width and designated for bicycle traffic alone. Another improvement could include an "advance green" for cyclists alone, triggered by a button mounted at the bike lane headed NB on Edinburgh.
Where the Downtown Trail crosses George St, John St, and others, stop signs should be eliminated for trail users. There is easily ten times more active transport traffic on the trail than vehicular traffic going into Armtec - those motorize road users should yield to trail users. The steel gates at all these road crossings also unnecessarily obstruct cyclists and pedestrians, and create dangerous pinch points. They are very difficult to navigate for strollers, bicycle trailers, and mobility scooters. If the intent is to prevent cars from driving down the Trail, a simple removable bollard would achieve this aim while vastly reducing the obstruction.
This is a really bad intersection for pedestrians and cyclists. It's massively overbuilt, with large unbroken spaces of asphalt to permit high vehicle volumes and fast turns. It doesn't feel safe, and it encourages risky driving. The corners should be tightened to slow turns and pedestrian refuges should be installed in the middle of the road. Green asphalt should be installed on the road to clearly mark the path cyclists take north through the intersection to continue on Norfolk or go to Yarmouth. I would like to see Danish-style two-part left-turn facilities for bikes. And bollards should be installed between Yarmouth and Norfolk to protect pedestrians standing on that small piece of sidewalk.
Get creative and find way to re-open crossing for Pedestrians and Cyclists. Possibly a ramp with switch-backs on south side of crossing, parallel to Kent St, in order to meet new grade regulations.
There is not direct, safe, protected bike route along Wellington to connect from the LCBO/Goodness me! plaza to The Ward and the Speedriver trail. arts can be done on the sidewalk, but that is not officially a multi-use trail.
A safe passage under the Speedvale bridge needed to connect the trails along the Speed River north and south of Speedvale.
There is no designated crossing for trail users here, and during peak hours there are few/no breaks in motor vehicle traffic, particularly due to the slip lane under the bridge. Consider eliminating the slip lane from Wellington onto Macdonell, and adding a designated crossing for trail users. Could include signs requiring traffic on Macdonell to yield to trail users, and a raised grade for the trail where it crosses the road to visually and physically delineate the crossing. The rail crossing could happen on the South side of Macdonell so that road and track crossings can be kept close to perpendicular.
Difficult for bikes and pedestrians to cross here safely on the RRT. Add crosswalk?
Don't let Dublin St. closure happen here! Future increase speed/frequency of transit rail is important, but so is maintaining the walk-ability/bike-ability of Guelph. Glasgow St. is part of a long pedestrian and cyclist friendly corridor located midway between Gordon/Norfolk/Woolwich and Edinburgh, which connects Bristol St. (near LCBO/Goodness Me plaza) through to Speedvale Ave and beyond. Please think ahead an plan for future rail requirements and how they may affect active transportation in this area.
There is now a great green bike path, but it is still very unsafe. Cars regularly do not obey or forget to watch out for bikes. This stretch needs to be separated before another accident happens (particularly in and out of MacDonald's).
Proper cycling infrastructure to lead to Guelph's destinations - shops, restaurants and bars should all be accessible by bike!
Edinburgh doesn't have enough space for bike lanes to be squeezed in next to the traffic, with bit of widening and a painted centre lane on the sidewalks they could be turned into shared recreational pathways and be positive connectors rather than negatively "no bikes on sidewalks'
Is this pedestrian/bicycle bridge ever going to be built? Badly needed.
Don't let Dublin St. closure happen here! Future increase speed/frequency of transit rail is important, but so is maintaining the walk-ability/bike-ability of Guelph. Yorkshire St. is part of an important north-south pedestrian and cyclist friendly corridor, and is currently designated as a 'signed route' through a residential neighbourhood. Please think ahead an plan for future rail requirements and how they may affect active transportation in this area.
Great progress with the bike lane south of the bridge, but north of the bridge, the bikelane suddenly ends. There are no safe alternative routes here either. I turn left onto York Road to get as fast as possible to Stevenson, but that is 5 minutes of scary, on-road manoeuvering.
It's difficult to turn left onto McDonnell when biking south on Norfolk. It's a very busy street and it's difficult to get into the left turn lane across two lanes of traffic. I have to sneak off onto the sidewalk and use the crosswalk.
This is a main access route for many trying to avoid using Gordon St, having more dedicated signage to alert both cyclists and drivers to bikes crossing at College could be a helpful support
Extending this trail and connecting it to the Kissing Bridge trail. It would be amazing to be able to ride a bike (away from cars) all the way to Goderich.
The "bike lane" is barely 1 m wide. Ideally, a cyclist should ride roughly 1 m away from the curb to allow them to move around obstacles by moving in towards the curb rather than in to traffic. Legally, cars needs to give cyclists 1 m room when passing. The tight lanes along Woodlawn make these two considerations difficult for everyone.
Bike path along Victoria ends. Cars frequently cut into the bike lane to turn right with no awareness of anyone in the bike lane. There is enough space and roadway turn right without going into the bike lane, but drivers don't. Please separate this section of the bike lane from cars entirely (a barrier of some sort is in place). Many near-misses or sudden braking.
It's difficult to turn left onto Quebec Street when biking south on Norfolk. It's a very busy street and it's difficult to get into the left turn lane most of the time.
This is a logical connection to the parks and shopping centre across Wellington, forcing cyclists to go around when there is a useful crosswalk at the end of this one way street (bristol) is illogical and though possible causes confusion
Reduce to 2 lanes. Add bike lanes. Or, create bike path on existing grass.
There is no sidewalk on this side of the road. However, the area sees a lot of activity by active transportation modes, as demonstrated by footprints and tire tracks through the mud/snow (depending on season). Consider adding a shared use lane here. There is a bus stop along this road but access can be sketchy, particularly in some seasons, and is absolutely not accessible for folks with mobility issues/disabilities.
Great bicycle street. Just wondering if there is a bike route sign here? I don't feel a need for bike lane here.
There is a lack of bike lane/sidewalk connectivity on the West side of HWY 6, so going to Ignatius (for public garden, schools, meetings) means either crossing the highway twice, or walking the bike half a km
No room for cycling on Speedvale between Woolwich and Edinburgh.
The stretch has no bike lane and barely has a shoulder. The road is in terrible condition, with many potholes and rough asphalt and hazards. Consider adding a proper bike lane.