Cycling Master Plan

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July 7, 2020 | Updated March 12, 2021

At Oxford County, we are continuing to cycle forward in the development of a county-wide Cycling Master Plan. The plan will build on work already taking place to promote commuting by bicycle, connect roadway cycling routes to off-road trail networks, and enhance tourism opportunities. Phase 1 consultations were completed in 2020, and Phase 2 consultations are taking place now.

The core objectives of the Cycling Master Plan are to:

  • Better connect significant community areas and key destinations through municipal cycling and trail networks that also align with provincial cycling initiatives, such as the province-wide cycling network;

  • Plan for multi-modal connections between cycling and public transit, carpool lots, and passenger rail service, and identify commuter cycling routes to support travel by bike to and from work or other major trips; and,

  • Support education and promote tourism opportunities to create a stronger culture of cycling in Oxford County.

For a complete look at Phase 2 of Cycling Master Plan development, view the Cycling Master Plan - Phase 2 Draft report.


What we've heard


Based on what we heard from feedback received during the first phase of consultations, we have worked to refine the recommended cycling network in Oxford County. We have arrived at a tiered approach that features a Primary Cycling Network that connects many of Oxford County's key destinations and a secondary network that will serve the growing number of recreational and touring cyclists in the area.

Two themes identified through feedback in the first phase were:

  • Barriers to cycling: Busy roads and the lack of safe, connected cycling routes between key destinations prevented cycling more often.

  • Cycling infrastructure: Investments into cycling infrastructure should be used to support increased cycling and trail use and to improve quality of life.

To view all input received during the first round of consultations, view the Cycling Master Plan - Phase 1 Draft Report.


Have your say

The window for phase 2 feedback is now closed.


In the first phase, we asked for your input on cycling improvements, route ideas and design preferences, and you shared this feedback through an online survey, email and mail.

Now, as we enter the second phase of consultation, we want your input on some of the final details that will make this plan work for Oxford including amenities that support cycling like bike parking, repair stands, maintenance and priorities for the Primary Cycling Network.

You can give your feedback by:

  • VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION: A virtual public information session was held on February 25, 2021. A brief presentation was given followed by a Question and Answer period. County staff and members of the consulting team were available to answer your questions. View the recording of the public information session below.



  • ONLINE SURVEY: Fill out the survey by using the "Survey" tab or by clicking on the image below. The survey is now closed.


  • MAPPING TOOL: Drop pins on the map to identify cycling amenity types and their desired locations along the Primary Cycling Network. Access the mapping tool through the "Map" tab or by clicking on the image below. The interactive mapping tool is now closed. interactive mapping tool

  • EMAIL: Send your comments by email to Frank Gross, Project Lead, Oxford County, fgross@oxfordcounty.ca. The window for phase 2 feedback is now closed.

  • MAIL: Send your written comments to Frank Gross, Project Lead, Oxford County, 21 Reeve Street, P.O. Box 1614, Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 7Y3. The window for phase 2 feedback is now closed.


Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions on public gatherings, opportunities for involvement will be available online and by email or mail.

July 7, 2020 | Updated March 12, 2021

At Oxford County, we are continuing to cycle forward in the development of a county-wide Cycling Master Plan. The plan will build on work already taking place to promote commuting by bicycle, connect roadway cycling routes to off-road trail networks, and enhance tourism opportunities. Phase 1 consultations were completed in 2020, and Phase 2 consultations are taking place now.

The core objectives of the Cycling Master Plan are to:

  • Better connect significant community areas and key destinations through municipal cycling and trail networks that also align with provincial cycling initiatives, such as the province-wide cycling network;

  • Plan for multi-modal connections between cycling and public transit, carpool lots, and passenger rail service, and identify commuter cycling routes to support travel by bike to and from work or other major trips; and,

  • Support education and promote tourism opportunities to create a stronger culture of cycling in Oxford County.

For a complete look at Phase 2 of Cycling Master Plan development, view the Cycling Master Plan - Phase 2 Draft report.


What we've heard


Based on what we heard from feedback received during the first phase of consultations, we have worked to refine the recommended cycling network in Oxford County. We have arrived at a tiered approach that features a Primary Cycling Network that connects many of Oxford County's key destinations and a secondary network that will serve the growing number of recreational and touring cyclists in the area.

Two themes identified through feedback in the first phase were:

  • Barriers to cycling: Busy roads and the lack of safe, connected cycling routes between key destinations prevented cycling more often.

  • Cycling infrastructure: Investments into cycling infrastructure should be used to support increased cycling and trail use and to improve quality of life.

To view all input received during the first round of consultations, view the Cycling Master Plan - Phase 1 Draft Report.


Have your say

The window for phase 2 feedback is now closed.


In the first phase, we asked for your input on cycling improvements, route ideas and design preferences, and you shared this feedback through an online survey, email and mail.

Now, as we enter the second phase of consultation, we want your input on some of the final details that will make this plan work for Oxford including amenities that support cycling like bike parking, repair stands, maintenance and priorities for the Primary Cycling Network.

You can give your feedback by:

  • VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION: A virtual public information session was held on February 25, 2021. A brief presentation was given followed by a Question and Answer period. County staff and members of the consulting team were available to answer your questions. View the recording of the public information session below.



  • ONLINE SURVEY: Fill out the survey by using the "Survey" tab or by clicking on the image below. The survey is now closed.


  • MAPPING TOOL: Drop pins on the map to identify cycling amenity types and their desired locations along the Primary Cycling Network. Access the mapping tool through the "Map" tab or by clicking on the image below. The interactive mapping tool is now closed. interactive mapping tool

  • EMAIL: Send your comments by email to Frank Gross, Project Lead, Oxford County, fgross@oxfordcounty.ca. The window for phase 2 feedback is now closed.

  • MAIL: Send your written comments to Frank Gross, Project Lead, Oxford County, 21 Reeve Street, P.O. Box 1614, Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 7Y3. The window for phase 2 feedback is now closed.


Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions on public gatherings, opportunities for involvement will be available online and by email or mail.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The following survey is designed to help Oxford County determine cycling network priorities, trends, signage and maintenance requirements and preferences for cycling routes. These elements are being explored as part of phase 2 of the development of Oxford County's Cycling Master Plan. Please also ensure you visit the interactive mapping tool on the Cycling Master Plan webpage on Speak Up, Oxford! to share additional input.

    The survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. 


    Accessibility

    If you require an alternate format or communication support, please contact the project managers with at least seven (7) days’ notice prior to the survey deadline of March 11.

    Frank Gross
    Project Lead
    Oxford County
    fgross@oxfordcounty.ca
    1-800-755-0394 ext. 3120
    Jeff Axisa
    Project Manager
    Dillon Consulting
    jaxisa@dillon.ca
    905-901-2912 ext. 3440

    Claire Basinski
    Project Manager
    WSP
    claire.basinski@wsp.com
    519-904-1737


    Information will be collected according to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With exception of personal information, all comments will be part of the public record.

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