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REPORT TO:Community & Infrastructure Services Committee <br />DATE OF MEETING:October 19, 2020 <br />SUBMITTED BY:Niall Lobley,Director of Parks & Cemeteries, <br />Barry Cronkite, Director of Transportation Services <br />PREPARED BY:LizChristensen,Trails Project Manager <br />WARD(S) INVOLVED:All <br />DATE OF REPORT:October 6, 2020 <br />REPORT NO.:INS-20-015 <br />SUBJECT:2020 Cycling and Trails Master Plan <br />___________________________________________________________________________ <br />RECOMMENDATION: <br />That the Cycling and Trails Master Plan for the City of Kitchener be adopted as the <br />guiding document for cycling and trails implementation; andfurther, <br />That consideration of the recommendations and implementation of the plan be <br />referred to departmental business plans and budget process. <br />BACKGROUND: <br />In 2010 Council adopted a Cycling Master Planfor Kitchener and in 2012 a Multi-Use <br />Pathways and Trails Master Plan. Collectively, these two plans have guided and led <br />significant enhancement and investment in laying a foundation for connecting residents <br />and communities in Kitchener over the past decade. However,both plans are at the end <br />of their implementation schedules.Due toemerging pressures within our community such <br />as a growing need for equitable city development,accommodating population and <br />employment growth and the need toreduce greenhouse gas emissions, Council directed <br />staff to bring these two strategic documents into alignment. Byproviding mobility choices <br />that support walking, cycling and rolling (including mobility devices, scooters and <br />, the Citycan begin to address these pressures. <br />This includesareview and update ofimmediate, short, medium and long-term objectives <br />and a continued and sustained investment into a connected Kitchener. <br />The City of Kitchener has made significant progress implementing on-street cycling routes <br />and off-street trails. The City has an exiting network of pedestrian and cycling facilities, <br />including more than 265 kilometers of off-street trails and over 80 kilometers of on-street <br />cycling routes. <br />*** This information is available in accessible formats upon request. *** <br />Please call 519-741-2345 or TTY 1-866-969-9994 for assistance. <br /> <br />5 - 1 <br />