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<br />REPORT TO: Council <br />DATE OF MEETING: May 27, 2019 <br />SUBMITTED BY: Barry Cronkite, Director, Transportation Services, <br /> 519-741-2200 ext. 7738; <br /> Liz Christensen, Multi-use Pathways & Trails Project Manager, <br /> 519-741-2600 ext. 4032 <br />PREPARED BY: Barry Cronkite, Director, Transportation Services, <br /> 519-741-2200 ext. 7738; <br /> Niall Lobley, Director, Parks and Cemeteries, <br /> 519-741-2600 x 4518 <br />WARD (S) INVOLVED: All Wards <br />DATE OF REPORT: May 10, 2019 <br />REPORT NO.: DSD-19-131 <br />SUBJECT: Council input on the Cycling and Trails Master Plan <br />__________________________________________________________________ <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: For Discussion <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: <br />A number of policies and/or master plans have been developed over the past decade that <br />support and guide implementation of active and sustainable transportation as well as trail use <br />and recreation, however primary direction has been guided by the Cycling Master Plan and the <br />Multi-use Pathways and Trails Master Plan. The Cycling Master Plan was developed in 2010 <br />and has been the guiding framework for the development of cycling facilities within the City of <br /> The Multi-Use Pathways and Trails Master Plan was <br />established in 2012 and has been the guiding framework for the implementation of off-road trails. <br />Due to the age of these documents, changes in legislation and growth and intensification in the <br />City of Kitchener, a comprehensive Cycling and Trails Master Plan review was launched in <br />January 2019. The integration of both master plans is an opportunity to consider a system wide <br />approach that addresses the future needs of active transportation and recreation trail use within <br />our communities. <br /> <br />With approximately 185 kilometers of trails and 50 kilometers of on-road cycling facilities, <br />Kitchener has a solid foundation for active transportation that is currently enjoyed by many <br />residents across the city. The new Cycling and Trails Master Plan will serve as a catalyst for <br />building a city that is known for its innovation and leadership in its trails and cycling infrastructure. <br /> <br />REPORT: <br />The primary goal of the Cycling and Trails Master plan will be to create a plan that identifies <br />and prioritizes opportunities to provide connected networks of cycling and pedestrian <br />infrastructure for both recreational users and commuters. As such, the plan should be <br /> <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 />