With more than 400 kilometres of on- and off-road bicycle routes and trails for commuting and recreational use, Markham is a cyclist’s haven.
Ensuring they remain safe is everyone’s responsibility.
“Cyclists don’t have airbags. Please keep at least one metre from cyclists when passing,” Deputy Mayor Don Hamilton reminds. “Share the road. It’s the law.”
The City of Markham continues to deliver projects and programs designed to improve safe walking, cycling and other modes of active transportation for people of all ages and abilities.
Its Active Transportation Master Plan (2021) is a long-term strategic plan that identifies a well-connected and safe active transportation network. Also, it recommends infrastructure projects, policies and strategies with a phasing plan.
The 2022 York Region Transportation Master Plan Update provides a long-term vision for the region’s transportation network and encompasses strategy, initiatives and infrastructure. It looks ahead 30 years to 2051 and beyond and considers the region’s transportation infrastructure needs to support growth and changing needs of travellers.
The City of Markham Cycling Map helps cyclists find the best routes to their destinations while highlighting points of interests, such as libraries, community centres, GO Stations, parks. Visit markham.ca/walkingandcylcing to learn more about walking and cycling in Markham, including information about the Active School Travel program and tips on how to walk and cycle safely year-round.
Photo from the 2019 opening of the Rouge River Suspension Bridge courtesy of the City of Markham.