Moving Guelph Forward

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Guelph is growing and how we move around our city is changing. We're exploring transportation options to make our city move better in every way.

We need to work together to create a strong plan for transportation in Guelph. We have tough choices to make to ensure we properly balance the needs of everyone in our community today and tomorrow.

Where we’re at

After evaluating four alternative solutions with community input, Council approved Alternative 3: Sustainability and Resiliency Focus as the preferred solution for transportation in Guelph. We are now developing the implementation plan for the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). During this phase, we create proposed transportation policies and programs to help build a sustainable and resilient transportation network in our city over the next 20 years along with a proposed schedule for future transportation projects. We want to hear your thoughts about what we need to do to implement this successfully in Guelph.

Now we want to hear your thoughts about the policies that will help make the Preferred Solution come to life and your perspectives on how the projects are prioritized and built over the next 30 years. Take our survey below!

Learn more and share your feedback

Check out the "future of transportation" explainer video, short summary document and the updated StoryMaps.

We have updated the Virtual Open House “StoryMaps” with information on the policies and programs, key transportation issues, the implementation plan and more! Be sure to check it out to learn more.

We’re ready to move forward with Alternative 3: Sustainability and Resiliency Focus as the preferred solution for transportation in Guelph. Now we want to hear your thoughts about what we need to do to implement it successfully in Guelph.

Next steps

In January 2022, we will be going to Council with a report containing recommendations for the TMP policies, programs, and the Implementation Plan for the Preferred Solution.

Guelph is growing and how we move around our city is changing. We're exploring transportation options to make our city move better in every way.

We need to work together to create a strong plan for transportation in Guelph. We have tough choices to make to ensure we properly balance the needs of everyone in our community today and tomorrow.

Where we’re at

After evaluating four alternative solutions with community input, Council approved Alternative 3: Sustainability and Resiliency Focus as the preferred solution for transportation in Guelph. We are now developing the implementation plan for the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). During this phase, we create proposed transportation policies and programs to help build a sustainable and resilient transportation network in our city over the next 20 years along with a proposed schedule for future transportation projects. We want to hear your thoughts about what we need to do to implement this successfully in Guelph.

Now we want to hear your thoughts about the policies that will help make the Preferred Solution come to life and your perspectives on how the projects are prioritized and built over the next 30 years. Take our survey below!

Learn more and share your feedback

Check out the "future of transportation" explainer video, short summary document and the updated StoryMaps.

We have updated the Virtual Open House “StoryMaps” with information on the policies and programs, key transportation issues, the implementation plan and more! Be sure to check it out to learn more.

We’re ready to move forward with Alternative 3: Sustainability and Resiliency Focus as the preferred solution for transportation in Guelph. Now we want to hear your thoughts about what we need to do to implement it successfully in Guelph.

Next steps

In January 2022, we will be going to Council with a report containing recommendations for the TMP policies, programs, and the Implementation Plan for the Preferred Solution.

Your Questions

 

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We are planning for the future of all types of transportation in Guelph.

View the virtual open house storymap and ask us anything. 

Feel free to submit your questions, one question per submission please! We will review all questions submitted and our team will post responses here.

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    Good morning: I'm very concerned about the routing of Route 19 Hanlon Creek and would opt for a redesign I have no idea why Teal Drive as a small road would even be considered to be used on this route, when the arterial road Downey Road can take people directly to the business parks. A bus stop could be put on Downey Road at Teal Drive which would slow people down entering and exiting the area, without going into the subdivision. They're are 2 parks, one very close to Downey Road on Teal Drive about a 1/4 of the way from Downey and one on Milson, both are heavily used by cyclists, walkers, joggers, runners, people that walk their dog, kids playing and a playground and the native wildlife continue to use as a corridor to travel within this area, including deer, raccoons, rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, weasels, coyotes, etc. Of course, there are more but naming a few. I firmly believe that this route should NOT run along Teal as there is no point. With parking in the summer, people using Teal for extra visitor parking for the 146 Downey Road Condo townhouses, and all the Maintenace vehicles that park there that service that said Condo, there is no room for buses. And of course, the winter with snow is crazy. People drive fast enough down that street, we don't anything else to obscure site lines and trap people in their driveways as there is too much traffic already to back out. The rest of the route is fine but please consider removing Teal from your Route 19

    bjsguelph asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for sharing these concerns. I have passed along this comment to our staff at Guelph Transit to provide a response, as details related to existing route planning is outside the scope of the Transportation Master Plan study.

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    Where can I get more information about the Cycling Spine Network, e.g., what are the routes and what cycling facilities (e.g., MUP, paint, protected lanes) are planned for each?

    TedBangay asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The TMP team has just obtained Council approval to move forward with Alternative 3, and are currently preparing a draft implementation plan for this alternative. This implementation plan will include further details on building out the Cycling Spine Network. For now, you can review the proposed Cycling Spine Network on page 3 of the Alternative Solutions section of the Storymaps, and review the Background Papers to understand the decision making rationale that went into developing both Alternative 3 and the proposed Cycling Spine Network. Watch for engagement opportunities to help us all understand how our preferred alternative for our Transportation Master Plan will look, work and feel in real life coming later in August.

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    Why don't we have bus run off lanes, for the bus stops, like other cities. It sure upsets the flow of traffic when the bus stops right in the right lane, and can be dangerous.

    Moose asked 3 months ago

    Hi Moose, Guelph Transit typically prefers to keep busses in the live lane to save time on their routes. Merging back into traffic can cost time and lead to missed connections and late arrivals along the route. 

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    Where can I find details about the plans for building out the Cycling Spine Network? Thank you in advance.

    TedBangay asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The TMP team has just obtained Council approval to move forward with Alternative 3, and are currently preparing a draft implementation plan for this alternative. This implementation plan will include further details on building out the Cycling Spine Network. For now, you can review the proposed Cycling Spine Network on page 3 of the Alternative Solutions section of the Storymaps, and review the Background Papers to understand the decision making rationale that went into developing both Alternative 3 and the proposed Cycling Spine Network. 

    Watch for engagement opportunities to help us all understand how our preferred alternative for our Transportation Master Plan will look, work and feel in real life coming late in August. 

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    I thought today, June 21, 2021 there was to be a review of the proposed Stone Road bike lanes, Hanlon to Edinburgh? I don't see it posted. Can you direct me to where it is?

    mapleheads asked 4 months ago

    Hello Mapleheads,

    You are right. To day is the day. The Stone Road cycling improvements project will be published very shortly. You should see it if you check back in to haveyoursay.guelph.ca  in an hour or less. 

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    The problem with your car priority route is that drivers like to zoom through the Pedestrian priority St George neighbourhood with two school zones via Grange and Metcalfe, to bypass Stevenson where car specific construction has been done to connect to connect Victoria/Grange/York with Eramosa/Speedvale. Traffic calming is required in the residential areas between car priority zones to allow safe shared mode use.

    dlin2007 asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your comment! The Transportation master plan is looking at long-term network planning, policies, and programs to support the goals of the plan. It will not get down to the level of detail of detour routes for specific construction projects. For comments specific to construction or detour routes in your community, please contact the project engineer. You can find contact information at https://guelph.ca/living/construction-projects/

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    I am contacting you on behalf of an advocacy group in Guelph for people with disabilities. Being a person who has an electric wheelchair and many friends with mobility needs such as walkers I would suggest that the seats are easier to lift up if needed to make more room for Wheel chairs and strollers. Also it is a struggle for space and makes it difficult for people to walk through the isle when two wheelchairs are on the bus. The ramps that go into the bus need to be wider as they are pretty narrow. We would love it if the bus could run later on Sundays and holidays. Thank you for considering our needs.

    People 4 People asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your comments. All new Guelph Transit bus vehicles are equipped with seats that lift up. Specific details on bus design and accessibility are beyond the scope of the Transportation Master Plan. Your comments have been shared with staff at Guelph Transit for their consideration.

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    Why there is no direct bus on speedvale edinburgh towards to stone road mall ??

    Vishavdeep kaur asked 8 months ago

    These areas have been reviewed as part of the Guelph Transit Route Review. Proposals will be made public later this spring when public engagement begins. All changes are subject to Council approval.

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    I would like you to redesign the 9Waterloo run. At Imperial it turns right to Paisley left at Elmira to Fife and then returns. This way People along the route can use the Paisley Mall and Costco without having to take multiple buses and you still have service for ppl living on Fife to Downtown. When you altered the route you turned it into a nothing run. We can do better than a mere residential run and allow residents quick access to shopping and banking. Thank you Mark Jenssen

    Caffeinated9 asked 8 months ago

    These areas have been reviewed as part of the Guelph Transit Route Review. Proposals will be made public later this spring when public engagement begins. All changes are subject to Council approval

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