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Building the Bike Network

The City of Hamilton is continually working to improve the cycling network.

Projects Currently "in the works" (as part of the on-street network):

  • Cannon Street cycle track - between Hess Street and Sherman Avenue
  • Cannon Street – between Melrose Avenue & Gage Avenue (conventional bike lanes)
  • West 5th Street - between Limeridge Road & Stone Church Road
  • Charlton Avenue – a westbound bike lane between James Street & Locke Street
  • Herkimer Street – an eastbound bike lane between Dundurn Street & MacNab Street
  • Highland Road - between Winterberry Drive & Upper Centennial Parkway, a study is finalized
  • Winterberry Drive – a southbound bike lane between Paramount Drive & Highland Road
  • York Boulevard – between Dundurn Street & Hess Street
  • Queensdale Avenue sharrows - between Upper Wellington Street & Upper Sherman Avenue
  • A multi-use trail along the south side of Aberdeen Avenue between Longwood Road & Glenside Avenue
  • Waterdown new streets: Nisbet Boulevard, Sadielou Boulevard, Wimberly Avenue, & Burke Street extension

Projects in the Planning Stage:

  • Upper Wentworth Street - between Concession Street & Fennell Avenue
  • Hwy 8 (Stoney Creek) - between King Street & Dewitt Road
  • Fennell Avenue - between the Mohawk College entrance & West 5th Street
  • Mount Albion Road
  • Greenhill Avenue – between Mount Albion Road & King Street
  • Cannon Street – between Gage Avenue & Kenilworth Avenue
  • Britannia Avenue/Melvin Avenue - between Kenilworth Avenue & the Red Hill Valley
  • Kentley Drive/Delawana Drive - between Nash Road & Lake Avenue
  • Dewitt Road - between Hwy 8 & Ridge Road
  • Limeridge Road - between Garth Street & West 5th Street
  • Ridge Road – between McNeilly Rd & Tenth Road E
  • Hatt Street
  • Dundas Street - between Hwy 6 & Hamilton Street
  • Hwy 8 crossing the escarpment - between Greensville (Park Avenue) & Dundas (Bond Street), a study is finalized for future implementation
  • Burlington Street - various types of cycling facilities between Wellington Street & Parkdale Avenue (connecting to Windermere Road)

Past Additions and Upgrades to the Cycling Network:

  • Bay Street – between Bayfront Park (Strachan Street) & Stuart Street, painted in June 2014
  • Hunter Street - two segments installed in June 2014: Queen Street to MacNab Street and Catharine Street to Liberty Street
  • Main Street – a two-way bike path behind the existing sidewalk between the bridge over Hwy 403 & Frid Street, spring 2014
  • Longwood Road - a two-way bike path behind the existing sidewalk between Frid Street & Aberdeen Avenue, spring 2014
  • Sanatorium Road - between Scenic Drive & Rice Avenue, fall 2013
  • Burlington Street – a multi-use trail along the south side of the street between Gage Avenue & Ottawa Street, completed in fall 2013
  • Binbrook Road - between Royal Winter Drive & Road #56, completed in fall 2013
  • Young Street – between Ferguson Avenue & Wellington Street, painted in fall 2013
  • West 5th Street - between Marlowe Drive & Limeridge Road (including reconstruction of existing bike lanes), completed in September 2013
  • King Street - between Westdale Village (Cline Avenue) & Macklin Street, plus westerly of Haddon Avenue, painted in summer 2013
  • Hwy 8 (Stoney Creek) - between Dewitt Road & Glover Road, completed in August 2013
  • Queensdale Avenue - between Upper Wellington Street & Upper Wentworth Street (pilot), painted in July 2013 
  • King Street - between Paradise Road & Breadalbane Street, reconstruction & extension of the two-way cycling facility, fall 2012
  • Main Street - between Macklin Street & Frid Street, now a two-way cycling facility over Hwy 403, painted in November 2012
  • Burke Street in Waterdown - south side of Dundas Street (former Hwy 5), painted in 2012
  • Victoria Avenue - northbound only, between Ferrie Street & Barton Street, painted in fall 2012 
  • West 5th Street - between Mohawk College entrance (Governors Boulevard) & Mohawk Road, wider curb lanes with sharrows, painted in November 2012
  • Fall Fair Way and Bradley Avenue in Binbrook, painted in fall 2012
  • Woodward Avenue - between Beach Boulevard & Brampton Street, painted in fall 2012 
  • Fifty Road - between McCollum Road (the lakeshore) & North Service Road, painted in summer 2012 
  • Burlington Street - westbound only, between Wellington Street & Ferguson Avenue, painted in summer 2012 
  • Dundurn Street - between York Boulevard & King Street, painted in May 2012
  • A multi-use trail over Hwy 403 south of Main Street between Leland Street & Studholme Road, opened in fall 2011.  An extension of the Hamilton-Brantford Rail TrailClick here for a map of this extension.
  • Wilson Street Hill - between Lower Lions Club Road & Rousseaux Street, resurfacing of the bike lanes where required in fall 2011
  • Trinity Church Road - between Rymal Road & Pinehill Drive, painted in fall 2011
  • Pinehill Drive - between Dakota Boulevard & Fletcher Road, painted in fall 2011
  • Stinson Street - between Victoria Avenue & Wentworth Street, painted in fall 2011
  • Dock Service Road - between Catharine Street & Ferguson Avenue, painted in summer 2011
  • Jolley Cut - an up-bound bike lane from the start of the bridge to Concession Street, 2010/2011
  • Upper Wellington Street - between Stone Church Road & Rymal Road, 2010/2011
  • A multi-use trail over the QEW by the Red Hill Valley, opened in spring 2011.  Click here for more details.
  • Woodward Avenue - between Brampton Street & Melvin Avenue, painted in fall 2010
  • Stone Church Road - between Garth Street & Upper James Street (the "missing link" in the full length of Stone Church Road), painted in fall 2010
  • York Boulevard - between Queen Street & James Street, painted in November 2010
  • A multi-use trail over the LINC/RHVP near Albion Falls, completed in October 2010.  Click here for an imageClick here for planning details.
  • Longwood Road - between King Street & Main Street, painted in August 2010; and existing Longwood Road bike lanes resurfaced north of Franklin Avenue to Princess Point
  • Dundurn Street - between Main Street & Aberdeen Avenue, painted in May 2010
  • Paramount Drive and Winterberry Drive (north of Paramount Drive) in the Heritage Green neighbourhood
  • King Street - between Nash Road & Battlefield Drive
  • Sanders Boulevard - between West Park Avenue & Cootes Drive
  • North Service Road - a well defined cycling route, comprised of a combination of on-street bike routes, on-street painted bike lanes, and off-road multi-use trails, between Confederation Park and Fifty Point Conservation Area 
  • York Boulevard - on-street bike lanes between Dundurn Street and the City of Burlington border
  • Ferguson Avenue bike lanes, including on the new bridge north of Barton Street
  • Stone Church Road - continued implementation of on-street bike lanes implemented in many sections, including between Upper James Street and Upper Wellington Street and east of Pritchard Road
  • King Street - between Pottruff Road and Nash Road
  • Bicycle-Friendly Stairs - constructed from Kimberly Drive up to Mountain Brow Boulevard
  • Bike Racks in various BIAs
  • Eastport Drive Lift Bridge - a bicycle-friendly stairway has been built on the Hamilton side of the bridge as well as a paved trail leading from the stairway to the Beach Trail 
  • Sterling Street - on-street bike lanes
  • Longwood Road North - on-street bike and pedestrian lanes
  • Upper Paradise Road - on-street bike lanes

Projects Not Proceeding:

  • Trinity Church Road (south of existing bike lanes to Golf Club Road) - limited funding prohibited paved shoulders
  • Mohawk Road (McNiven Road to Filman Road) - wider asphalt platform was not included in the resurfacing
  • Nash Road - as Councillor approval was not granted
  • Barton Street (Nash Road to Centennial Parkway) - relocation of utilities/poles impeded the project
  • Queensdale Avenue (Upper Gage Avenue to Upper Ottawa Street) - as Councillor approval was not granted