Biking & Cyclists

Cycling Infrastructure

Featured projects

  • Wilson St (Rousseaux-Filman) Wilson St will be undergoing road improvements, including enhancements to the existing bike lanes. As a result of the construction, the bike lanes will be closed. Cyclists are encouraged to utilize the free Mountain Climber service provided by HSR to access the top/bottom of Wilson St. see attached map (PDF, 387 KB).
  • York Blvd (Dundurn-Hess) “mini” jersey barriers, precast concrete curbs, flexposts and pavement markings were added to the existing bicycle lanes. Staff want to hear how these enhanced bicycle lanes operate and make you feel. Complete the online feedback form to share your comments.

2022 Implementation Projects

Roadway Infrastructure Type Project Stage Additional Info

Baldwin St / Cootes Dr
York St to Court St
Baldwin St to Dundas St

Bicycle Boulevard
Multi-use Path

Design Cootes Dr MUP - Feasibility Plan (PDF, 560 KB)
Breadalbane / Jones / Woodbine
Breadalbane / Jones / Woodbine Bike Boulevard | King St. to York Blvd.
Bicycle Boulevard Tender

Watch the community information session recording

Cannon St
James St to Sherman Ave
Buffer enhancements Complete  
Centennial Pkwy
Confederation Dr to Goderich Rd

Multi-use Path

Design Centennial Pkwy Feasability Plan (PDF, 379 KB)
Charlton Ave / John St / MacNab St
James St to Ferguson Ave Charlton Ave to St. Joseph’s Dr
Connection enhancements Feasibility  
Delaware Ave / Maplewood Ave
Wentworth St to Gage Ave

Buffer enhancements

Complete  
Dundurn St
Lamoreaux St & Baker St
Controlled Crossing Design  
Emerson St / Whitney Ave 

Main St to Whitney Ave
Emerson St to Main St

Bicycle Lanes Design  

Herkimer St / Charlton Ave
Queen St to MacNab St
Hess St to James St

Additional Planters Design  
John St
Guise St to Stratchan St
Cycle track Feasibility John St Feasability Plan (PDF, 542 KB)
King St

Stoney Brook Dr to Hwy 8

Bicycle Lanes

Tender  
Locke St
Main St to Hunter St
Buffer enhancements Construction Locke St Feasability Plan (PDF, 839 KB)
Shamrock Park
Corktown Park to Ferguson Ave
Bicycle Path Tender Shamrock Park Feasability Plan (PDF, 502 KB)

Southcote Rd
Garner Rd to Hwy 403

Multi-use Path

   

Pearl - Kent Bike Boulevard
Pearl / Kent Bike Boulevard | Amelia St to Canada St.

Bike Boulevard Design

Watch the community information session recording

Upper Paradise Rd @ Mohawk Rd Bicycle Lanes Complete Feasibility Plan: Upper Paradise Rd @ Mohawk Rd (PDF, 921 KB)
Victoria Ave
Cannon St to Stinson
Cycle tracks Design

Community consultation presentation (VIDEO)

West 5th
Brow to Fennell Ave
Multi-use Path Design West 5th Feasability Plan (PDF, 712 KB)
Wilson St
Rousseaux St to Filman Rd
Barrier Enhancements Construction  
York Rd
York Rd to Watsons Lane

Multi-use path

Tender  

 

Roadway Infrastructure Type Project Stage Additional Info
Barton St
Redhill Valley Pkwy to Centennial Pkwy
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Birch Ave
Burlington St to Wilson St
Multi-use trail Planning  
Burlington St
Wellington St to Parkdale Ave
Various Planning  
Butler Powerline Trail
Limeridge Rd to Rymal Rd
Multi-use trail Planning  
Delawana Dr / Kentley Dr
Nash Rd to Lake Ave
  Planning  
Dewitt Rd
Barton St to Ridge Rd
Bicycle lanes Design Feasibility Plan: Dewitt Rd (Barton St to South of Highway 8) (PDF, 682 KB)
Dundas St (Waterdown)
Hwy 6 to Hamilton St / Avonsyde Blvd
  Planning  
East Mountain Trail Loop
Winterberry Dr / Highland Rd / Upper Redhill Pkwy
  Planning  
Ferguson Ave
Barton St to Dock Service Rd
Connection enhancement Planning  
First Rd
Mud St to Bedrock Dr
  Planning  
Gage Ave
Barton St to Beach Rd
Buffer enhancements Planning  
Gatesbury Park Trail
Niska Dr / Boulding Ave / Skinner Rd
Multi-use path Planning  
Greenhill Ave/ Mount Albion Rd
Harrisford St to Mt. Albion Rd
Connection enhancement Planning  
Green Mountain Rd
First Rd to Upper Centennial Pkwy
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Highland Rd
Winterberry Dr to Upper Red Hill Pkwy
  Design  
Hwy 8 (Dundas)
CN rail bridge to Bond St

Paved shoulders
Bicycle lanes

Planning  
Hwy 8 (Stoney Creek)
King St to Dewitt Rd
Cycle track Planning  
Kitty Murray Lane
Golf Link Rd to Garner Rd
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Limeridge Rd
Bonaventure Dr to Hawkridge Ave
Bicycle lanes Design  
Longwood Rd
King St to Aberdeen Ave
Cycle track Planning  
North Waterdown Rd
Sadielou Blvd & Centre Rd

Multi-use Path

Design  
Pipeline Trail
Brampton St to Grace Ave
Multi-use trail Planning  
Shaver Estates Trail
Brooking Crt to Hamilton Dr
  Planning  

Sterling Ave
Forsyth Ave E to King St W

Bicycle Lanes

   
Stone Church Rd
Arbour Rd/Anchor Rd to Upper Red Hill Pkwy
Multi-use path Design Stone Church Rd Feasibility Study (PDF, 627 KB)
Stonehenge Dr
Southcote Rd to Stone Church Rd
Bicycle lanes Design Stonehenge Dr Feasibility Study (PDF, 687 KB)
Terryberry Rd
Rymal Rd to Dalgleish Trail
Multi-use path Planning  
Upper Wentworth St
Concession St to Fennell Ave
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Victoria Ave
Ferrie St to Birge St
Cycle track Planning  
Waterdown (new streets)

Nisbet Blvd / Sadielou Blvd / Skinner Rd / Wimberly Ave / Burke St

  Planning  
West 5th St
Governors Blvd to Mohawk Rd
Bicycle lanes Planning  

2021

  • Cannon St - between Hess St to James St – Buffer enhancements
  • Creighton Rd - between Governors St and Market St – Bicycle lanes
  • Echovalley Dr -  Mud St to Stockbridge Garden – Design Modification
  • Hatt St - John St to Baldwin St - Separated Bicycle Lanes
  • Hunter St - MacNab St Catharine St to Park St - Cycle Track
  • King St - Dundurn St to Paradise Rd – Barrier Enhancements
  • Paramount Dr - Old Mud St & Atlas St - Buffer Enhancements
  • Stone Church Rd: Golf Links to Omni Blvd – Buffer Enhancements
  • York Blvd - Dundurn Castle Entrance to Hess St – Barrier Enhancements
  • Victoria Ave - Cannon St to Copeland Ave – Cycle Track
  • Stone Church Rd @ Garth St - Connection Enhancement
  • Strachan St East - James to Ferguson - Multi-use Path
  • Leavitt Blvd -  Dundas St to Brow – Buffered Bicycle Lanes
  • Dalgleish Trail - Bellagio Ave to Regional Rd 56 - Multi-use Path

2020

  • Bay Street - between Hunter Street & Charlton Ave, additional buffer bollards
  • Beach Boulevard - Eastport Drive to Van Wagner’s Beach Road, an eastbound bicycle lane painted
  • Britannia Avenue - between Cannon Street/ Barons Avenue & Walter Avenue, bicycle lanes painted
  • Cannon Street - between Sherman Avenue & the stadium, bicycle lanes painted
  • Heritage Green Sports Park - at Echovalley Drive, a multi-use trail
  • Herkimer/Charlton - planters added in painted buffer to increase safety
  • Hwy 8 crossing the escarpment - between Greensville (Park Avenue) & Dundas (CN rail bridge), some paved shoulders and a wider climbing lane
  • Hunter Street - at Queen Street, bicycle path from Canada Street and signal modifications
  • Hunter Street - Queen Street to Park Street & Catharine Street to Liberty Street, addition of a barrier
  • Hunter Street - Liberty Street to the Keddy Access Trail, bicycle lanes painted with a buffer
  • Keddy Access Trail (along the Claremont Access) – between Hunter Street & West 5th Street, a multi-use trail constructed
  • Locke Street - between King Street & Hunter Street, bicycle lanes painted with some buffer
  • Melvin Avenue - between Walter Avenue & Woodward Avenue, bicycle lanes painted
  • Napier Street - at Queen Street, a new signal
  • Stone Church Road - between Dartnall Road & Anchor Road, a multi-use path constructed
  • Victoria Avenue - between Burlington Street & Ferrie Street, bicycle lanes painted with two-way conversion

2019

  • Avonsyde Boulevard - between Parkside Drive & Dundas Street, a multi-use trail constructed
  • Cannon Street - between James Steet & Sherman Avenue, rehabilitation of existing cycle track
  • Echovalley Drive - between Stockbridge Gardens & Mud Street, bicycle lanes constructed
  • Governor’s Road - between Davidson Boulevard & Creighton Road, bicycle lanes west of Moss Boulevard & a bicycle path easterly
  • Locke Street - between George Street & Hunter Street, bicycle lanes painted
  • Parkside Drive - between Hollybush Drive & Main Street, bicycle lanes constructed
  • Rymal Road - between Spadara Drive & Garth Street & Hazelton Avenue, a bicycle path constructed beside the sidewalk

2018

  • Brock Road - between Concession 4 W & Harvest Road, paved shoulders constructed
  • Delaware Avenue/Maplewood Avenue - bicycle lanes painted
  • Gage Avenue - between Industrial Drive & Lawrence Road, bicycle lanes painted
  • Scenic Drive - West 35th Street & Colquhoun Crescent, bicycle lanes painted
  • Sydenham Road - between Highway 5 & Romar Drive (the Brow), paved shoulders constructed

2017

  • Upper Sherman Avenue - between Stone Church Road & Rymal Road, bike lanes constructed
  • Wilson Street - between Hamilton Drive & Seminole Road, bike lanes constructed
  • Bay Street - between Stuart Street & Aberdeen Avenue, bike lanes/cycle track painted
  • Chippawa Rail Trail Connection at Stone Church Road - a multi-use trail access constructed
  • Longwood Road - between Franklin Avenue & King Street, southbound bike lane painted
  • Garth Street - between Rymal Road & Twenty Road, bike lanes painted

2016

  • Garth Street - between Stone Church Road & Rymal Road, a bike path beside the sidewalk constructed
  • Upper Sherman Avenue - between Limeridge Road & Stone Church Road, bike lanes constructed
  • Regional Road 56 - between Cemetery Road & Southbrook Drive, bike lanes constructed
  • Wentworth Street - between Delaware Avenue & the Escarpment Rail Trail, bike lanes painted
  • Rice Avenue - between Sanatorium Road & Wendover Drive, bike lanes painted
  • Wilson Street - between Seminole Road & Fiddler’s Green Road, a combination of bike lanes and sharrows painted
  • Isaac Brock Drive - bike lanes painted
  • Limeridge Road - between Birchview Drive & Upper Ottawa Street, sharrows painted
  • Winterberry Drive - a southbound bike lane and northbound sharrows between Paramount Drive & Highland Road
  • Highland Road - between Winterberry Drive & Upper Centennial Parkway, bike lanes painted
  • Upper Red Hill Parkway - between Stone Church Road & Rymal Road, a multi-use trail opened
  • Rymal Road - a multi-use trail connecting Pritchard Road & Trinity Church Road
  • Charlton Avenue - between James Street & Dundurn Street, a westbound bike lane painted
  • Herkimer Street - between Dundurn Street & MacNab Street, an eastbound bike lane painted

2015

  • Centre Rd - paved shoulders between Woodend Drive & Carlisle Road
  • Cannon Street - between Gage Avenue & Kenilworth Avenue/Barons Avenue, bike lanes painted
  • King Street - between Battlefield Drive & Elm Avenue, sharrows painted
  • Mountain Brow Boulevard - between the Kimberly Stairs & Mohawk Road, multi-use trail constructed
  • Queensdale Avenue - between Upper Wellington Street & Upper Sherman Avenue, sharrows painted
  • West 5th Street - between Limeridge Road & Stone Church Road, painted

2014

  • Cannon Street - between Lottridge Street & Gage Avenue, painted
  • York Boulevard - between Dundurn Street & Hess Street, painted
  • Cannon Street cycle track - between Hess Street and Sherman Avenue, painted
  • A multi-use trail along the south side of Aberdeen Avenue between Longwood Road and Glenside Avenue constructed
  • Twenty Road - between Nebo Road & Glover Road, completed
  • Bay Street - between Bayfront Park (Strachan Street) & Stuart Street, painted
  • 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
  • Longwood Road - a two-way bike path behind the existing sidewalk between Frid Street & Aberdeen Avenue

2013

  • Sanatorium Road - between Scenic Drive & Rice Avenue
  • Burlington Street - a multi-use trail along the south side of the street between Gage Avenue & Ottawa Street completed
  • Binbrook Road - between Royal Winter Drive & Road #56, completed
  • Young Street - between Ferguson Avenue & Wellington Street, painted
  • West 5th Street - between Marlowe Drive & Limeridge Road (including reconstruction of existing bike lanes) completed
  • King Street - between Westdale Village (Cline Avenue) & Macklin Street, plus westerly of Haddon Avenue  painted
  • Hwy 8 (Stoney Creek) - between Dewitt Road & Glover Road, completed
  • Queensdale Avenue - between Upper Wellington Street & Upper Wentworth Street (pilot), painted

2012

  • King Street - between Paradise Road & Breadalbane Street, reconstruction & extension of the two-way cycling facility
  • Main Street - between Macklin Street & Frid Street, now a two-way cycling facility over Hwy 403, painted
  • Burke Street in Waterdown - south side of Dundas Street (former Hwy 5), painted
  • Victoria Avenue - northbound only, between Ferrie Street & Barton Street, painted
  • West 5th Street - between Mohawk College entrance (Governors Boulevard) & Mohawk Road, wider curb lanes with sharrows, painted
  • Fall Fair Way and Bradley Avenue in Binbrook, painted
  • Woodward Avenue - between Beach Boulevard & Brampton Street, painted
  • Fifty Road - between McCollum Road (the lakeshore) & North Service Road, painted 
  • Burlington Street - westbound only, between Wellington Street & Ferguson Avenue, painted
  • Dundurn Street - between York Boulevard & King Street, painted

2011

  • A multi-use trail over Hwy 403 south of Main Street between Leland Street & Studholme Road, opened.  An extension of the Hamilton-Brantford Rail Trail.
  • Wilson Street Hill - between Lower Lions Club Road & Rousseaux Street, resurfacing of the bike lanes where required
  • Trinity Church Road - between Rymal Road & Pinehill Drive, painted
  • Pinehill Drive - between Dakota Boulevard & Fletcher Road, painted
  • Stinson Street - between Victoria Avenue & Wentworth Street, painted
  • Dock Service Road - between Catharine Street & Ferguson Avenue, painted
  • Jolley Cut - an up-bound bike lane from the start of the bridge to Concession Street
  • Upper Wellington Street - between Stone Church Road & Rymal Road
  • A multi-use trail over the QEW by the Red Hill Valley, opened

2010 and previous

  • Woodward Avenue - between Brampton Street & Melvin Avenue, painted
  • Stone Church Road - between Garth Street & Upper James Street (the "missing link" in the full length of Stone Church Road) painted
  • York Boulevard - between Queen Street & James Street, painted
  • A multi-use trail over the LINC/RHVP near Albion Falls, completed
  • Longwood Road - between King Street & Main Street, painted and existing Longwood Road bike lanes resurfaced north of Franklin Avenue to Princess Point
  • Dundurn Street - between Main Street & Aberdeen Avenue, painted
  • 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
  • Barton Street (Nash Road to Centennial Parkway) - relocation of utilities/poles impeded the project
  • Greenhill Avenue - Mount Albion Road to King Street - insufficient community support
  • Mohawk Road (McNiven Road to Filman Road) - wider asphalt platform was not included in the resurfacing
  • Nash Road - insufficient community support
  • Queensdale Avenue (Upper Gage Avenue to Upper Ottawa Street) - insufficient community support
  • Ridge Road (McNeilly Road to the Niagara border) - new paved shoulders are narrower than planned due to site restrictions
  • Sunnyridge Road (Hwy 403 to Wilson Street) - a wider platform to accommodate paved shoulders could not be achieved at this time
  • Trinity Church Road (south of existing bike lanes to Golf Club Road) - limited funding prohibited paved shoulders

Cycling infrastructure includes both bike lanes and multi-use trails.

Who does what

Typically, the multi-use trails that are maintained by the City are owned by the City of Hamilton. There are other trails within the city that are owned and maintained by other organizations, such as the Hamilton Conservation Authority.


  • Winter maintenance - The City provides winter maintenance of bike lanes within the paved portion of the roadway. Select multi-use trails are ploughed in winter.
     
  • Rural resurfacing - In rural areas, the annual road resurfacing process makes cycling a challenge for one or two months afterwards.

2019 Proposed Surface Treatment Program

Road From To Ward
Chippewa Rd W Highway No. 6 Glancaster Rd 11
Concession 12 E Centre Rd Needlepine Dr 15
Concession 2 W Middletown Rd Hwy # 52 12
Concession 2 W Harrisburg Rd Boundary (Hamilton-Brant) 12
Dunmark Rd Wilson St W End Of Street 12
Fallsview Rd Sydenham Rd Ofield Rd S 13
Ferris Rd Whitechurch Rd Leeming 11
Ferris Rd Leeming Haldibrook 11
Gore Rd Highway 6 Lennon Rd 13
Harvest Rd Ofield Rd Sydenham Rd 13
Hendershot Rd Guyatt Golf Club Rd 11
Hendershot Rd Regional 20 Rd Golf Club Rd 11
Hendry Lane Wilson St W Montgomery Dr 12
Jerseyville Rd Hwy # 52 City Limits 12
Jones Rd Hwy 8 End Of Road 10
Mill St Hendry Lane End Of Road 12
Ofield Rd S Fallsview Rd Harvest Rd 13
Old Brock Moxley Rd End Of St (Taylor) 13
Safari Rd Hwy # 8 Cooper Rd 13
Seventh Rd E Highland Rd E  Mud St E 9
Southcote South Of Book End Of Road  12
Tyneside Rd Chippewa Rd Haldibrook Rd 11
Woodhill Rd Governors Rd Conncession 2 W 12

Contact us

For further information regarding the bike network contact:
Transportation Planning
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 2553
Email: [email protected]