Biking & Cyclists

Cycling Infrastructure

The City of Hamilton is continually working to improve its cycling network.  Currently Hamilton has 238 km of ‘street’ cycling infrastructure (of which 9% has enhanced separation from auto traffic) plus 154 km of major multi-use trails.

2021 Implementation Projects

Roadway Infrastructure Type Project Stage Additional Info
Cannon St
Hess St to James St
Buffer enhancements Construction  
Creighton Road / Market Street (Dundas) Bicycle lanes Construction  
Echovalley Dr
Mud St to Stockbridge Gdn
Design modification Complete  
Hatt St
John St to Baldwin St
Buffered bicycle lanes Design Hatt St Feasability Plan (PDF, 776 KB)
Hunter St
John St to Hughson St
Connection enhancements Construction  
John St
Guise St to Barton St
Cycle track Feasibility  
King St
Paradise Rd to Dundurn St
Buffer enhancements Complete  
North Waterdown Rd
Sadielou Blvd & Centre Rd
Multi-use path Design  
Paramount Dr
Old Mud St & Atlas St
Buffer enhancements Design  
Shamrock Park
Corktown Park to Ferguson Ave
Bicycle path Design  
Stone Church Rd at Garth St Connection enhancement Design  
Stone Church Rd at Arbour Rd Controlled crossing Design  
Stone Church Rd
Golf Links to Omni Blvd
Buffer enhancements Design  
Stonehenge Dr
Stone Church Rd to Southcote Rd
Bicycle lanes Feasibility  
Upper Paradise Rd @ Mohawk Rd Connection enhancements Feasibility  
Victoria Ave
Cannon St to Copeland Ave
Cycle tracks Design Victoria Ave Feasability Plan (PDF, 972 KB)
Victoria Cycle Track Consultation Summary (PDF, 719 KB)
York Blvd
Dundurn St to Hess St
Buffer enhancements Design  

 

Roadway Infrastructure Type Project Stage Additional Info
Baldwin St
York St to Court St
Bicycle boulevard Planning  
Barton St
Redhill Valley Pkwy to Centennial Pkwy
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Birch Ave
Burlington St to Wilson St
Multi-use trail Planning  
Breadalbane St
King St to Jones St
Bicycle boulevard Planning  
Burlington St
Wellington St to Parkdale Ave
Various Planning  
Butler Powerline Trail
Limeridge Rd to Rymal Rd
Multi-use trail Planning  
Cannon St
James St to Sherman Ave
Buffer enhancements Planning  
Centennial Pkwy
Confederation Dr to Goderich Rd
Multi-use path Planning  
Charlton Ave / John St
James St to Ferguson Ave Charlton Ave to St. Joseph’s Dr
Connection enhancements Planning  
Cootes Dr
Baldwin St to Dundas St
Multi-use path Planning  
Dalgleish Trail/Terryberry Rd
Bellagio Ave to Regional Rd 56
Multi-use path Planning  
Delawana Dr / Kentley Dr
Nash Rd to Lake Ave
  Planning  
Delaware Ave / Maplewood Ave
Wentworth St to Gage Ave
Buffer enhancements Planning  
Dewitt Rd
Barton St to Ridge Rd
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Dundas St (Waterdown)
Hwy 6 to Hamilton St / Avonsyde Blvd
  Planning  
Dundurn St
Lamoreaux St & Baker St
Controlled crossing Planning  
East Mountain Trail Loop
Winterberry Dr / Highland Rd / Upper Redhill Pkwy
  Planning  
Emerson St / Whitney Ave / Leland St
Main St to Whitney Ave / Emerson St to Main St / Main St to Whitney Ave
Bicycle lanes or enhancements 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  
Greensford Dr / Kenora Ave
Lady Crt to Neil Ave
Bicycle boulevard Planning  
Herkimer St / Charlton Ave
Queen St to James St
Buffer enhancements Planning  
Highland Rd
Winterberry Dr to Upper Red Hill Pkwy
  Planning  
Hunter St
MacNab St to Catharine St
Cycle track Planning  
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  
John St
Charlton Ave to St. Joseph’s Dr
Connection enhancements Planning  
John St
Burlington St to Guise St
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Kenora Ave
Queenston Rd to Ellingwood Ave
Bicycle boulevard Planning  
Kent St / Pearl St
King St to Glenfern Ave
Bicycle boulevard Planning  
Kentley Dr
Delawana Dr
  Planning  
Kitty Murray Lane
Golf Link Rd to Garner Rd
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Leavitt Ave
Dundas St to Brow
  Planning  
Leland St
Emerson St
  Planning  
Limeridge Rd
Bonaventure Dr to Hawkridge Ave
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Locke St
Main St to Hunter St
Buffer enhancements Planning  
Longwood Rd
King St to Aberdeen Ave
Cycle track Planning  
Maplewood Ave
Delaware Ave
     
Mount Albion Rd
Greenhill Ave
     
Pearl St
Kent St
     
Pipeline Trail
Brampton St to Grace Ave
Multi-use trail Planning  
Shaver Estates Trail
Brooking Crt to Hamilton Dr
  Planning  
Stone Church Rd at Arbour Rd Controlled crossing Planning  
Stone Church Rd at Garth St Connection enhancements Planning  
Stone Church Rd
Anchor Rd to Upper Red Hill Pkwy
Buffer enhancement Planning  
Stone Church Rd
Upper James St to Upper Wellington St
Buffer enhancement Planning  
Stonehenge Dr
Southcote Rd to Stone Church Rd
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Strachan St
James St to Ferguson Ave
Multi-use path Planning  
Terryberry Rd
Dalgleish Trail
  Planning  
Upper Paradise at Mohawk Rd connection enhancement Planning  
Upper Wentworth St
Concession St to Fennell Ave
  Planning  
Victoria Ave
Burlington Ave to Stinson St
Bicycle lanes or cycle track enhancements Planning  
Victoria Ave
Cannon St to Stinson St
Cycle tracks Planning  
Victoria Ave
Burlington St to Ferrie St
Connection enhancements Planning  
Waterdown (new streets)

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

  Planning  
West 5th St
Keddy Access Trail & Mohawk College
Bicycle path Planning  
West 5th St
Mohawk College to Mohawk Rd
Bicycle lanes Planning  
Wilson St
Rousseaux St to Filman Rd
Enhancements Design  
Whitney Ave
Emerson St
     
York Blvd
Dundurn St & Hess St
Buffer enhancements Planning  

 

 

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the travel patterns of Hamiltonians. Learn more about the COVID-19 Recovery Mobility Plan (PDF, 4 MB).

  • Bay Street - between Hunter and Cannon, enhanced with concrete separators and bollards.
  • Cannon Street - between Sherman and Stadium bicycle lanes painted
  • Herkimer/Charlton - planters added in painted buffer to increase safety
  • 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 parking buffer
  • Locke Street - between King Street & Hunter Street, bicycle lanes painted with concrete/bollard buffer

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
  • 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]