Oakville launches interactive Cycle, Walk Oakville map

Tuesday, June 05, 2012 – for immediate release

Oakville launches interactive Cycle, Walk Oakville map

Catering to recreational and competitive outdoor fans, the town launched the interactive Cycle, Walk Oakville map offering a new way for cyclists and pedestrians to plan their route through the town’s combined 255 kilometres of trails and paved bike paths.

“This map reinforces Oakville’s commitment to making active transportation even more accessible for residents,” Oakville Mayor Rob Burton said. “Making cycling and walking opportunities safer and more convenient helps encourage a more active and sustainable community.”

The Cycle, Walk map showcases Oakville’s on-road cycle lanes, off-road multi-use trails for pedestrians and cyclists, trail variations (paved vs. unpaved), bicycle safety and trail etiquette, and wildlife education tips. Also included are recreation hot spots including splash pads, swimming pools, and lookout areas, plus amenities such as parking, washrooms facilities and water fountains.

As part of the scheduled update of the Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan (TMP), the Town of Oakville is in the midst of a public consultation process to help identify community transportation priorities from now until 2031 including pedestrian, cycling and transit.

“Our Switching Gears Transportation Master Plan offers an exceptionally detailed level of integration between land use and transportation planning,” Mayor Burton said. “Our goal is to offer more balanced, efficient and sustainable transportation choices for people, goods and services to move around Oakville.”

Just last month, the Town of Oakville received a bronze award in recognition of building a bicycle-friendly community from Share the Road Cycling Coalition.

The Cycle, Walk Oakville map is available online or in hard copy at community centres, libraries and Town Hall. To view the interactive map and learn about other active programs, visit the Cycle, Walk Oakville page.

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Media contact

Dan Cozzi
Director
Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 3303
dcozzi@oakville.ca

Mary Jo Milhomens
Senior Communications Advisor
Strategy, Policy and Communications
905-338-4244
mmilhomens@oakville.ca


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