July 10, 2020
Oxford County seeks public input on Cycling Master Plan
Residents asked to submit ideas, suggestions and priorities before August 28, 2020
Oxford County is gearing up for the development of a county-wide Cycling Master Plan. The plan will build on work that is already taking place to promote commuting by bicycle, connect roadway cycling routes to off-road trail networks, and enhance tourism opportunities.
From now until August 28, 2020, the County is looking for input on ways to improve cycling for people of all ages and abilities in the County:
- What priorities should the plan focus on? Land use planning, tourism, maintenance, signage and wayfinding, etc.?
- How should cycling facilities be designed? Shared, designated or separated? On-road or off-road?
- Are there missing cycling routes? Can existing cycling routes be improved? Mark your suggestions on an interactive map.
The final Cycling Master Plan will put forward a set of recommendations to better connect significant areas in and outside of Oxford County through trails and cycling routes; establish commuting infrastructure that allows cycling to be used in tandem with public transit, car pools and passenger rail service; and promote a stronger culture of cycling in Oxford. The development of a Cycling Master Plan is recommended in the 2019 Transportation Master Plan and identified in the Oxford County Official Plan.
More information, including a link to the online survey, is available at www.oxfordcounty.ca/speakup.
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About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 119,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.