The City of Waterloo encourages cycling in our community.
We demonstrate our commitment to cycling by planning, building and maintaining bike facilities, trails and laneways in co-operation with the Region of Waterloo, and were proud to receive a silver Bicycle Friendly Communities Award in 2011 from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition. This award recognizes the work we have done to be more bike friendly as well as the community support for a more bike friendly culture.
Our transportation master plan cites active transportation as a key ingredient in developing a more sustainable transportation system for Waterloo and we have an active transportation committee that advises council on this topic. Much of the city is accessible by bike, including a portion of Davenport Road that was made into a "complete street" that is completely accessible to all modes of transportation.
Before heading out on your bike, you may want to download a map or learn more about our trails, bike safety and road, trail and sidewalk closures. Please report poor travelling conditions to us at 519-886-2310.
The Region of Waterloo also offers some cycling-related programs, including Travelwise and CAN-BIKE. And there is a Blue W program promoting the location of tap-water refilling stations.
Look up cycling clubs, groups and organizations in our online directory or get your group listed there today. And watch our calendar of events for cycling-related activities in Waterloo.