Cycling in the city masthead
Summer 2021
In this issue:
  • Bike maps now available: City of Waterloo and Region of Waterloo
  • Active transportation project updates
  • Bike fix it station
  • Crossing guards wanted
  • Bicycle events
Thumbprint image of the City of Waterloo cycling map
Updated City of Waterloo bike map!
The City of Waterloo cycling map has been updated and is now available! Get your free copy at City Hall (100 Regina Street), Service Centre (265 Lexington Court) or the Visitor & Heritage Information Centre (10 Father David Bauer Drive). A limited number of copies are also available for sign-out at Waterloo libraries.
Thumbprint image of the Region of Waterloo's bike map
Region of Waterloo 2021 bike map!
The Region of Waterloo has also updated their bike map for 2021, highlighting public art, scenic historic bridges and the Hydrocut mountain biking trails. It is available online, with print maps available at select locations.
A family wearing bike helmets poses with their bicycles on a forested trail.
Active transportation project updates
Our team has been hard at work improving the trail and cycling network around our city, including:
  • The Transportation Master Plan update was approved in April, and identified some key cycling projects around the city. Some of these projects will be developed over the next year or so, stay tuned! 
  • Stage 2 of the Farmers Market Trail, a multi-use trail along Parkside Drive from the R&T Park ION station to the Northfield Drive ION station, connecting with the region's Stage 1 section from Northfield Drive all the way to the St. Jacob's Farmers Market
  • New multi-use paths on Philip Street between Albert and Columbia Streets, and on Conestogo Road between Northfield Drive and Bauer Place
  • An upgrade to the intersection at Davenport and Lexington Roads that includes bicycle cross-rides
  • Stage 2 of the Walter Bean Trail rehabilitation, from Kaufman Flats to Woolwich Street South
  • Construction of the Laurelwood Multi-use Path from Beaver Creek Road to Fischer-Hallman Road
  • Adding approximately 1.2 kms of sidewalk and multi-use path infill connections, and rehabilitating a number of walkways around the city
  • A number of existing multi-use paths are getting makeovers, with painted centre-lines, signs, and bicycle cross-rides
  • Bike parking at a variety of neighbourhood parks
  • Wayfinding signs along our trails
A tall blue metal box with an open front and metal bike tools hanging from chains inside
Did you know? Bike fix it station!
The City of Waterloo has two bike fix it stations in Uptown Waterloo. One is with the bike parking on the ground floor of the uptown parkade. The other is at the bike parking shelter on Caroline Street near the Willis Way ION station.

The fix it stations have bike tools and an air pump that can be used. There are also additional air pump stations at the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex and City Hall.
Image showing a crossing guard assisting pedestrians and people walking bikes to cross the street while cars wait in the background.
Crossing guards wanted
Students need to get to school safely, and we need crossing guards to help make that happen. This is great paid, part-time work. If you love to be outdoors, are reliable and dependable, and would like to help students get to school safely, we’d love you to join our team of crossing guards. Apply online or call us at 519-886-2310.
Bicycle events
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