Mississauga’s Active Travel Options Help Residents Stay Safe During COVID-19
The City of Mississauga invested federal Gas Tax funds in a range of active transportation options that make it easier to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City approved an Active Transportation COVID-19 Recovery Framework in the summer of 2020 and introduced limits on vehicle traffic through local neighbourhoods, and 17.9 km of proposed separated and on-road bike lanes on accelerated timelines.
Throughout the spring, the City installed temporary active transportation lanes to give local pedestrians and cyclists more space to practice physical distancing. The framework allows for the introduction of more short-term options in the form of ‘Quiet Streets’, which temporarily limit vehicle traffic to local traffic only and provide more space for cyclists, walkers and runners to safely and comfortably use the road.
Locations for the new cycle lanes were also chosen to help fill gaps in Mississauga’s existing cycling network.