The City of Guelph received an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) grant to design and build 13 km of protected cycling infrastructure on three major corridors connecting downtown Guelph to surrounding neighbourhoods. Mobycon, working alongside partner Dillon Consulting, was retained to develop and evaluate a total of 12 concept designs and four alternatives for each corridor. The goal: make sure All Ages and Abilities (AAA) cycling solutions could be achieved on each corridor. Community engagement and communications efforts ensured designs were reflective of public and stakeholder desires.

street render with three traffic lanes, two protected cycling lanes, and two sidewalks

Mobycon used the easy-to-understand and visually appealing web-based design software Remix to share the concept designs. First, a digital representation of the existing conditions along each corridor was created. From there, design alternatives could be developed efficiently. A protected cycle lane, multi-use path, and cycle track option were developed for each corridor, applying national and international design best practices. Emerging cycling designs, landscaping, surface utilities, property, and operational impacts were also taken into consideration. The final concept designs will be used to inform the Environmental Assessment studies, detailed design, and construction over the next 10 years.