November 2, 2020
Update: In response to feedback from the neighbourhood, Active Transportation Planning Project Manager, Darren Kropf has provided an updated FAQ document regarding Margaret Avenue which includes three additional options for the alignment of the Multi-Use Trail along Margaret Avenue.
October 31, 2020
Update: Active Transportation Planning (City of Kitchener) is proposing a Multi-Use Trail (MUP) along Margaret and Otto, between Victoria and Frederick, as part of a downtown cycling grid. Details are available at https://www.engagewr.ca/downtown-cycling-grid where you are welcome to register and participate via a survey (open until November 11th), or at two upcoming Virtual Open Houses on November 3rd and 4th. Neighbourhood-specific information is available at https://www.engagewr.ca/…/margaret-avenue-multi-use-trail and Pages 11, 12, 22 and 23 of https://www.engagewr.ca/16695/widgets/65742/documents/39880.
Thank you! to Active Transportation Planning Project Manager, Darren Kropf, for developing a set of Frequently Asked Questions with us, in advance of the Virtual Open House sessions.
Please note that some revisions of the plan are already in the works. The pages 11, 12, 22 and 23 above are being revised. They do not yet show the reduced impact on the front yards of 9-55 Margaret Ave and 108 Queen St N as discussed in the FAQ.
Further design change is also being considered in light of the cancellation of Avenue M (the development at 30-40 Margaret Avenue).
October 18, 2020
Original Post: The City of Kitchener’s strategic plan includes the construction of a continuous and protected cycling grid that connects adjacent neighbourhoods to the downtown. The grid is designed to target all ages and abilities of people who would like to bike more often but currently don’t feel safe riding downtown.
Following consultation of more than 4,000 people through the strategic plan and Cycling and Trails Master Plan, a final round of consultation is currently underway. Several streets are included in the grid, including Margaret Avenue and more. The grid connects to popular trails like the Spur Line Trail, Iron Horse Trail and the Great Trail, providing a new, safe and convenient way for people to access all that downtown has to offer.
See the proposed designs and share your feedback at https://www.engagewr.ca/downtown-cycling-grid