North Oakville Trails Plan
As part of Vision 2057, the Town of Oakville is reviewing its North Oakville Trails Plan, a unique trail system designed specifically for the New Communities of Oakville, located north of Dundas Street (407 West, Sixteen Hollow, Glenorchy, and Joshua’s Meadows).
Trails are an essential part of North Oakville to link the new communities, reduce reliance on roads, encourage walking and cycling, provide for a healthy community, and control access into the Natural Heritage System (a preserved green space of over 900 hectares). The hierarchy of trails includes multi-use trails, major trails and minor trails, as well as a network of on-road cycle lanes and bike routes.
All trails will be built into the communities over time.
Public information meeting
A public information meeting was held on October 25, 2012 to provide residents an opportunity to review the draft plan and provide feedback before it is presented to Council for approval. Open the presentation and related maps below.
- North Oakville Trails Plan Presentation (pdf, 2 MB)
- North Oakville Natural Heritage System (pdf, 5 MB)
- Proposed North Oakville Trails Plan (pdf, 5 MB)
- Notes - Public Information Meeting (pdf, 138 kB)
- off road (within boulevard), hard surfaced trails, typically three metres wide
- intended for shared use by pedestrians, cyclists, in-line skaters, etc.
- are accessible for all including people using wheelchairs, scooters, walkers
- allows for year round maintenance
- provides access to adjacent neighbourhoods as north-south and east-west corridor connections
- forms part of the Active Transportation Master Plan network
- off road, soft-surfaced compact trails, through natural areas, open space corridors, typically 2.4 metres wide
- intended for lower pedestrian and cyclist volumes for recreational use
- typically seasonal use, not intended to receive winter maintenance
- provides secondary access to primary Active Transportation Master Plan network
- off road, soft-surfaced materials, through natural areas and valley systems, typically 1-2 metres wide
- intended for low pedestrian and cyclist volumes for passive recreational use
- seasonal use, does not receive winter maintenance
- provides enhanced circulation and improves access to major trail network
A Council sub-committee was established for the purpose of hearing presentations and receiving comments on trails within the Natural Heritage System specific to the elements such as
- location and purpose of the trails within the NHS
- width of the trails and surface treatment
- ensuring that trails have minimal impact on the NHS, while recognizing that trails are intended to control access into the NHS
- maintenance of the trails.
For more information
Sustainable Transportation Program Coordinator
Town of Oakville