The County...on the Move! PEC's Transportation Master Plan & Cycling Master Plan

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Thank you for your participation!

On Thursday, August 27 we held our first public input session for the Transportation Master Plan. Two meetings were held (afternoon and evening) which included an introductory presentation followed by a discussion with members of the project team. Also included were a set of interactive display boards such as existing conditions mapping for review and commentary.

Thank you for those who were able to attend the sessions. A copy of the powerpoint presentation is available in the documents section of the project page and a recording of one of the sessions is included should you wish to "hear" the presentation that was given and some of the questions that were asked!


For more information about the Transportation Master Plan and Cycling Master Plan please review the FAQ's below.

Thank you for your participation!

On Thursday, August 27 we held our first public input session for the Transportation Master Plan. Two meetings were held (afternoon and evening) which included an introductory presentation followed by a discussion with members of the project team. Also included were a set of interactive display boards such as existing conditions mapping for review and commentary.

Thank you for those who were able to attend the sessions. A copy of the powerpoint presentation is available in the documents section of the project page and a recording of one of the sessions is included should you wish to "hear" the presentation that was given and some of the questions that were asked!


For more information about the Transportation Master Plan and Cycling Master Plan please review the FAQ's below.

What is the Cycling Master Plan? 

The creation of Prince Edward County’s Cycling Master Plan was approved by Council in 2019. The Plan as proposed imagines a future for Prince Edward County where trails and cycling routes are well connected, and where cycling provides a viable transportation option for residents and visitors alike. The Cycling Master Plan aims to identify ways to better connect the County’s existing trails with key destinations in the community and develop several policies and programs to support and encourage cycling. 

How can I participate? 

There are many ways to participateJoin the conversation here by registering on this site and engaging with our online tools throughout the projectTake our online survey. And/or attend one of our public meetings.  We look forward to hearing what you have to say! 

When will the project be completed? 

The Cycling Master Plan will be completed by the end of 2020. 

What parts of the municipality will the project look at? 

The Cycling Master Plan is a plan for all of Prince Edward County.  The goal of this project is to expand Prince Edward County’s cycling network to all corners of the Countyproviding safe and accessible options for cycling in both the rural and urban areas all across the municipality. 

Who is this project for? 

Prince Edward County’s Cycling Master Plan is a project for everyone.  By coming together to create a bicycle-friendly future for Prince Edward Countywe are working to provide options for healthy, active living and more ways for people to move so they don't have to drive.  This benefits everyone in our communities by helping to reduce trafficsave money, improve local air quality, support local economies and makes travel easier and safer for those who can’t drive, especially children. 

What can cycling do for Prince Edward County? 

By developing a bicycle friendly Countywe are working toward providing more transportation options to Prince Edward County residents and creating important facilities for recreation and exerciseCycling supports active lifestyles, improves physical and mental healthprotects our environment and is fun!  Building bicycle friendly neighbourhoods that encourage more people to use bicycles may also contribute to our community’s prosperity by reducing traffic congestion, reducing transportation and health costscontributing to vibrant neighbourhoods and encouraging spending at nearby local businesses. As our County’s population continues to growespecially in our urban areas, cycling can provide a quick, reliable alternative to drivinghelping to reduce traffic and improve community cohesion within the County. 

How is the Cycling Master Plan funded?

80% of the funding for the project is from the Province through a grant called the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program, and the remaining 20% is provided through the County's budget.

Cycling Master Plan FAQ & Comments

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    I'm excited by a Cycling master plan and live on Loyalist Parkway between Bloomfield and Sandy Hook. The road bend on Main Street as it turns back to Loyalist just East of Bloomfield has a 150 metre stretch which is blind for drivers and does not have paved space for cyclists - it seems to be a dangerous little stretch. Signs which remind drivers the county is a wonderful Cycling destination would keep drivers (full time residents and tourists alike) reminded to drive cautiously. I am in full support of investment in a bike friendly County!

    Joshua LINDE asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. We will review this area as part of our network development.

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    I just looked at your map. The Touring routes (blue) suggest you are not considering dedicated bike lanes on county roads 10, 11, 12, and 18. This, in my opinion, is an oversight. Dedicated bike lanes on each of these roads would help make PEC an international destination for biking.

    Graham Churchill asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. We will review these routes as part of our network development.

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    Prince Edward County has so much potential as a tourist destination, but it currently falls short. It has great beaches, wineries, cute towns, and some good restaurants. Cycling is one of those areas that could be dramatically improved. The roads (mostly with gravel shoulders) are simply unsafe for bikes and the roads that are suitable are typically gravel roads that are hard on bike tires and which increase accidents. My wish is that there was a seamless bicycling path that went around both East Lake and West Lake that joined them together both to one another and the Sandbanks. A set of bike paths like that could make PEC an international biking destination.

    Graham Churchill asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. We will review this opportunity as part of network development.

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    Is it possible to put more cycling lanes in the County?

    Lenna asked 3 months ago

    The Cycling Master Plan will be a long-term infrastructure vision with an implementation plan that prioritizes improvements in key locations.

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    I love the idea of a master cycling plan. It cannot come soon enough. I would definitely bike a lot more if there were better trails to do so. With all the traffic lately, I am afraid to ride my bike on the roads around the County. Biking is a great way to exercise for both young and old alike. Please make this a reality soon.

    Sandra Ehrenreich asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback.

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    Is it possible to have trails wide enough to pass safely. Wild parsnip is growing out on trails and causing a problem with trying not to touch it.

    Ann Lafave asked 3 months ago

    Yes, the minimum recommended width of for a multi-use trail depends on the number and mix of users, but is typically 3.0m in Ontario. A trail maintenance policy will also be reviewed.

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    Will the CMP address cycling as source of low-impact tourism?

    Gary Mooney asked 3 months ago

    Cycling tourism will be considered as part of the study. The County currently has a Tourism Master Plan underway that will also review cycling opportunities. 

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    Have you checked with other places that have large trails . Such as Duniden Florida,along the canal below Lake Ontario...just thinking !

    James Ward asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your suggestion. Yes, we have completed other similar studies in nearby places like Kingston and Quinte West, as well as larger municipalities such as Ottawa. We will consider expansion and improvement of the Millennium trail as part of this study.

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    I'm wondering if it's possible to put cycling lanes along cty rd. #12 and # 2. The traffic heading towards the beach areas is very heavy at times.

    Lenna asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. We will review your route suggests as part of the cycling network development.

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    Will the current cycling dead-end of the Millenium Trail, at the Picton LCBO, be the beginning of a connected series of bike lanes to lead folks through town? Suggestion: Along West Mary to Ferguson, right onto Jackson Lane, then split: either down the existing lane to Delhi, or toward town: behind the United Church, right on Mary, then onto Mary then left on Elizabeth and across to join the bike lane on King St.? OR- West Mary to Ontario, left through Rotary Park then connect along the upper portion of Glenwood past the Dog Park? Thanks.

    vdetour asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback. We will review your route suggests as part of the cycling network development.