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Man mountain bikingThe Bicycle Use Master Plan (BUMP) is a statement of the City of Windsor's commitment to develop a visible and connected cycling network that is easily accessible, safe and actively used by all types of cyclists. The Plan emphasizes integrating, enhancing and expanding Windsor's existing on- and off-road cycling network, facilitating the use of bicycles for commuting, leisure and tourism, and providing a genuine transportation alternative to the use of motor vehicles. BUMP also focuses on topics such as cycling awareness and education, the cycling-transit link, and end-of-trip facilities.

Under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process, the implementation of bicycle paths or bicycle lanes within the existing right-of-way are considered pre-approved projects with public notification (Schedule A+ project). Public notification methods may vary and are project specific. A list of these projects is available on the Completed Environmental Assessments page.

News and Upcoming Events

Bike to Fireworks 2018

  • Bike to Fireworks logoBeat the traffic and ride your bicycle downtown to see the spectacular fireworks over the Detroit River on Monday, June 25, 2018.
  • To make Active Transportation the obvious choice, the Windsor Bicycling Committee will provide valet bike parking service just minutes from the Riverfront and Festival Plaza.
  • Beginning at 7:30 p.m. you can bring your bike to Charles Clark Square (University Avenue East, across from City Hall) and lock it up safely in the WBC’s valet bike parking corral. Volunteers from the committee will be on hand all evening, watching the bikes and ensuring their safety.
  • Cyclists are asked to bring a lock for their bike, as the volunteers will use the lock to keep your bike even safer while they watch over it. Each rider will receive a ticket to hold onto during the evening; you’ll have to return this ticket in order to retrieve your bike. This free service will be available for everyone from 7:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
  • Bike safety literature and Windsor bike trail maps will also be available.
  • Remember to wear your helmet and light-coloured clothing, and don’t forget to put lights on your bikes for the ride home after the fireworks.
  • More information can be found on the Facebook Event Page, or by calling 3-1-1.
Location: Charles Clark Square, 215 Chatham Street East, Windsor, Ontario


Canada 150 Cycling Route Map

To celebrate Canada 150, why not hop on your bike and experience the call of the outdoors as you pedal through our peninsula, where you can cycle from Windsor’s stunning riverfront to the southernmost National Park – Leamington’s Point Pelee (where admission is free all year) to the trenches and barracks at Amherstburg’s Fort Malden National Historic Site of Canada (with free admission all year as well).

Woman and child on a cycle pathThis newly designed Canada 150 Cycling Map provides an overview of the trails used to navigate, alongside 5 insets, all for easy browsing online or to print out. From the newly completed Herb Gray Parkway Trail to the Chrysler Canada Greenway and Cypher Systems Group Greenway Trails, we have got you covered! 

Businesses which have been certified as being cycle-friendly (via Transportation Options “Ontario By Bike”) are also listed on the maps.

Visit Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island's Hub to celebrate Canada's 150th in Windsor Essex for more celebrate Canada's 150th in Windsor Essex for more information.​

Bike or Hike logoWDBA Announces Cyclists and Pedestrians to be Permitted on Gordie Howe International Bridge

The official news release is available on the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) website.

Bicycle Registry

Windsor Police has created a bicycle registration to help protect bicycles owned by residents of Windsor and the surrounding area, especially citizens that commute to Windsor by bicycle. This program will increase the chances of having your bicycle returned to you if it is lost or stolen.

Please visit the Windsor Police Bicycle Registry page for more information and to register your bike or e-bike today!

Tap Water Refilling Stations

The City of Windsor is working with the Blue W Program to identify local businesses and public facilities that will refill your reusable bottle with tap water, free of charge.

Finding a Blue W location is easy:

  • Look for the Blue W sign posted in storefronts; or
  • Go to and use the mapping tool (computers and smart phones supported). Upon entering your location details, the three closest Blue W sites will appear.

Bicycle Friendly Communities Bronze Award

Bicycle Friendly Communities Bronze MedalThe City of Windsor received an inaugural Bicycle Friendly Communities Bronze Award from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition (SRCC) in 2011. View the Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Communities Award. In 2015 the City of Windsor renewed their Bronze Level designation.

Bike Locker Rentals

Monthly rentals are available at the Pelissier Street parking garage. See the Bike Locker Rental Poster for more information.

Transportation Planning Division
1266 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 3M7
Hours of Operation: 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6248.

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