The 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 Work 2018
- Windsor’s and now Essex County’s annual Bike to Work Day is May 28, 2018.
- Windsor Bicycling Committee (WBC) is partnering with Bike Windsor Essex for a bigger and better Bike to Work Day than ever.
- Five rides from five neighbourhoods will convene at Jackson Park for 7:20 a.m. and then ride together to the waterfront for a free breakfast at the Bistro At the River (78 Riverside Drive West)
- The first 100 registrants will receive a free event t-shirt. Bring your receipt to the ride (to be eligible, you must RSVP online and attend the event in person with your receipt).
- RSVP on the event page.
- Totten Street Bike Lane Proposal
- Seminole Bike Lane Proposal
- See the Windsor Loop page for information related to the proposed Active Transportation Facilities on Cabana Road (Northway Avenue to Walker Road).
Commuter of the Year
WBC is accepting nominations for the 2018 Commuter of the Year.
If you know a seasoned or new commuter who should be recognised, tell us their story.
The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and commuter package for repairs and accessories, courtesy of our local bike shops.
All entries must include the nominee’s name and e-mail address and a brief write-up (200 words or less) of why they deserve the Bike Commuter of the Year Award. The nominee must live, work or study in Windsor
Contest closes at noon on May 24, and the winner will be announced at the Bike to Work Day breakfast, on May 28, Self-nominations are welcome
Bike to Fireworks 2018
- Beat 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).
This 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 information.to celebrate Canada's 150th in Windsor Essex for more information.
WDBA 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.
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 BlueW.org 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
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
Hours of Operation: 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6248.