Cycling is an excellent form of physical activity that also provides convenient, affordable and sustainable transportation. Regular physical activity is known to have positive impacts on our health, such as helping to prevent and treat health conditions, relieving stress and tension and assisting in maintaining a healthy body weight. Choosing cycling (or walking, running, in-line skating, skateboarding, scootering, etc.) as your mode of transportation also helps reduce traffic congestion and emissions and can improve mental health and provide positive economical impacts on personal lives as well as the community.
The City is committed to enhancing our cycling network and connecting communities by active transportation. Whether you plan to visit one of Windsor's beautiful Parks, explore tourism attractions (Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island), or make future plans to explore Ontario by Bike, always remember safety first – wear a helmet and brightly coloured clothing, use bicycle bells and lights, and follow the rules of the road. For cycling safety tips, check out the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) cycling safety guide.
To incorporate Transit Windsor bus service into your cycling commute, visit Transit Windsor.
Walk Wheel Windsor
The Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP), Walk Wheel Windsor, provides a vision along with policies and actions to guide the development of a well-connected and attractive active transportation network over the next 20 years that is safe, convenient and user-friendly for people of all ages and abilities and all modes of active transportation. Visit WalkWheelWindsor for the report and updates.
Parks, Trails & Recreation Map
Each year, Transportation Planning Services offers free citywide maps to help locate our existing cycling facilities, parks, public bike repair service stations, transit connections, dog parks, spray pads and more. This year, our Parks, Trails & Recreation Map is available for pickup at local bike shops. For questions, comments, or to have the maps distributed at an event or location, please contract Transportation Planning Services.
Parks, Trails & Recreation Map (Map Only)
Bird Canada Inc. E-Scooter and E-Bike Share Program
Bird Canada Inc. is providing an e-scooter and e-bike rental service throughout the city between April and October.
Cyclists and Pedestrians to be Permitted on Gordie Howe International Bridge
See the official news release: Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) Announces Cyclists and Pedestrians to be Permitted on Gordie Howe International Bridge.
Windsor Police Service 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.
Bike Locker Rentals
Bike lockers are available for rent inside Parking Garage #2 located at Park Street West and Pelissier Street. The cost is $10 per month.
Surveillance cameras are monitored 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday (holidays excepted).
To rent a bike locker, please contact the Parking Permit Coordinator at 519-255-6247 or in person at 1266 McDougall Street.
Bike racks are also provided on the ground floor free of charge. Bring your own bike lock.
Bicycle Friendly Communities Bronze Award
The 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 and 2019, the City of Windsor renewed their Bronze Level designation.
Transportation Planning Division
350 City Hall Square West, Suite 320
Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9A 7K6
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (holidays excepted)