Pedestrian Master Plan

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About the project

Walking is a part of everyday life and is an efficient, cost effective and healthy way to travel around Mississauga. The City of Mississauga is developing its first ever Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan will shape how pedestrian connections are designed and implemented across our neighbourhoods, helping to enhance and create safe places for people to walk in Mississauga. The plan will act as a go-to reference for pedestrian infrastructure projects until 2041, supporting the City's commitment to a Vision Zero approach.

The project will:

  • review the City's existing pedestrian network, identifying gaps and opportunities for future infrastructure projects
  • identify key destinations for pedestrians (e.g. transit stops, schools, local amenities etc.)
  • analyse how growth and intensification will impact existing and future pedestrian infrastructure
  • set short, medium and long-term service delivery and project priorities
  • review best practices of pedestrian infrastructure and network design

The Pedestrian Master Plan project is being led by the City of Mississauga. A consultant team led by Urban Systems and supported by Dilion Consulting is providing specialized expertise in active transportation and community engagement.


Have your say

Help us make Mississauga a great place to walk! Get involved and share your thoughts using the tools below.


About the project

Walking is a part of everyday life and is an efficient, cost effective and healthy way to travel around Mississauga. The City of Mississauga is developing its first ever Pedestrian Master Plan. The plan will shape how pedestrian connections are designed and implemented across our neighbourhoods, helping to enhance and create safe places for people to walk in Mississauga. The plan will act as a go-to reference for pedestrian infrastructure projects until 2041, supporting the City's commitment to a Vision Zero approach.

The project will:

  • review the City's existing pedestrian network, identifying gaps and opportunities for future infrastructure projects
  • identify key destinations for pedestrians (e.g. transit stops, schools, local amenities etc.)
  • analyse how growth and intensification will impact existing and future pedestrian infrastructure
  • set short, medium and long-term service delivery and project priorities
  • review best practices of pedestrian infrastructure and network design

The Pedestrian Master Plan project is being led by the City of Mississauga. A consultant team led by Urban Systems and supported by Dilion Consulting is providing specialized expertise in active transportation and community engagement.


Have your say

Help us make Mississauga a great place to walk! Get involved and share your thoughts using the tools below.

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Better signaled intersections. For intersections where there a reasonable amount of pedestrian traffic, have the pedestrian signal come on any time the light turns green (ie. without pressing the button). On other intersections, if the pedestrian signal was not pressed but the light turns green, allow the pedestrian signal to switch to walk if someone presses the button. This just encourages pedestrians to race the light (or otherwise wait for the signal to turn red and then green again). Most important: Have the pedestrian signal turn to walk *before* the green signal - this allows pedestrians to clearly make their intentions and talk the crosswalk before cars try to make right or left turns.

eclose 2 months ago

I wanted to ask 1 question. If the City is planning for future expecting more people walking, bicycling should be banned from side walks. My daughter was hit hard on side walk. Second suggestion is to make registration of bicycle so that owners can be traced.

Sunil Kapoor 2 months ago

Spending for transportation in this order: Cycling, Pedestrian and way down at the bottom of the pile roadways. I love my car but I want my family and I to spend more time out and about going to school, work, shopping with our bikes and legs. I despise seeing so so much money spent on bigger wider faster roadways and so little action on any other options. Suggestion, repair 1 kilometre of road add 2-3 kilometres of sidewalks and cycling infra. What's the lifetime of a typical asphalt paved road, I'm sure it's got to be 1/5th that of sidewalk... seems to me a sidewalk is a better investment.

WL 2 months ago

he pedestrian beg buttons along lakeshore are dehumanizing. Having one side of the road give the walk signal but the other side the hand because I didn't get there in time to press the button on that side of the street makes me feel like a much lesser being for not having wheels. Ban the beg button! So what if cars have to wait a few more minutes. If this plan is serious there will be much more pedestrian activity anyways and the beg buttons will no longer be necessary because the walk signs will be on auto to facilitate safe crossing.

suepriffic 2 months ago

Please consider extending the Lisgar Meadow Brook Trail so that it continues on both sides of the creek the entire length as opposed to switching back and forth, this would allow the opportunity to loop through out the trail to allow for different lengths as well as ease some of the congestion that has arisen due to Covid 19 and people walking/cycling. Also better signage so cyclists yield to pedestrians and ring their bell, there are some hidden parts of the trail and I have almost been hit several times now by cyclists going to fast & not paying attention to pedestrians.

Ikemper 3 months ago

Lots of small, easy things the city can do to improve the pedestrian environment. A few suggestions for Cooksville and beyond::- PEDESTRIAN SCALE LIGHTING: Ensures that pedestrians are visible to motorists and illuminates potential tripping hazards.- PEDESTRIAN SIGNALS: I always see pedestrians dangerously trying to cross Dundas (and other roads) in the middle of the road because the distance between traffic lights is too great. Traffic control signals that provide pedestrians with a protected crossing opportunity midblock by requiring motorists to stop at the signal would greatly improve the pedestrian environment.- SHOPS FRONTING SIDEWALKS: It doesn't matter how good the sidewalks are if pedestrians have to walk across parking lots to get to their destination. New construction along major roads should put parking at the back of the building or underground, not out in front! For example, why on earth did the city authorize construction of ANOTHER strip mall at 3064 Hurontario St? Strip malls (and pigeons) are the Cancer of Cooksville!

Vince from Cooksville 3 months ago

A separate walking lane for cyclists, pls!!!

Joanna from Port Credit 3 months ago

I am very concerned about the safety to pedestrians on mixed use paths with pedestrians and cyclists, especially on the busy paths in lakeside parks. Many cyclists travel in groups and are generally traveling very quickly along the paths. Pedestrians could easily be hit or knocked over by the cyclists. A separate designated lane for cyclists should be established and in busy parks and waterfront paths the cyclists should be required to walk their bike if they don’t follow the designated cycle path.

Kimberly.F 3 months ago

As a daily walker in the Lake Aquatane Park I have seen some very dangerous areas in the path. Some areas have gouged out pieces and generally not the safest walk for some seniors who suffer from lessened balance. A good look would be very worthwhile to improve its safety. Thank you.

treegord 3 months ago

I believe that these days we need a critical plan to deal with pedestrian and cycling safety. In an ideal world i imagine city streets where the cars are our last priority.Pedestrians first, Cyclists second and then cars.It actually works that way in some european towns where cars stop for you any time they see you even looking to cross. I know it is a dream... and will take decades ... but it can be done if we all accept it as necessary!

Mike Kibsey 3 months ago

The planned trail location at Premium way and Dickson rd. will be next to an above ground valve compound that I understand will have a large, high fence. This could pose as a visual obstruction to cars, pedestrians and rollers of all types.

Concerned 3 months ago

Overall in Ward 10, I am happy about the volume of Multi trails and accessible sidewalk areas. I think there needs to be some more education regarding movement and right of way in crowded areas. Mostly, the greatest concern is the habits of drivers in our residential areas. Many are distracted, speeding and far too many are not stopping at Stop Sign intersections, which for me personally has resulted in close calls on several occasions. Perhaps a police enforcement blitz??

Ken R 3 months ago

I have a site specific area of concern regarding the safety of PEDESTRIANS/CYCLISTS with the future construction of a proposed Multi-Use trail at the intersection of Premium Way and Dickson Road. At this intersection there is a very large and imposing "Above Ground Valve Compound" under construction by Trans Northern Pipeline Inc.. The pipes will be transporting Aviation (Jet) Fuel - a highly volatile commodity. There is currently 1 of 2 pipes and valves installed along with an electrical shed immediately next to where this walking/cycle path will be placed. There are a number of concerns for pedestrians/cyclist walking and riding here - According to the Mississauga Cycling Plan of 2018 the standard multi-use trail requires a "bend-in" or "bend-out" when the trail comes to an intersection. At this specific intersection - we have been told by city staff that this would not be possible here due to lack of space. For this reason, there are grave concerns that pedestrians or cyclists will not slow down and simply walk across the intersection. The sight lines for vehicles approaching the intersection from Dickson Road will be obscured because of the compound fencing so close to the trail and corner. Likewise it will also be very difficult for drivers to see pedestrians or cyclists approaching the intersection along Premium Way. At that 3way stop intersection, I assume that it its the responsibility of every pedestrian and cyclist to stop before crossing the Dickson Road portion but I fear that this will not happen, especially as cyclists are riding along a very straight expanse of the pathway before reaching that point. This compound will obscure their ability to see vehicles approaching.The City of Mississauga unanimously passed a resolution on Aug. 5 requesting that Trans Northern Pipelines relocate this compound - to date this is not assured and if it is not moved it poses a severe danger to pedestrians and cyclists.Not only are sight lines obscured for all users of this intersection but if there is ever a fuel leak or explosion here, there will likely be loss of life.I suggest anyone reading this go to look at this intersection and you will recognize why this is of not only concern to me but everyone in this area. I encourage you to please do so and contact your councillor and the mayor.

Forewarned 3 months ago