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Shift Gears (Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan)


Shift Gears is a Richmond Hill sustainable transportation initiative that promotes active modes of transportation like cycling & walking.
We are a proud walk friendly and bicycle friendly community.


Richmond Hill Cycling Map - 10 MB [PDF]

York Region Cycling Map

York Cycling

Richmond Hill Pedestrian Cycling Master Plan [PDF]

Smart Commute

Cycling Skills Guide

Cycling Safety

Bicycle Safety Checklist & Tune-up Tips

Shift Gears Launch Photo Gallery


Parks & Trails Guide (Map) [PDF]



YRT/Viva Park, Bike 'n' Ride

GO Transit - Leave Your Car at Home


Active & Safe Routes to School
Image: walk and bike friendly community logosAs part of our commitment to building stronger connections in Richmond Hill, we're implementing our Pedestrian & Cycling Master Plan. It is intended to guide the development of a long term, on and off-road commuter and recreational cycling and trail network in Richmond Hill.

Richmond Hill's Cycling Network

There are approximately 90 km of signed only bike routes; 57 km of signed bike routes with edge line or “sharrows”, and 13 km of bike lanes in both residential neighbourhoods and business parks throughout the town. It’s all part of the plan to create a safe, convenient, continuous and connected pedestrian and cycling network in Richmond Hill. 

Whether you're an avid cyclist, a commuter or simply enjoying healthy family time, you're encouraged  to take advantage of stronger connections in Richmond Hill. You’ll also reap the many rewards that active transportation provides.

Cycling in Richmond Hill is Easier Than Ever! 

The Richmond Hill Cycling Map has everything you need to plan your route. The map features bike lanes, paved shoulders, shared roadways and multi-use trails; safe cycling tips; bike parking and bike locker information; common cycling signs and road markings in Richmond Hill, and more!

The cycling map is available at the link below. Hard copies are also available at Richmond Hill's main Municipal Offices, the Operations Centre, all Town community centres and libraries.

Richmond Hill Cycling Map [PDF]

Secure bike locker at Bayview Hill Community CentreSecure Bike Parking at Town Facilities
Richmond Hill provides bicycle lockers for facility users free of charge! Bicycle lockers can be found at the following locations:

  • Bayview Hill Community Centre
  • Richvale Community Centre
  • Rouge Woods Community Centre
  • The Wave Pool
  • Ed Sackfield Arena
  • Central Library
  • Operations Centre

    Bicycle lockers are for cycling gear only. Users are encouraged to bring their own lock, as they are not provided by the Town.

    FREE Bicycle Valet Parking at Mill Pond Concerts in the Park
    Free bicycle valet parking is available at all Thursday evening Mill Pond concerts. Similar to a coat check, a bicycle valet provides a secure location for you to store your bike during the event. Simply bring your bike to the valet area (behind the gazebo at Mill Pond Park), sign it in, receive a numbered tag and head off to the concert.

    Bicycle Valet Parking FAQ's [PDF]

    What are the benefits of cycling?

  • It's great exercise! Being active is not only great for your physical health, it's great for your emotional well being, too.
  • It can save you money! Riding your bike instead of taking your car can save you money on the cost of fuel and parking.
  • It's great for the environment! Cycling is an energy-efficient, non-polluting mode of travel.
  • It's fun! Whether you're out for a leisurely ride on your own or spending time with family and friends, cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors.

    The second phase of our Pedestrian Cycling Master Plan will include the construction of a total of 155.6 km of sidewalk over the next 25 years, along with an additional 19 km of new or refurbished trails.

    For more information, call 905-771-8800.  
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