The new South York Greenway is a cycling, pedestrian and micromobility (e-bike, electric scooter and electric skateboard) route that is more than 50 kilometres long.
The South York Greenway active transportation route could span the entire west to east limits of York Region.
Join the project team on Thursday, April 7th, at 7 p.m. for the second virtual meeting. We will share a project updated and present the proposed route.
About the Project
The new South York Greenway cycling, pedestrian and micromobility (e-bike, electric scooter and electric skateboard) route will span more than 50 kilometres for recreational and commuter active transportation. The route will connect York Region’s western and eastern borders from the City of Vaughan, to the City of Richmond Hill and the City of Markham. Once completed, it will be a significant active transportation connection to major mobility hubs, Region-wide trails and other key destinations such as the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre, Richmond Hill Centre and Markham Centre. This project will form a vital part of York Region’s active transportation network and support local municipal active transportation initiatives.
The concept for the South York Greenway cycling, pedestrian and micromobility route was initially identified in York Region’s 2008 Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan and was later incorporated as part of the 2016 Transportation Master Plan. It has also been included in Regional and local stakeholder plans and strategies. The route will form a major active transportation spine, within the vicinity of the 407 Hydro Corridor. It will connect to existing active transportation routes and communities as much as possible.
York Region is in the process of completing a Feasibility Study for the South York Greenway which will identify a preferred route, potential connections, preliminary design features, cost estimates and how the South York Greenway will be implemented across the Region.
Leveraging and building on input from our citizens, local municipalities, and Regional and Provincial stakeholders, York Region will provide the most feasible option for this more than 50 kilometre active transportation route.
What this means for you
York Region is committed to working with its citizens and other stakeholders to ensure that everyone is informed about the key components of the project, including goals, objectives, outcomes and significant milestones. The South York Greenway, cycling, pedestrian and micromobility route will have a positive impact on the way you live and move around the Region. That’s why we want to hear from you, to better understand local opportunities, community priorities and expectations for the project.