In accordance with TriTAG’s Complete Streets philosophy, sidewalks should be built on all new roads, on both sides.

TriTAG believes:

  • Where sidewalks do not exist, they should be added.
  • Sidewalks should be of adequate size, i.e. those in well-travelled areas should be larger to accomodate more people.
  • Sidewalks should be in good repair, should have good water drainage, and should be walkable in winter.
  • Streetlight and utility poles should not be placed in the middle of sidewalks.

Missing Sidewalks

As documented in Kitchener-Waterloo by TriTAG member Michael Druker, many major roads in the Region of Waterloo lack sidewalks.

Critical Segments

  • Hespeler Road across the 401 is missing sidewalks. This makes it inordinately difficult to travel the very short distance between SmartCentres Cambridge (the location of an iXpress stop) and the Hespeler Bus Terminal.
  • Seagram Drive between the University of Waterloo and Waterloo Park lacks sidewalks and contains a blind corner for motorists.
  • Westmount Road along the west edge of the University of Waterloo campus also lacks sidewalks, despite being the point of entry for the University’s affiliated colleges.
  • Fischer-Hallman Road across the Conestoga Parkway lacks sidewalks, making it difficult for pedestrians to travel across the highway.
  • Victoria Street North in Kitchener is missing sidewalks in many places, and was the site of a recent fatality.

Other Important Roads Lacking Sidewalks

  • Fischer-Hallman Rd, Kitchener and Waterloo
  • Fairway Rd, Kitchener
  • Homer Watson Rd, Kitchener
  • Manitou Dr, Kitchener
  • Northfield Dr, Waterloo
  • Lackner Blvd, Kitchener
  • Bridge St, Waterloo
  • Bleams Rd, Kitchener
  • Park St, Kitchener