Active Transportation


The City of Orillia Active Transportation Plan was adopted in principle in July 2012 and is the City's long-term strategy for active transportation.

What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered transportation.  This may include:

  • Walking Man on Bike
  • Cycling
  • Using a wheelchair
  • In-line skating
  • Skateboarding
  • Jogging / Hiking

There are many ways to engage in active transportation, whether it is walking to the bus stop or cycling to work or school.

Why is Active Transportation Important?

Active transportation is being increasingly recognized as an important means of achieving environmental, economic and human health related benefits.  The objective of the plan is to provide guidance for creating new opportunities for City residents to reduce our dependence on motor vehicles for short distance travel as well as enhance opportunities for leisure and recreational pursuits.

What Does The Plan Include?

  • The plan identifies an active transportation network that builds upon the City's existing trails and active transportation facilities.
  • An Implementation Plan for the actions recommended in the short, medium, and long term with respect to implementing the proposed active transportation network.
  • Design standards and guidelines, maintenance and operational guidelines, and educational/promotional guidelines.

View the City of Orillia's Active Transportation Plan

The City of Orillia has an Active Transportation Committee made up of 11 members; 1 member of Council, 1 representative from the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, and 9 local volunteer members.  This City Committee is dedicated to working with Council and Staff to provide advice and assistance as the City works to implement the recommendations contained in the Active Transportation Plan. 

Granddad and granddaughter with bicycle