If you live in a neighbourhood with no sidewalks, you can request that the City consider your area for the annual New Sidewalk Program. Each year, the City identifies high-priority areas and develops a sidewalk plan.
Sidewalks make communities more accessible for everyone, regardless of age or ability.
New sidewalks encourage exercise and help support different ways to travel by giving pedestrians the opportunity to explore their neighbourhoods safely.
Selecting areas for new sidewalks
Priority for building new sidewalks is based on factors including:
- daily vehicle and pedestrian traffic
- walking alternatives, apart from the road
- proximity to a school or senior’s facility
- connections to transit
Please keep in mind that this program is not the only way for a new sidewalk to be constructed. The City also builds sidewalks as part of road construction projects.