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WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? Vaughan installs 4.5-km bike paths on Clark Avenue

Road and transit improvements will take place until July 2021
June 22, 2020
Dina Al-Shibeeb

Vaughan has recently said that it’s installing 4.5 kilometres of bike paths on each side of Clark Avenue between Jason Street/David Lewis Drive and Yonge Street.


Bicycle riders will be able to reach local destinations in a way that is practical, economical, fun and gentle on the environment. It will also further connect those who live, work and play within the Thornhill area.

The Clark Avenue Bike Path Project, managed by the City’s Infrastructure Development portfolio, will build on the bike paths recently completed along Bathurst and Centre streets as part of the vivaNext rapid transit.

At the western limit, the bike paths will connect to one of the city’s major trail systems, the Bartley Smith Greenway, which will form part of the future Vaughan Super Trail. At the eastern limit, the bike paths will connect to the Yonge/Steeles intensification corridor and future subway extension.

The paths will also include transit stop and intersection improvements as well as road rehabilitation and resurfacing to help pedestrians, bike riders and motorists get around comfortably.

A portion of this work is being completed on behalf of York Region Transit at the New Westminster Drive, Bathurst Street and Hilda Avenue intersections to accommodate a future VIVA Orange Route expansion.

Construction of these bike paths, road and transit improvements will take place from June 2020 to July 2021. For more information and project timelines, visit

Once complete, the paths will also provide connections between the existing Bartley Smith Greenway Trail system and the Dufferin Street bike lanes to Yonge Street facilities and rapid transit.