Biking on the ninth - exploring the western edge of Mississauga
By Rahul Mehta, Founder, Sustainable Mississauga
Ninth Line is the western-most road in Mississauga. Beyond the suburban edge of the city, it was lush farmland and rural housing as far as the eye could see - but this is not the case anymore. What was once the border between neighbouring Halton Region is now the final frontier in Mississauga for major new development, conservation projects and transit infrastructure yet to come.
Join Sustainable Mississauga on a bike ride along this rapidly changing boundary of the city, as we examine how the developments are meeting or missing the mark when it comes to the challenges of affordability, environmental sustainability and connectivity. This ride will have several stops along the way to pause and explore projects already underway as well as those in the works.
We encourage members of the community to bring their stories and perspectives of the area! Maps and visuals will be on hand to examine these changes more closely, and compare and contrast along the ride to what we see to our east - the established suburban form of Mississauga.
This bike ride will be a loop starting and ending at Winston Churchill Station, currently the western-most station for the Mississauga Transitway. Our ride will be roughly 20km in length, riding through local streets and trails until Eglinton and Ninth Line, before a tight loop riding straight up Ninth Line, East on Argentia Road and South on trails just East of Ninth Line.
All of this ride will be on paved surfaces, with about half on-road (shared with vehicles or a painted bike lane) and half on local multi-use trails. Traffic volumes should be low and we will keep a slower pace as a group. With ride length and infrastructure conditions in mind, please plan accordingly. We encourage everyone to bring a reusable water bottle and some snacks - we will also stop at a water filling in the first half of the ride.
Walk Start Location: Winston Churchill Station (Mississauga, ON L5M 7R4). Look for the Jane's Walk sign and bright orange jacket!
Nearest Public Transit: Our start may be your transit end! Several local and regional transit options available (bike racks on the front of the bus!) to this station!
Walk End Location: Winston Churchill Station (Mississauga, ON L5M 7R4)
Sunday, May 8
Theme: Environment, Health & Wellness, Transit or Accessibility
Accessibility: Speaker or Amplification, Loud Noises, Bike Only, Breaks Offered
Maximum of 20 participants for this ride. Click here to register.
Physical distancing is encouraged at all times. Well-fitting masks are recommended to be worn during all stops between riding. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer will be made available to anyone who needs it.