The Greater Niagara Circle Route and its paved Multi use Trail is open for use by walkers, roller bladders , cyclists and wheelchairs operators, even electric scooters. No motorcycles, ATVs or gas motor assisted vehicles.
Niagara Cycling Tourism has current information on the Circle route and Bicycle tourism opportunities
The GNCR is complete full circle , Lake to Lake , Falls to Flight Locks ,
The section of Lakeshore Road between Niagara on the Lake and St.Catharines is not really bike friendly or walker friendly. There is a large portion that has no bike lanes and would need serious widening to get bike lanes.
The job is not done yet. The Toronto symphony’s Project Niagara offered the potential for much bigger widening project on that part of Lakeshore so the Bike lanes project was stalled for a while.
Rebuilding Lakeshore Road with
Bike Lanes will be a priority for the Greater Niagara Circle Route Committee this term. The EA for this work had begun a few years ago, and should be restarted now that the Project Niagara is not going ahead.
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Region approves ferry funding
A round of applause erupted in regional council chambers Thursday night after funding was approved to buoy Port Robinson ferry.
Local residents and users groups filled the gallery, as they have at several other meetings where the ferry service has been discussed, to find out the fate of its operation.
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The East Pier “ George Nicholson” extension of the GNCR was opened in 2010. The City of St.Catharines managed the construction and planning of this stone dust trail from Jones Beach Park to the very end of the pier and its Light house. There is a fabulous view of Canal, the Lake, and you can see both the CN Tower in Toronto and the Casino Tower in Niagara Falls from that same spot.
The construction was paid for by the Region, with resources carefully managed by Senior Planner George Nicholson. We couldn’t have done it without George. And we couldn’t have done it without Stewart Green of City Parks and the support of Ward Councillor Bill Phillips and Dawn Dodge and the entire City Council. The trail will be maintained by the City.
The new signs on the trail at Ansell Park Lock One show the extension and how to get there. It is a spectacular addition to the Greater Niagara Circle route worth visiting by foot or bicycle.
The East Side Trail
The Wild side, this trail is an unimproved single track trail on the East Side of the Welland Canal. It runs from Regional Road 20 south to 2nd Concession in Port Colborne.