|Trail:||Paved sidewalk path|
|Connections:||Mississauga East and West|
Port Credit to QEW
The Hurontario is a paved cycle path and runs on the east side of Highway 10 or Hurontario street from Port Credit in the south to the QEW. It is a broad shared pedestrian sidewalk with few intersections but many commercial building driveway entrances. It is certainly safer than riding on the street although you have to be very careful when crossing streets, driveways, and bus stops. Because it lacks any signs declaring it a cycle path, motorists are oblivious to a potential hazard when exiting (sometimes with obstructed views) onto the highway. This cycle path has many of the ingredients for cycling accidents. I would not recommend a child try this route without first picking up some defensive driving skills from an adult and for the adults, look and be prepared to stop suddenly.
At Port Credit where it joins the Mississauga West Waterfront trail and Hurontario St it heads north, under the Port Credit Go station railway tracks straight north to the end of the path QEW service road. Before the QEW over pass, you turn east on the south service road just past the OPP station and use the pedestrian tunnel to go under the highway and continue north. Did you know you are cyclying under Canada's first clover leaf overpass? Hurontario's old name was Center Road (and QEW was Middle Road)? Read here for more history of Highway 10.
An alternate on-road route that I often take is to go north from the Adamson Estate to Lakeshore rd. Head west to the first light at Shaw drive and. turn right. Go up Shaw drive and turn left on Revus Ave to cross the train tracks. From there I continue north on Mineola until it curves west and intersects with Broadmore. Broadmore will take you north to the service road at the QEW just east of the pedestrian tunnel.
Also, from Port Credit, you can head north on Stavebank to the QEW and head east to cross Hurontario and enter the pedestrian tunnel.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. Trail descriptions are provided as public information only. The author assumes no responsibility for damages or injuries that may occur to person or property as a result of biking or otherwise using the trails described herein. The author also assumes no responsibility for any damages or injuries to person or property caused by any person biking or otherwise using the trails described herein. Ride at your own risk. Pictures and web site is copyright 2004,2005