April 20, 2016 – Ontario is helping 37 municipalities build new, or improve existing, cycling infrastructure through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program. Last year, Ontario announced $10 million to help municipalities across the province invest in cycling infrastructure and improve cycling safety. Ontario is now allocating the funding that is being used by municipalities to install or improve on-road cycling lanes, off-road cycling and walking paths, cycling-specific traffic signals and signs, active transportation bridges and bike racks.#CycleON: Ontario’s Cycling Strategy, the government’s 20-year vision to encourage the growth of cycling and improve safety for cyclists across the province.
– Projects selected for funding most effectively aligned with the program’s objectives: improving connections between local cycling networks, promoting safety, enabling recreation and tourism, encouraging innovation, research and data collection, supporting partnerships and improving awareness of cycling as a viable transportation mode.
– Almost three million Ontarians hop on their bikes at least once a week during the spring, summer and fall and many cycle year-round.
– CycleON Action Plan 1.0
– Bicycle Safety
“Investing in Ontario’s cycling infrastructure will help keep our cyclists safe and encourage more people to ride a bike. Cycling helps reduce congestion in our cities and is good for our environment and our health.” – Kathryn McGarry, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation