April 26, 2017 (Toronto, ON) – Our government is thrilled to support the rapid growth of cycling in Ontario by taking important steps to make Ontario a friendlier, more accessible province for cyclists. Recently at the Ontario Bike Summit, we spoke to cyclists, advocates and government leaders about our most recent plans to support #CycleON in its mandate to improve cycling infrastructure, promote safety and awareness, and increase tourism and commuting opportunities across the province.here.
Cycling visitors already spend $428 million annually in Ontario as part of a $30 billion tourism industry. Our Cycling Tourism Plan will help cycling to grow and seizes an opportunity for government and industry to work together.
Together, these programs assist in improving commuter cycling at work places and high-density residential locations. They work to better promote cycling through enhanced networks, with more facilities and bike parking at key locations such as transit stations. And they enhance on- road cycling lanes, off-road cycling and walking paths, cycling specific traffic signals and signs as well as active transportation bridges and bike racks.here and the plans for a cycling internet portal that will be a hub of information for all things cycling here in the province. We look forward to releasing that in the near future.
Our cycling infrastructure offers so much opportunity for Ontarians and beyond – we are very enthusiastic about these collective steps and look forward to working closely with the cyclists, advocates and municipalities to move these initiatives forward.