Ministry of Transportation
Building More Bike Lanes and Other Cycling Infrastructure Across the Province
Toronto, ON – May 29, 2017
Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around by bike, with new funding to build a better and safer commuter cycling network across the province.
Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon were in Toronto today, Bike to Work Day, to launch the new Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program (OMCC).
The province is investing $50 million dollars this year from its carbon market to fund this and other new initiatives that support commuter cycling infrastructure. The OMCC will provide eligible municipalities with funding to build more bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure, or enhance existing infrastructure. This investment will help promote safety for cyclists and make cycling more comfortable and appealing for daily commutes and other frequent trips. Investing in cycling infrastructure also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions across Ontario.
The province has also created a cycling web-hub that will help people in Ontario find cycling information quickly and conveniently through a single portal.
Making it safer and easier to cycle in Ontario is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
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