Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
9th Floor, Hearst Block
900 Bay Street, Toronto ON M7A 2E1
Ministry of Transportation
Ferguson Block, 3rd Floor
77 Wellesley St. West, Toronto ON M7A 1Z8
December 5, 2017
Yesterday, we announced that our government is investing in commuter cycling infrastructure and making it easier for more people to get around by bike.
Through the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program, we are investing $93 million to build more bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure in 120 communities across the province. This is an increase from the $42.5 million announced earlier this year. The investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market.
By enhancing cycling infrastructure, we are making it safer and more appealing for Ontarians to cycle to work, school and for other frequent trips. We are getting people out of their cars and onto their bikes, which reduces greenhouse gas pollution.
Through the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program, we’re building on the vision to create cycling-friendly roads that municipalities want and deserve. To help others learn about how this program is making a difference in our communities, we encourage you to share our Facebook post and Tweet.
We look forward to continuing to work with you to establish Ontario as a cycling leader in North America.
All our best,
Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation