Ontario is improving cycling across the province by launching a number of new initiatives to encourage people to get around by bike, improve safety and provide more travel options, said Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry.
“Families in our community want to have choices — whether it’s driving kids to lessons, riding a bike to get to work, or walking,” said McGarry. “Cycling is a healthy transportation option that benefits everyone in Ontario, and our government will continue to invest in our cycling network to ensure that biking is a safe, reliable and enjoyable travel option.”
Launched at the Ontario Bike Summit, #CycleON Action Plan 2.0 is a new province wide cycling network and the Cycling Skills Guide. This includes actions that help design healthy, active, and prosperous communities, improve cycling infrastructure, make cycling safer, and promote cycling awareness.
The cycling network, identified for long-term development, includes over 9,800 km of cycling routes that connect the regions of the province, providing access to major communities and destinations.
“Ontario's Cycling Strategy provides a road map to support and encourage cycling,” said Mayor Doug Craig. “This is all about encouraging people to adopt a healthier and active lifestyle, taking more cars off the road, and creating ‘livable’ cities. The need to improve cycling infrastructure, safety and road user education are top areas of focus within the strategy.”
This announcement comes in conjunction with a new cycling and pedestrian crossing that will be a part of the new Franklin Blvd. Bridge over Highway 401.
After hearing of concerns about the proposal, MPP McGarry convened a meeting with local councillors, representatives of the Cambridge Trails Advisory Committee and Cambridge Cycling Focus Group, city staff, regional staff, and provincial MTO staff, to discuss the challenges and find solutions.
“I’m glad we could bring these groups together to find a solution that works for our community,” added McGarry.
“I want to thank the Trails Committee and Cycling Focus Group for being strong advocates for the safety of cyclists and pedestrians and helping us to make sure this new bridge will help facilitate the use of our local trail network.”
The new multi-use trail will improve conditions for users by providing:
Additionally, as a result of the recent meeting to look at ways to specifically improve the area where the trail will cross the on-ramp, the following enhancements are now planned:
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