Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Spending $93 Million to Expand Bike Lanes across the Province

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario Spending $93 Million to Expand Bike Lanes across the Province

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Ontario to expand bike lanes program

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TORONTO - The Ontario government says it is increasing its spending on bike lanes across the province.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says the province is spending $93 million -- up from a previously announced $45 million -- this year to help 120 communities build bike lanes and biking infrastructure across Ontario.

The spending comes under a four-year municipal commuter plan designed to help Ontario reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets.

"We know that we need to do more to support those individuals right across the province of Ontario who want to choose cycling," Del Duca said. "Communities that range in size from the very smallest to the very largest will benefit."

According to the Ministry of Transportation, projects that improve or support commuter cycling -- including enhancements to existing cycling infrastructure like bike lanes -- are eligible for the funding. …

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