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Province Releases New Cycling Strategy
Ontario Government Committed to Safe, Sustainable Transportation
August 30, 2013 2:30 p.m.
Ministry of Transportation
Ontario has released a new cycling strategy to promote safe cycling and
encourage more people to ride their bikes to work, school
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The strategy presents a 20-year vision that supports cycling by encouraging
* Healthy, active and prosperous communities
* Improvements to cycling infrastructure
* Safer highways and streets
* Improved cycling awareness
* Tourism opportunities
The strategy reflects input from the public and expert advice from cycling
stakeholders such as Share the Road Cycling Coalition, the Canadian
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Association of Municipalities of Ontario. The government will release next
steps to implement the strategy by spring 2014.
Supporting safe cycling and encouraging sustainable transit is part of the
Ontario government's plan to help reduce congestion and strengthen
communities and the economy.
* A draft of the cycling strategy was posted online for public
feedback from Nov. 30, 2012, until Jan. 29, 2013.
* In 2010, two million Canadian visitors spent $391 million while
cycling in Ontario - an 18 per cent increase over the previous year.
* According to the Canadian Medical Association, a 10 per cent
increase <http://policybase.cma.ca/dbtw-wpd/Policypdf/PD09-04.pdf> in
physical activity could reduce direct health care expenditures by $150
million a year.
* Ontario has the second-lowest cycling injury rate of all Canadian
Glen R Murray
CycleON is a strong and integrated, made-in-Ontario strategy. It has been
developed with input from the public, cyclists and advocates. Our goal is to
make Ontario the premier cycling province in Canada - a place that promotes
safe and healthy travel alternatives connecting people to their jobs,
schools, parks and places of interest right across the province."
Glen Murray <http://news.ontario.ca/ministers/en/glen_r-murray>
Minister of Transportation, Minister of Infrastructure
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