Building cycling infrastructure is important in helping us achieve the vision of #CycleON: Ontario's Cycling Strategy: Ontario as a great place to ride a bike.
As part of #CycleON Action Plan 1.0, the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) established the $10 million Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program, to help municipalities build new and improve existing cycling infrastructure.
The two-year program was launched on July 3, 2015. There was a great deal of interest from across the province, with almost 150 municipalities submitting expressions of interest (EOIs). Municipalities were eligible to apply for funding for up to 50% of the total eligible costs of a cycling infrastructure project to a maximum amount of $325,000.
An evidence-based approach was used to select projects that most closely aligned with program objectives such as developing better cycling networks, promoting safety, encouraging innovation, supporting partnerships, collecting data and enabling cycling to be better recognized as a viable transportation mode.
A total of 51 municipalities, whose EOIs most effectively aligned with program objectives, were invited to submit full applications. Applications were evaluated and 37 projects in municipalities across the province were approved for funding.
We thank all who applied to the program.
Funds will be provided between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2018.
For more information:
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