Province pours $3 million into London's cycling infrastructure
The money is coming from the provincial cap-and-trade program
London is getting more than $3,300,000 from the province to build bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure.
It's part of the Liberal's Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program. In total, the program will hand out about $93 million in 2017 – a number provincial officials say is double what was originally announced earlier in the year.
"We want to ensure that people across Ontario have the infrastructure they need to keep cycling safe, accessible and
easy for all. The benefits to jumping on a bike are endless – it can be a wonderful way to explore our cities and a healthy method to get those much-needed errands done," said Eleanor McMahon, Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Statistics Canada's 2016 census showed more Canadians are cycling to work, an increase of about 61 per cent in the last 20 years.