Ontario Liberals eye bike network to spur tourism
Government to seek "funding partnership" with municipalities to develop 20-year strategy
Ontario's governing Liberals want to cash in on the burgeoning bike tourism craze, but aren't saying whether they'll provide any money to create more bike lanes and trails.
The government has released a new 20-year strategy aimed at making Ontario the most bicycle-friendly province in Canada, where more people will use their bikes to cut down on congestion and improve their health.
It talks about connecting more bike lanes locally and between municipalities to create a province-wide network to attract tourists.
The government says it wants to develop a "funding partnership" with municipalities and the federal government to build the routes, but doesn't say how much the province would pony up.
The 42-page document also talks about promoting safety by working with police to consistently enforce traffic laws.
The Liberals say they'll provide more information about implementing the plan next spring.