A Message from Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation.
April 18, 2018
Today, we are excited to announce that Ontario is continuing to make it easier to cycle in the province with the release of #CycleON Action Plan 2.0
. The Action Plan sets out the second wave of initiatives to help achieve the vision of #CycleON: Ontario’s Cycling Strategy.
Together with our predecessors, Minister Eleanor McMahon and Minister Steven Del Duca, we would like to thank the Ministers’ Advisory Panel on Cycling and all those who have provided ideas and comments on the action plan. Your input continues to play a crucial role to help Ontario become a North American leader in cycling.
The Action Plan sets out initiatives across all five targeted Strategic Directions outlined in Ontario's Cycling Strategy
, ensuring that we continue to take the comprehensive approach needed to advance cycling in Ontario. The plan will promote cycling as a great choice for commuting, active living, recreation and tourism, encourage people to learn how to cycle and share the road, and build communities, routes and dedicated infrastructure that support cycling.
Some of the initiatives in Action Plan 2.0 include:
A continued commitment to investing in municipal cycling infrastructure
Developing a comprehensive cycling education framework that will provide program standards for cycling curriculum, instructional development and certification, and provincewide course delivery
Showcasing Ontario as a premier cycling tourism destination through focused marketing, and highlighting cultural and heritage sites along identified cycling routes
Launching a public education campaign on cyclist rights and responsibilities.
We encourage you to read the action plan to learn more about these and other initiatives we will take to advance cycling in Ontario.
We hope you will consider sharing our Facebook post
about today’s announcement so others can learn more about how we are advancing cycling in Ontario.
Once again, thank you for advocating for cycling. Together we can ensure that cycling plays an important role in connecting communities, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and enhancing our quality of life.