When Ontario Bikes, Ontario Benefits: A Green Paper for an Ontario Bicycling Policy


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The purpose of this green paper is to promote the use of bicycles to combat climate change, reduce obesity, tackle congestion and provide alternatives in the face of rising fuel prices requiring a shift in transportation policy and thinking.The paper proposes a policy that will will articulate the role of bicycling and outline the government’s plans for:

  • Improving cyclists’ safety and mobility;
  • Working with municipalities to give them the tools they need to encourage bicycling at the local level; and
  • A vision for the future which includes leveraging the positive economic benefits of bicycling – including promoting bicycle tourism and congestion mitigation.

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