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Mississauga Receives $2.3 Million in Provincial Funding to Improve Cycling Networks

I am very pleased to report that the City of Mississauga will receive funding from the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Grant Program. Mississauga is receiving $2.3 million to build better cycling networks along busy routes and support safe cycling.
The funding received will be used to improve and build new bike lanes and cycling infrastructure and ensure residents and visitors can safely use cycling to get to work, school and around our community.
When the grant program was unveiled earlier this year, it was announced the Government of Ontario would invest $42.5 million for new bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure. This is now increased to $93 million. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan . Funding was determined by the size of the municipality.
Mississauga and the Region of Peel are splitting the funding, with the Region of Peel receiving $4.2 million and the City receiving $2.3 million in the first year of a four-year program.   Some of the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Grant Program approved key projects that were also part of the 2010 Cycling Master Plan include:
Project Name
Description
Burnhamthorpe Road East Multi-use Trail
  • Will complete the east/west multi-use trail along Burnhamthorpe Road and connect to the north/south Etobicoke Creek Trail
Mavis Road Multi-use Trail
  • Multi-use trail along Mavis Road from Courtneypark Drive to 407 near the Brampton border
Lakeshore Corridor Trail
  • Development of a new east/west multi-use trail that will connect Mississauga to Oakville just north of Winston Churchill Boulevard at Royal Windsor Drive to Westfield Drive (west of Stanfield Road and south of the Queensway)
  • Joint project with the Region of Peel Active Transportation Plan
Hydro Corridor East Trail
  • Development of a new north/south multi-use trail that runs north and south from Dundas Street to Audubon Boulevard
  • Will connect to the trail at Tahoe Station (Mississauga Transitway)
The grant funding will cover up to 80 per cent of the project cost. Projects that use cycling grant funds must be completed by December 30, 2020.

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