Ontario serving York region amplify cycling and improve safety

Ontario is giving $ 1.3 million to York Region in the following 2 years to make new, or improve living, cycling base through Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program. Markham will get $ 325000 to ameliorate 2 KMS walking and cycling roads and to make 3 active transportation bridges in Milne Conservation Park.

This project is part of the City’s program to introduce an extended off-road path that would be an important active transportation path, offering a safe link for cyclists from east Markham to Unionville.
Richmond Hill will get $ 325000 to install a brand new 2.26 KMS walking and cycling path next to the busy Leslie Street, leading to a top north-south cycling path and linking employment and residential regions. The facility will also form part of the Lake to Lake cycling route, intended to connect Lake Ontario with Lake Simcoe.
Newmarket will get $ 325000 for an all new 5.28 KMS long Newmarket east-west bikeway which links different neighbourhoods to downtown markets, the Yonge Street commercial region as well as a GO bus station. The path would be primarily on-road but dislocated from motor vehicle traffic by physical roadblocks for most of the path.

Cadel Evans Stunned By Team-Mate Rohan Denis

Cadel Evans is seemingly stunned & impressed with team-mate Rohan Denis who surged to overall lead at Tour Santos Down Under.  Denis triumphed with spectacular victory at the 3rd stage of the race ay Pracombe.

The BMC racing rider was previously riding as a supporting aide of Evans but dramatically went past his legendary team-mate & other riders from a front select group with a fantastic attack, around 500m from finishing line & couldn’t be caught.

The 24-year-old Aussie rider crossed line 3 seconds before Runner-up Cadel & 3rd placed Giant-Alpecin’s Dumoulin (Tom) with Richie Porte from Team Sky, following another 2 seconds later in 6th.

Having picked 10 bonus points in comparison to Cadel’s 6, Rohan now leads Evans by 7 seconds in general classification whilst Tom is 9 seconds back in 3rd & Porte 15 seconds adrift in 4th.

Denis did admit that did not follow the team plan.

“Honestly, I did not expect to come up with the finish”, stated Denis. “According to the plan, I was about to attack right at bottom of final climb & put Richie & Domenico & two other cyclists under pressure while Cadel would sit back. But it was kind of too far to run as per the plan.