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.
York Region will get $ 325000 to make and ameliorate a 3.7 kilometre part of Lake to Lake cycling as well as walking path. The path will link Highway 7 cycling facilities within City of Markham to existing East Don River cycling track in City of Toronto. This brand new section will make over forty KMS of continuous cycling trail.