The provincial government has approved $640,298 in annual funding for the City of Burlington to support up to 80 per cent of costs associated with the implementation of eligible commuter cycling projects in the city. The money will be used to assist with capital costs to build new commuter cycling infrastructure and enhance existing cycling infrastructure.
A project to upgrade and extend Francis Road Bikeway from Warwick Drive to Plains Road East has been identified under the new funding. The extension is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
- In 2016, the City of Burlington became a Bicycle-Friendly Community, receiving a silver rating by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition.
- Currently, the city offers the following cycling infrastructure:
- 48 km of bike lanes
- 47.3 km of bike route streets
- 6.4 km of bike lane/sharrow streets
- 11.7 km of paved shoulders
- 52.5 km of multi-use paths adjacent to the road
- 31.6 km of paved off-road, multi-use paths
- Burlington is creating an updated Cycling Plan that will guide the future of cycling infrastructure in the city. Visit www.burlington.ca/cyclingplan to learn more.
Links and Resources
Learn more about cycling in Burlington
Learn more about Burlington’s new Cycling Plan
Learn more about the Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program
Learn more about planning for growth in Burlington