As passionate cyclists, we are glad to see that Ontario HAS a cycling strategy (update
just released, after 1106 comments on the previous draft). Now
we'd like to see more money, and better laws, to give it teeth
and concrete presence in our cities.We have a long way to go to
achieve the Strategy's "Vision", which even the
authors imagine may take 20 years:
Cycling in Ontario is recognized, respected and valued as a core
mode of transportation that provides individuals and communities
with health, economic, environmental, social and other
Ontario is recognized as the best Canadian province for cycling
and ranked among the top 10 jurisdictions worldwide for cycling. At
least one Ontario city is ranked among the 10 most bike-friendly
cities in the world.
The built environment in most of Ontario's communities
supports and promotes cycling for all trips under 5 km.
Ontario's cycling environment is safe for people of all
ages, striving to achieve a record of zero fatalities and few
Ontario's cities and towns will have interconnected
networks of safe cycling routes enabling people to cycle to work,
school, home and key destinations.
Ontario has an integrated, province-wide network of cycling
I don't want to wait 20 years to be able to bike safely in
Toronto. Let's keep asking for better laws and better
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