Kingston Receives Funds from Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program

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120 municipalities across the province,  including Kingston, will receive funding from the Ontario government for new bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure.

The city will receive $1,335,473 from the $93 million total allocated by the government province-wide, which is an increase from the $42.5 million originally announced earlier in the year.

Neighboring communities also receiving funds include Frontenac ($120,177), Belleville ($429,981), Brockville ($183,362), Gananoque ($25,000), Leeds and Grenville ($303,059), Leeds and the Thousand Islands ($25,000), Prince Edward County ($60,000), Quinte West ($314,569), and South Frontenac ($80,882).

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This investment is funded by proceeds from the province’s cap on pollution and carbon market and is a part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan.

Local cycling infrastructure developments include the Bath Road Multi-Use Pathway Project, currently in its shoreline restoration stage.

PhotoNuno Ribeiro (cc)