NEW FUNDING TO HELP BUILD MORE BIKE LANES IN AREA
12/6/2017 8:34:57 AM
Ottawa Valley municipalities are getting a pile of government funding to help build bike lanes. Admaston Bromley, Arnprior, Greater Madawaska, McNab Braeside, Mississippi Mills and Renfrew are each getting $25 000 under a 93 million dollar package announced on Monday by the provincial government. Renfrew County itself is getting over $372 000 for bike lanes and biking infrastructure. Ontario's transportation minister says the government is spending more than twice the amount than it did last year, as part of a four-year municipal commuter plan that's meant to help the province reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets. Funding for the program comes from the proceeds of the cap-and-trade program.
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