Ontario Bike Plan
Over the last year or so, the Cycle Ontario Alliance has been working with a contractor to produce a new Ontario Bike Plan. This week, the plan was finally made available as a free PDF download from their website.
The Ontario Bike Plan presents a series of strategies for both recreational and utilitarian cycling to encourage cycling participation in Ontario, specifically focusing on the implementation of the Ontario Bicycling Route. The strategies take into account existing cycling conditions in Ontario, derived from data and research in various Ontario communities and elsewhere, as well as consultation with various stakeholders including provincial ministries, Cycle Ontario Alliance (COA) members and the general public through COA's web site.
I haven't had the opportunity to read this plan yet, but the COA had a printed version of it available for viewing at their Bike Show booth earlier this month, and I had a chance to quickly flip through it. Looks like it covers a wide variety of ideas for cycling infrastructure improvements. But the question remains: Who will take these ideas and implement them?
Has anyone else read it yet? Any comments?
You can download it from here.