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City of Burlington receives provincial funding to support the city’s cycling infrastructure


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.

Quick Facts

  • 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 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

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14 thoughts on “City of Burlington receives provincial funding to support the city’s cycling infrastructure”

  1. I’m thrilled too. If we’re serious about zero traffic-related deaths we need to change the transit infrastructure as human nature isn’t as easy changed. I’m for more cycling, safer walkways and slower car speeds in town.

    1. Philip Waggett

      Really???? AWOL during the current debate over provincially-mandated overintensification of the downtown core; AWOL during the Tyandaga Quarry debate; AWOL during the school closure debate. And spending money that the government doesn’t have! WOW, are we ever lucky!

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