Ottawa councillor leads push for cycling-infrastructure money
Metro Ottawa

By Alex Abdelhawab, Ottawa Community News, April 11, 2017

Coun. Jeff Leiper has joined municipal lawmakers across the province to lobby Ontario to invest $50 million in cycling infrastructure.

In a letter sent Monday to the provincial ministers of Transportation, Finance, and Tourism, Culture and Sport, as well as the attorney general, Leiper asks the province to include the funding in the budget, writing “an investment in cycling infrastructure is an investment in safe access to public roads.”

“Right now, there is a lot of very confident and relatively fit people cycling around,” Leiper said. “There are a whole group of people that would like to be cycling, that see the advantages of cycling more, but they don’t feel safe on the patchwork infrastructure that we have.”

Connect with us