Use carbon-market money to make a dedicated cycling budget for Ontario, Naqvi says

By David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen, May 29, 2018

Ontario’s transportation budget should have money dedicated to bike path and lanes every year, Ottawa Centre Liberal candidate Yasir Naqvi said Tuesday, the way it does for roads.

Naqvi is fighting to keep his seat in Ottawa Centre and held a short press conference at the construction site for a new footbridge across the Rideau Canal between Fifth Avenue and Clegg Street, a $20-million project to which the provincial government under the Liberals contributed $5 million.

The government’s cap-and-trade system for limiting carbon-dioxide emissions — Naqvi called it “a price on pollution” — brings in a lot of money that should be dedicated at least partly to biking and walking, he said.

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