Don’t expect investment in local cycling any time soon

By Francis Tessier-Burns, The Review, September 13, 2018

The provincial government has made it harder for communities like the United Counties of Prescott and Russell to invest in cycling infrastructure.

Initially, the Ford government had said it would take money from the cancelled cap and trade program to put towards the Commuter Cycling Program—then it cut that program too.

Earlier this year the UCPR was surprised to receive $419,000 through the program.

Conditional to receiving the money, the UCPR had to adopt an official cycling plan, which it did last month. That ensures the money will go towards paving County Roads 4 in Hawkesbury and 9 in St-Isidore and their shoulders.

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