Provincial Investment in Cycling Infrastructure in Waterloo Region


Ontario is providing $975,000 to the Region of Waterloo over the next two years to help build new, or improve existing, cycling infrastructure through the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program. The Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program is helping implement #CycleON: Ontario's Cycling Strategy, the government's 20-year vision to encourage the growth of cycling and improve safety for cyclists across the province.


 The City of Cambridge will receive $325,000 to construct a 2.2 kilometre cycling and walking path alongside Conestoga Boulevard, providing a dedicated, separated and safe cycling environment along a key transportation corridor. 


 The City of Waterloo will receive $325,000 to upgrade nearly 1 kilometre of a cycling and walking path through Waterloo Park. The new path will offer a safer and more accessible connection between the City's two universities and destinations in Uptown Waterloo and will connect with the future Laurier-Waterloo Park light rail transit station under construction at the north end of the park.


 And the City of Kitchener will receive $325,000 to improve about 1 kilometre of a cycling and walking path along Courtland Avenue. The path will be widened to provide enough space to accommodate both cyclists and pedestrians. The project will also eliminate an obstacle for cyclists by providing a safe route to travel underneath a bridge.