Cycling Projects Pedal Forward with Federal and Provincial Funding 
The City of Timmins’ plan to create an active transportation network of pathways and trails is one step closer to completion with the recent announcement of funding from the federal and provincial governments.

The City will receive a total of $317,820 in part from the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream and the Government of Canada’s investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), and a further contribution from the Government of Ontario. The amount is part of joint federal and provincial funding through the Investing in Canada Plan that will assist 99 municipalities in Northern Ontario.

A portion of the funding received by the City of Timmins will support the Airport Road multi-use path and connecting trails project approved earlier by the Ministry of Infrastructure. The project will see an expansion of the current multi-use path on Airport Rd. from Lamminen Ave. to Riverpark Rd. and bike paths with paint markings added along Theriault Blvd. from Vimy Ave. to Jubilee Ave. W. and along Jubilee from Theriault Blvd. to Pine St. N. Assessment of traffic and roadway capacity was previously completed along the 4.2 kilometres of existing roadway. The additional funding received will be used for building upgrades.

“When we think about a healthier and safer Timmins for our residents, we look at opportunities to improve access to our green space and ways that we can encourage more activity,” says Mayor George Pirie. “We have plans to develop pathways, multi-use trails and bike lanes that will connect with our existing network of trails. The work is being carried out by our Cycling Committee and the vision is to ultimately see a multi-use loop created that connects the entire city.

“The benefit of an active transportation network is that our residents can then move safely through our community from residential neighbourhoods to retail hubs and connect with our parks and pathways. I would like to thank Minister Scott of the Ministry of Infrastructure on behalf of the Ontario Government and Minister Hajdu of the Ministry of Health on behalf of the Government of Canada for their support.”

For more information on the City of Timmins Cycling Committee, visit Timmins.ca.
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 6/9/2021 at 8:37 AM  

 
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