MPP Peter Milczyn, Etobicoke-Lakeshore was at Mimico GO Station to announce that Ontario is making it easier for cyclists to commute to and from work, school and appointments with the construction of new, secure storage lockers at Mimico GO Transit Station (2 bike rooms) and Long Branch Go Transit Station (1 bike room). This investment is part of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province's cap on pollution and carbon market. The new facilities will help encourage people to take their bikes as part of their daily commute.
A total of eight bike lockers will be installed at each of 15 commuter parking lots across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, for a total of 120 bike lockers. Work will be finished by the end of March 2018. In addition, 28 bike rooms will be installed at 26 GO Transit stations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) over the next four years as part of Ontario’s GO RER program, expanding storage capacity while enhancing security. The first locations, which will be complete by spring 2018, include: Appleby, Markham, Mount Pleasant, Bronte, Unionville, and Stouffville.
Making it safer and easier to cycle in Ontario is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.
“Cycling is a healthy, sustainable way to get around and we are committed to adding more cycling infrastructure across Ontario. This investment will make cycling more convenient and appealing, and will encourage more Ontarians to bike as part of their daily commute.”
— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
“This is great news for local commuters in Etobicoke-Lakeshore. More secure bike parking will make it more convenient for commuters to bike to a GO Transit Station and get on the GO train. Whether commuting to work, school or other, this is a healthy investment that I know will appeal to many local residents.”
—Peter Milczyn, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore
“Cycling is a great way to travel, commute and explore our beautiful province. With this investment in bike storage, our government is supporting cyclists and making it easier for people to use their bikes – whether it’s for their daily commute to work or school, for recreation or simply for the love of the sport.”
— Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
“Creating new bike lockers at GO stations is one of the many ways our carbon market and Climate Change Action Plan are working together to make it easier for people to fight climate change. This investment helps make it simpler to choose cleaner transportation to get to work, school or appointments.”
— Chris Ballard, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
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