The province of Ontario is launching its new cycling policy Friday, as an attempt to encourage and improve cycling safety across the province.
This comes after a couple of years of consultations with cyclists, including a draft policy which was released in January, which outlined potential improvements to infrastructure and legislation.
Transportation Minister Glen Murray will outline exactly what the government is planning later on Friday. It’s expected the Driver’s Handbook will be updated with a section on how to share the road with bikes.
During the spring, summer and fall, about 630,000 Ontarians cycle on a daily basis.
About two-million Ontarians ride a bike at least once a week during spring, summer and fall.