The Municipality of North Grenville is one of 120 municipalities across the Province of Ontario which will receive funding from the province for new bike lanes and other cycling infrastructure.
A statement from the Municipality says that: “The Municipality of North Grenville are recipients of a $75,996 Ontario Municipal Commuter Cycling Program grant! We will be doing a Municipality-wide cycling commuter plan as part of the transportation master plan.”
OMCC is supported by proceeds from Ontario’s cap and trade program. The purpose of this program is to provide direct, dedicated, annual funding to Ontario municipalities to support the implementation of commuter cycling infrastructure to encourage people to get out of their cars and onto bikes for their daily commute or other frequent trips.
It is a multi-year program with $93 million available in the first year. Funding for future years will be determined based on availability of cap and trade proceeds. All Ontario municipalities are eligible for annual OMCC funding to support up to 80% of costs associated with their implementation of eligible commuter cycling projects.
The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville received $303,059 under the OMCC Program.