New map will help cyclists find the best places to ride in Halton Hills

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Published June 13, 2023 at 10:49 am

If you love riding you bike in Halton Hills, but aren’t sure exactly where to go, an in-depth map of the Town’s cycling infrastructure is being unveiled this weekend.

The Town of Halton Hills and the Halton Hills Bike It group teamed up to to release the Town’s first map that shows the cycling infrastructure that the Town has constructed over the past decade.

It features 13 loop rides designed to use cycling infrastructure such as bike lanes, multi-use paths and quiet streets that make for enjoyable cycling for all ages and abilities.

Volunteers on the Town’s Bike It Working Group created the loop rides and the safety messaging located on the map.

“Now that we have a solid network of cycling infrastructure in Georgetown and Acton it makes sense that we have a map detailing all these fabulous routes,” said Halton Hills Mayor Ann Lawlor.

“Residents should know too, that the Town is committed to making our roads safer for cyclists as part of our active transportation strategy.”

Local cycling enthusiast and advocate Councillor Jane Fogal shared her thoughts as the Chair of the Bike It group and the Active Transportation Advisory Committee.

“Our Bike It group of volunteers has a mission to get more people riding their bikes more often for fun or transportation. We believe this cycling map will inspire more bike riding by residents of all ages and abilities.”

Residents can pick up a copy of the map at the Bike it to the Market on Saturday, June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Georgetown Farmers Market. A free pancake breakfast awaits all who arrive at the market by bike.

Copies of the cycling map are also available for pickup at the following locations:

  • Town Hall
  • Halton Hills Public Library (Acton and Georgetown locations)
  • Acton Arena
  • Mold-Masters SportsPlex
  • Gellert Community Centre

Additional information about the map and Bike it events can be found on the Town’s website.

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