It was recently announced that the Town of Oakville is being awarded a silver designation in the Bicycle Friendly Community Awards; a level up from being awarded Bronze in 2013.
The announcement was made by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition (STR) and the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).
The Town of Oakville will now be joining Canmore, Collingwood, Cornwall, Markham and Thunder Bay, all of which have silver designations.
Additionally, the town is among 13 Canadian communities that have been awarded a new or higher designation as a bicycle-friendly community.
“We are pleased to receive this recognition. The silver designation builds on the success of the many cycling projects we’ve completed and have underway,” said Mayor Rob Burton.
“Building a bicycle-friendly community is one more way we’re making a more livable Oakville and Canada’s most livable town.”
Award-winners are recognized for educational programming for their residents, their investment in cycling master plans and their infrastructure to address gaps in cycling networks.
Oakville currently has more than 240 kilometres of on-road bike lanes and off-road cycling paths along with secure bicycle parking facilities, tune-up stations and bike-to-bus programs.