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June 2020
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Canadian Federation of Municipalities wants $10 billion from Ottawa to help keep lights on
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
 

Municipalities across Canada have been sending out a collective distress signal to the federal government since the COVID-19 pandemic began playing havoc with revenue streams.

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Canada provides municipalities with funding advance for infrastructure projects
MASS TRANSIT
 

The Canadian government has given municipalities flexibility where the funding is invested; CUTA re-ups calls for a transit specific aid solution.

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Canadian cities prove reluctant to encourage cycling as alternative to crowded transit
THE GLOBE AND MAIL
 

As the New York Stock Exchange prepares to start reopening its trading floor on Tuesday, people working there have been told not to take public transit.

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Ontario project to develop winter road WISDOM
TRUCK NEWS
 

IBI Group and Weather Telematics are joining together to develop a high-tech system that will help to better respond to winter road conditions.

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Why public transit might not look quite the way you remember it when Ontario reopens
CBC NEWS
 

'COVID has changed everything for us,' says spokesperson for Ontario's provincial transit agency

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Southwestern Ontario inter-city transit projects delayed amid COVID-19 fallout
WOODSTOCK CENTENNIAL REVIEW
 

A sprawling new bus network connecting towns and cities across Southwestern Ontario had its planned launch mothballed by COVID-19 just a week before the first passengers were set to board.

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Police see a spike in speeding and stunt driving during COVID-19 pandemic
CBC NEWS
 

COVID-19 has lessened traffic, prompting more drivers to take Ontario's open roads as an invitation to put their foot down.

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Fatal collisions up 22 per cent on eastern Ontario roads in 2020: OPP
CTV NEWS
 

As we head towards the first long weekend of summer, Ontario Provincial Police are urging you to “think differently” while on the roads.

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Uber sends thousands of Jump e-bikes to the recycling heap
YAHOO SPORTS
 

Uber has sent thousands of electric bikes to be recycled for scrap as part of handing operations of their Jump e-bike division to scooter-sharing company Lime. 

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Different mindset needed for cycling amid pandemic, advocates say
CP24
 

David Shellnutt and Cathy Watts want new cyclists to try and change the way they think before hitting the road.

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OTC EVENTS
OTC Calendar of Events
 

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  • Book 7 Training (Non-Freeway) –  8:00 am to 4:00 pm; Online Training

    • July 2, 2020
    • August 6, 2020
    • September 11, 2020
    • October 16, 2020
    • November 13, 2020
    • December 3, 2020
 
MUNICIPAL NEWS
Kingston creating open spaces for pedestrians, businesses during pandemic
CTV NEWS
 

The City of Kingston is moving forward with plans to create more space for pedestrians and businesses in the downtown core as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.

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NCC extends pilot project for cyclists, runners, walkers on parkways
CTV NEWS
 

The Sir George-Etienne Parkway and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway will be open on weekends for cyclists, runners and pedestrians until the end of June.

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Ottawa Valley businesses to benefit from widened Highway 17, official says
OTTAWA BUSINESS JOURNAL
 

The upcoming expansion of a key transportation corridor just west of the nation’s capital will be a boon for businesses, tourism operators and developers in the Ottawa Valley, an economic development official says.

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Ontario-York Region Sign Landmark Transit Agreement
NEWSROOM ONTARIO
 

Following the signing of the "Ontario-York Region Transit Partnership Preliminary Agreement" with the Regional Municipality of York, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA) issued the following joint statement.

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PHOTOS: More bike and pedestrian lanes opening up in Mississauga
INSAUGA
 

After weeks of discussions—and some complaints about the lengthy roll-out process—more lanes are now available to cyclists and pedestrians in Mississauga.

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No roundabout, but Victoria Avenue will get bike lanes
CHATHAM THIS WEEK
 

After an animated discussion Monday night, Chatham-Kent councillors voted down one motion, but approved another, concerning the controversial Victoria Avenue revitalization project.

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Peel cops cracking down on street racers
OTTAWA SUN
 

Peel Regional Police laid numerous charges this past weekend as part of a bid to eliminate the rash of street racing.

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City of Toronto’s cycling network could expand by 25 km
GLOBAL NEWS
 

A report that was released on Monday puts forward a proposal that would have Toronto’s cycling network expanded by 25km. Erica Vella has more about the plan and reactions.

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Lambton County council to consider second traffic roundabout
THE OBSERVER
 

Lambton County council will consider including money its 2021 budget to build a traffic roundabout at an intersection where a truck driver died in early May in a collision.

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Residents choose city hall as ideal location for rainbow crosswalk
OSHAWA EXPRESS
 

The public has spoken, and the most popular location for a rainbow crosswalk is at the main entrance to city hall.

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Additional 10 km of Roads Will Be Opened to Pedestrians in Toronto This Weekend
TORONTO STOREYS
 

Toronto residents will have more space to enjoy the outdoors this weekend as the City is closing down another 10 km of roads to traffic as part of its ActiveTO initiative.

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Hamilton’s bike share service saved by GoFundMe campaign and a charitable contribution
CYCLING MAGAZINE
 

Although it looked like Hamilton’s SoBi bike share program was gone for good,  the program has been saved by the efforts of the Hamilton cycling community and a local non-profit.

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