Destination Bike application endorsed

Posted on: May 14, 2021

The county clerk has been authorized to draft a letter of endorsement for Destination Bike on behalf of Lanark County Council to promote bicycle-friendly communities in Lanark County.

Information received from Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month representatives at the economic development committee meeting last month highlights the municipality’s efforts to move from a bronze Bicycle Friendly Community designation to silver, which would make it the first in the region. The program was launched by the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in Canada in 2010. The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) is the primary sponsor, and in 2016 Mississippi Mills was the first small rural community to be awarded the bronze certification in Ontario. 

“Supporting this application helps to demonstrate the commitment Lanark County has made to enhance active transportation,” said Warden Lowry. “The benefits of supporting such initiatives are tremendous in terms of economic development and health and well-being in our communities, and we commend Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month for taking the lead on so many initiatives to make Lanark County more bicycle friendly.”

Article by Brain Turner

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