A municipality’s transportation network is an important part of the livability of a community. The Town of Ajax’s progressive multi-modal transportation program is creating a safe, integrated system which includes walking, cycling and the use of public transit. The Town is proud to be one of the first Bicycle Friendly Communities in Ontario. As a leader and proponent of a strong, diverse transportation system, the Town recognized early on the importance of on and off road connections to make cycling an accessible and safe option for getting around town. Significant investments are being made to expand Ajax’s 140 km cycling network of trails, dedicated bike lanes, and shared use lanes.

In 2010, the Town was awarded Bicycle Friendly Community Bronze designation from Share the Road Canada. The Town is currently working towards the Silver designation.

For more information on the Bicycle Friendly Communities program visit www.sharetheroad.ca/bicycle-friendly-communities-p138264

To serve cyclists, the Town has installed bike shelters at municipal facilities and signage throughout the Town. Across Ajax, a growing number of cyclist friendly businesses are offering extra services and amenities for those travelling by bike. Just look for the Ontario By Bike symbol in the windows of local establishments

Follow the links below for a list of Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Ajax and Durham Region.

http://www.visitajax.ca/en/outabout/welcomecyclistsnetwork.asp

www.ontariobybike.ca

With a safe and integrated trail and on-road cycle facility network connecting to transit hubs, cycling amenities and support from local businesses, there has never been a better time to experience cycling in Ajax!

Check out the links below to help plan your cycling trip in Ajax!

Walkable + Bikeable Ajax Map www.ajax.ca/en/exploreoutdoors/resources/active-transportation/WalkBikeAjax.pdf

www.ontariobybike.ca/great-places-to-cycle/central-counties/durham-region-greenbelt-areas

www.waterfronttrail.org

PARKS

The Town of Ajax’s parks system, encompassing 600 hectares and 74 kilometres of pathways, is open year-round for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. The Town has expanded its naturalization program to help create park and open spaces that are self sustaining and ecologically diverse. Allowing areas to regenerate naturally has many benefits, including improved water quality, increased flora and fauna, reduced emissions and better air quality.