Ottawa’s cycling program will soon start using a new type of payment to incentivize cyclists to take up the city’s bike lanes.
It will be part of a $5.8-billion plan to make Ottawa the first Canadian city to provide a bicycle-sharing program.
The program will be launched in October.
The first bike will be delivered to the city in early October.
The payment is called the Ride Forward Program.
The idea is to encourage cyclists to ride with a ride-sharing company like Uber or Lyft to increase the number of people riding bikes in the city.
The government says the program is one of the most cost-effective ways to increase cycling and the number who bike in the province.
“It’s going to be an enormous economic stimulus, and a real game-changer,” said Kevin O’Leary, the Conservative government’s transportation critic.
“The Ride Forward program is going to generate hundreds of thousands of new jobs and tens of thousands more new riders in this city.”
The Ride- Forward Program is part of the city-led $5 billion plan to modernize transportation.
(CBC News)The Ride Through Program, launched last year, is similar to the Ride forward Program, but will allow riders to share a ride with an existing bike rental company.
It also requires riders to buy their own bike.
The Ride through Program has been funded through the province’s $5-billion Transportation Plan, which includes a $2-billion road safety plan.
The provincial government has committed $1.2-million over five years to the project.
A new type will be included in the Ride Through program.
It involves a fee of $5 for a full-time ride and $1 per mile for a short ride.
That means the Ride thru Program is costing the city $8 million annually to operate.
The city will have a $25-million reserve fund to cover the operating costs of the Ride-through Program, as well as $5 million for the Ride for the Future program.
In order to participate in the program, riders will need to buy a bicycle, which will be provided by the city for free.
The cost of the bike rental will be shared with the Ride For The Future program, which also provides a $1-per-mile discount for the city and a $10-per hour discount for ride-share companies.
“This is an enormous opportunity for us to do this because this is one way that we can help people get to and from work, or to and fro, or even in the middle of the day,” said city spokesperson John-Paul Lipp.
With the new program, the city expects to have a bike that will be fully functional by the end of 2019.
It’s also part of an effort to get more people riding bicycles into the city, which the city says has the third highest number of cyclists in Canada.
Riders are expected to be able to ride through the city to their workplace at any time.
Some people will be able ride from their home to their office at no cost.
Another part of city’s plan is to develop a bicycle park at the city centre.
This park will be open for all to use, and will provide more opportunities for people to get out on a bike.