Governments are also involved in “encouragement projects,” such as Markham Cycling Day, school travel programs, maps and literature. Perhaps the most interesting of these is the Markham Cycles hub (www.markhamcycles.ca), a new test program by The Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), primarily funded by the Federal Climate Action Fund. It is directed at incubating a cycling culture in a suburban community like Markham. A cycling hub has been built at Milliken Community Centre to offer public access to bicycles and tools, cycling workshops, repair clinics, community rides and other cycling events. A similar project successfully increased cycling in suburban Scarborough, so there is hope for Markham.
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