Mississauga is proposing a 20-year plan to develop a city-wide bicycle path network intended both for recreation and to battle traffic congestion.

The city currently has 350 kilometres of bicycle paths, but they’re mostly in parks. It wants to add a further 600 km, at a rate of 30 km per year over the next two decades, including bike lanes and paths connecting major arterial streets throughout the city.

The system would connect major transit hubs and other key destination points, the goal being to get people cycling to work, school and other major destinations. The project, which aims to put 95 per cent of residents within a kilometre of a major cycling route, would also include parking facilities at transit locations and city facilities.