Vancouver is receiving a boost from ICBC to make its roads safer.
The auto insurance crown corporation has provided the City of Vancouver with a $930,000 grant to make improvements at key intersections.
This includes the intersections at the north end of the Burrard Street Bridge, which is now a four-lane bridge with bike lanes and wider pedestrian paths, and the north end of the Knight Street Bridge.
A major improvement project at the intersection of Knight Street and Marine Drive – the worst intersection in the city for collisions – is already underway.
The grant will help fund a number of other initiatives:
“While claims costs continue to rise in our province, our road improvement program is showing positive results in reducing crashes and injuries at targeted locations throughout B.C. and as a result, the program will continue to be a top road safety priority for us,” says Lindsay Matthews, ICBC‘s director responsible for road safety.
ICBC spends approximately $9 million on road improvements across the province each year.