B.C. government pledges $6 million to improve cycling infrastructure

Dec 19 2017, 8:08 pm

The provincial government will invest $6 million in BikeBC funding to improve cycling infrastructure in the province.

That will include expanding and creating bike lanes, multi-use paths and trails, and cycling and pedestrian bridges.

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Transportation Minister Todd Stone says the funding is part of the government’s 10-year-long transportation plan and he says applications for BikeBC funding are now open.

“Local governments across the province are incorporating more cycling infrastructure into their community plans, and by doubling our funding in the BikeBC program, we’re enabling municipalities of all sizes to encourage and promote active lifestyles and viable transportation options for B.C. families,” says Stone.

BikeBC helps communities across the province to build more cycling infrastructure. The program contributed $6.14 million to various projects in B.C. last year.

B.C. on the Move has committed $18 million to the BikeBC program over a period of three years. This years’ $6 million investment is expected to yield

The deadline for funding applications is April 8, 2016, and local governments can apply here.