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B.C. Government Funding 16 Bike Routes Across the Province

This year, the Government of B.C. through BikeBC is helping to fund 16 cycling projects in 13 communities around the Province. These cycling lanes, trails and paths include:

  • Barriere – River Trail Network, Bartlett Road at Airfield Road to Yard Road at Highway 5
  • Capital Regional District – Rainbow Road (Salt Spring Island) separated bike path
  • Castlegar – 17th Street/Connors Road multi-use separated path
  • City of North Vancouver – 3rd Street multi-use path and bike lane
  • Coquitlam – Glen Drive bikeway bike lanes and shared roadway
  • Coquitlam – Cross town route removal of impediments
    • Spuraway/Mariner intersection upgrade
    • Hillcrest School – multi-use pathway
    • Daybreak – Armada to Saddle, signs and markings
    • Johnson – multi-use pathway
  • District of North Vancouver – Lynn Valley Road bike lanes
  • District of North Vancouver – Mount Seymour Parkway multi-use path
  • Kelowna – Ethel Street bike path, Harvey Avenue to Bernard Avenue
  • Langford – Millstream Road bike lanes
  • Maple Ridge – Hammond Trail bike path
  • Penticton – Power Street bike lanes
  • Penticton – Skaha Lake Road bike lanes, Channel Parkway to Yorkton Avenue
  • Sunshine Coast Regional District – Marine Drive shoulder bikeway, Gibsons to Langdale Ferry
  • Tofino – Pacific Rim Highway multi-use separated path
  • Vernon  – 29th/30th Street separated bike path

While definitely welcome, the $1.18 million invested is significantly less than $7.36 million the B.C. Government committed last year. The number of projects show that cycling is really cost effective. Still, as we live in a big province, much more funding is needed so everyone can have convenient access to a high quality cycling network.

Take Action

A good idea to write Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone and your MPA in support of funding for cycling and encourage the Government to increase funding for cycling. More information including email addresses here.

 

 


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