Squamish benefits from BikeBC funding

BikeBC Sturdy

Photo: MLA Sturdy presents $119,372.00 of Bike BC Funding to Councillor Susan Chapelle and District of Squamish CAO and Engineering Staff.

 

Squamish will receive more than $119,372 in BikeBC funding this year for a cycling infrastructure project that will involve the extension of the Squamish Corridor Trail via Rose Park.

“This funding from BikeBC will help Squamish take the next step toward completing the Corridor Trail,” said Jordan Sturdy, MLA for West Vancouver-Sea to Sky. “The trail is an important commuter link for residents as well as a beautiful way for visitors to navigate our area, and we are excited to see the next phase of construction begin.”

“Active transportation is fundamental and foundational to building healthy, vibrant and connected communities,” says District of Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman. “As we move towards the lighting and paving of the Corridor Trail connection we are making it even easier and safer for people to make walking and cycling a part of their year-round daily routine. We are grateful for the support from the Province.”

BikeBC is the Province’s cost-sharing program that helps communities build cycling projects that attract and support commuter and tourism cyclists. The funding is part of B.C. on the Move, the government’s 10-year transportation plan. The ministry committed to $18 million over three years to cost-share with municipalities on projects like bike trails, pedestrian bridges, multi-use paths and shoulder bikeways.

Since 2001, the Government of B.C. has invested more than $220 million in cycling grants and infrastructure across the province.

Projects receiving funding this year cover a range of initiatives, including bike lanes, multi-use trails and improvements to roads and highways to allow better shared use for cyclists.

Through B.C. on the Move, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest almost $2.7 billion over the next three years to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.

For more information about BikeBC, visit: www.th.gov.bc.ca/BikeBC.

 

 

August 11, 2016

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