The North Shore will receive $1,342,500 in BikeBC funding this year for two cycling infrastructure projects to expand and build cycling lanes, trails and paths for cyclists and pedestrians.
West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan
“As the North Shore continues to grow we need to provide safe and convenient transportation options. Cycling or walking is a great way of reducing congestion on our roads and often gets people to their destinations in a quick and timely manner. With these new additions the North Shore will have one of the most extensive cycling networks in the region which is great for our residents.”
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.
Cycling contributes to increased physical activity and helps reduce greenhouse gases. 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.