MAJOR WIN: $16.7 Million Committed to Active Transportation Projects in 2021
December 16, 2020
Ring your bike bells!
2020 may have been a bust in many ways but we're starting off 2021 with a huge win for HUB Cycling.
The Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Transportation has just announced that they will invest $16.7 million in more than 45 projects throughout B.C. that focus on active transportation safety.
$6.5 million of this funding will be dedicated to projects in the South Coast, including:
- Coquitlam – design a multi-use pathway between United Boulevard and Argue Street
- Delta – improvements to approximately 500 metres of a multi-use path connecting to Alex Fraser Bridge
- Gibsons – new cycle path connection to the existing multi-use path parallel to Highway 101
- Gibsons – safety improvement for pedestrian and cyclists by increasing shoulder width and adding cyclist markings
- New Westminster – sidewalk improvements on Queensborough bridge
- North Vancouver – design of a new multi-use pathway under the Highway 1 Lynn Valley Road overpass that connects with the existing City of North Vancouver bike lanes at 21st Street (south end) and Morgan Road (north end)
- North Vancouver – design of both a cycling lane on the Highway 1 east bound ramp through Capilano Road and a multi-use pathway replacing the existing northbound sidewalk
- South Surrey – cycling path improvements from Pacific Crossing to 8th Avenue
- Tsawwassen – design of a 350-metre multi-use pathway connection between Great Blue Heron Way and the existing 27B Avenue multi-use pathway
- University of British Columbia – design for a new 350-metre multi-use path
- University of British Columbia – improvements for the West 16th Avenue University of British Columbia cycle path
- Vancouver – improvements to the Oak Street Bridge deck panels for improved flow of cyclists and pedestrian access
- West Vancouver – improvement to multi-use pathway, surfacing on the structure and new cyclist signage plus design improvements to the transition and access pathways on either end of the Lions Gate Bridge
- Coquihalla Canyon – trail restoration for improved safety for hikers and bikers
- Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver such as Highway 7 at Jim Robson Way, Highway 91 and Highway 99 at Westminster Highway will benefit from improvements to cycling paths, fog lines, barriers and reflectors
The best part? All of these projects have a completion date of March 2021 or sooner. We noticed a huge boom in cycling in 2020 and we're excited to see this trend continue.
To read the full news release, please click here.