Province Announces Cycling Investments
March 21, 2013
BikeBC is a cost-sharing program between the government of B.C. and local governments. Cycling is a key component of the B.C. government's strategy for encouraging healthy living and addressing climate change, in conjunction with the Climate Action Plan and the Provincial Transit Plan. Here are this year's commitments in Metro Vancouver:
Coquitlam - Coquitlam Fraser Greenway, Separated Bike Path: $175,000
Delta - Ladner Trunk Road Bike Lanes: $176,050
Langley Township - Allard Crescent Shoulder Bikeway: $100,000
Maple Ridge - Lougheed Highway Multi-Use Cycle Track: $488,956
North Vancouver - North Shore Spirit Trail: $100,000
North Vancouver District - Main/Barrow Bike Route: $69,375
North Vancouver District - Mount Seymour Parkway Bike Lanes: $480,900
Pitt Meadows - Kennedy Road Multi-Use Pathway: $100,000
Port Moody - Moody St Overpass Cantilevered Bike/Pedestrian facility: $652,625
Richmond - Railway Avenue Greenway, Separated Path from Granville St to Garry St: $449,400
Surrey - Port Mann to City Centre Neighbourhood Bike Route: $1,159,870
Vancouver - Hastings Park Multiple Greenways and Separated Paths: $905,424
HUB is supportive of these investments and views them as a step in the right direction, to our ultimate vision of a comprehensive cycling strategy supported by $75million/year from the Province and $175million in total funding from all levels of government in BC.
Right now, bikeways start and stop without connectivity across municipalities and to major destinations. Connecting dedicated cycling routes in a full network will allow thousands more people to cycle for transportation, recreation and vacation. Investments in education and awareness are also integral to creating safer and more welcoming streets for all.
Find out how you can be a part of pushing for more investment in cycling, a way of moving people that brings benefits to all of us.