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Federal government invests in B.C. active transportation projects

DCN-JOC News Services
Federal government invests in B.C. active transportation projects

VANCOUVER – The Government of Canada is investing $1.3 million to support 27 active transportation planning projects in British Columbia.

The funding will enable the City of Vancouver to produce a feasibility study for a 3.5 kilometre walking and cycling greenway connecting the Second Narrows Bridge with the Central Valley Greenway as well as a collaboration between TransLink, HUB Cycling and academics to complete a benchmarking analysis of the Metro Vancouver bicycle network, including reviewing linkages with provincial health surveys, census data, ridership data, and collision and injury data.

Other projects include a pilot with Nelson, B.C. and First Nation communities via the GoByBike BC Society to educate communities about active transportation benefits and building capacity around bike maintenance and safety as well as development of a plan for new trails via the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. 

A collaboration between the cities of Vancouver, Victoria, Richmond, Nanaimo, Kamloops and Kelowna will research, develop and conduct a school travel survey through Green Communities Canada in order to plan effective active transportation infrastructure improvements.

Almost all the 27 projects will receive an investment between $40,000 and $50,000. The City of Prince Rupert will receive $9,000 to develop an active transportation plan including research, a review of best practices, public engagement, development of recommendations, and implementation strategies.

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