NORTH VANCOUVER – The B.C. government is providing more than $600,000 in BikeBC funding to expand and build cycling lanes, trails and paths for North Shore families.

In the City of North Vancouver, $400,000 will go toward the construction of a separated, multi-use trail from the Squamish Nation Waterfront Greenway to the Bewicke section of the Spirit Trail. The project will also include a pedestrian/cyclist bridge over Mosquito Creek.

In the District of North Vancouver, $201,874 will go toward installing bike lanes on Lynn Valley Road from William Avenue to Mollie Nye Way.

Twenty communities will share more than $3.69 million in BikeBC funding for 22 projects across the province. This year’s investment will generate more than $7.38 million in cycling infrastructure. Funding will support projects that expand and build cycling lanes, trails and paths, which in turn increase physical activity and help reduce greenhouse gases. Since 2001, the B.C. government has committed almost $155 million to cycling infrastructure, creating new bicycle lanes and trails in over 100 communities.

During consultations for the new ten-year transportation plan, BC on the Move, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure heard that enhanced cycling infrastructure and improved transportation choices are important to British Columbians. Many local governments and community organizations indicated that increased participation in cycling and walking programs, and improvements to cycling and pedestrian trails and networks, are among their highest priorities.

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