North Shore benefits from BikeBC funding

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.

North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite

“We are always looking to reduce our carbon emissions and keep our communities green. Cycling and walking around our region is a great option for fitness but also for commuting to and from work. These projects will maintain our beautiful green spaces and provide additional transportation options.”

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.