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NDP MLA Megan Dykeman says grants will support active transportation in Langley-East

February 16, 2023 at 1:22 pm  Politics, Provincial

LANGLEY – New Democrat MLA Megan Dykeman says more people in Langley will be able to safely and conveniently choose active transportation to get around, thanks to provincial funding for new active transportation infrastructure in Langley East.

“The Township of Langley is a fantastic place to explore on foot or by wheels, more multi-use pathways means more opportunities to be active and connect with neighbours in your community. It’s wonderful that our government could support this project, as well as others across British Columbia,” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley-East.

The Township of Langley will receive $1 million in Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants to widen a multi-use path on the north and south of the Fraser Highway between 246 Street and 250 Street, as well as a multi-use path expansion north and south of 248 Street.

74 new infrastructure and planning projects in communities all around BC are receiving funding as part of this round of provincial grants. These include projects like multi-use pathways, bike lanes, pedestrian bridges, and improvements to lighting, sidewalks, and road quality and safety.

By partnering with local and Indigenous governments to fund these projects, the province is giving more people the option to use active transportation in their daily travel. Making these options more accessible supports the province’s CleanBC commitments to increase trips by walking, cycling, and transit by 30% by 2030.

Learn More: Active transportation grants benefit B.C. communities | BC Gov News

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