NDP MLA Melanie Mark says new infrastructure funding a boost for community services

NDP MLA Michele Babchuk says grants will support active transportation in North Island

February 16, 2023 at 3:09 pm  Politics, Provincial

GOLD RIVER– New Democrat MLA Michele Babchuk says more people in the North Island will be able to safely and conveniently choose active transportation to get around, thanks to provincial funding for new active transportation planning in North Island.

“These investments in active transportation plans fill an important funding gap for local governments in rural areas,” said Michele Babchuk, MLA for the North Island. “This funding will help governments plan and adapt to the needs of their communities.”

In North Island, the following governments are receiving provincial Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants:

  • Village of Alert Bay- $18,600, Village of Alert Bay Active Transportation Network Plan
  • Gold River- $20,000, Gold River Active Transportation Network Plan
  • Port Alice- $14,400, Port Alice Active Transportation Plan

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: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023MOTI0015-000199

View the full article from the original source

No conversations yet

Activity Stream

Thu, Jun 20, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Industries in denial: From burning cigarettes to a burning planet
Thu, Jun 13, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: The undeniable economic case for climate action
Thu, Jun 6, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Ignoring climate crisis won’t make it disappear
Thu, May 30, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: False balance favours industry over wildlife
Thu, May 23, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: The buzz on wild bees versus honeybees
Thu, May 16, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: High hopes for hemp? – David Suzuki Foundation
Thu, May 9, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: Profit obsession inflames environmental racism
Thu, May 2, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: LawnShare helps create vibrant, biodiverse havens
Thu, Apr 25, 2024 at 8:00 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: The dry facts about increasing water scarcity
Full Stream