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Backgrounder: Active transportation projects in British Columbia to better connect communities

March 14, 2024 at 12:13 pm  Federal, Politics

Backgrounder



Backgrounder: Active transportation projects in British Columbia to better connect communities

The federal government is investing more than $4.6 million through the Active Transportation Fund to support 6 active transportation planning and improvement projects across British Columbia.

Project Information:











Recipient

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Municipal Funding

Other Funding

Chawathil First Nation

Active Transportation Plan

The project will develop an active transportation plan to better connect residents with public transit, community buildings, and Chawathil and Schkam reserves with the District of Hope through safe, well-lit pathways and trails.

$50,000

$0

$0

Penticton

Lake to Lake Bike Route – Final Section

The project will construct the final section of an all-ages and abilities bike route, spanning from Okanagan lake to Skaha lake, complete with bike maintenance stations, public water bottle filling stations, lighting, and rest areas.

$840,000 + $510,000*

$924,000

$0

Port Coquitlam

Lougheed Highway Multi-Use Path**

The project will construct 1.2 km of enhanced multi-use path on either side of the Lougheed Highway.

$1,260,000

$420,000

$420,000

(TransLink)

Trails Society of British Columbia

Great Blue Heron Way – Highway 17 Crossing Study

The project will plan a safe highway crossing for people walking, cycling, and rolling and a section of path required to connect to the existing Tsawwassen Ferry Causeway path.

$50,000 + $10,000***

$0

$0

Vancouver

Arbutus Greenway and W 41st Ave Crossing

The project will realign the path at one of the key intersections on Vancouver’s primary North-South greenway connection to create a safer and clearer crossing.

$1,680,000

$560,000

$560,000

(TransLink)

Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band

Westsyde Road Multi-Use Pathway

The project will construct a 1.4 km accessible, multi-use pathway to run parallel with Westsyde Road, which will connect key destinations on the reserve.

$738,000

$0

$0

* Additional federal funding received from the Canada Community-Building Fund.

** Federal funding is conditional on fulfilling all requirements related to consultation with Indigenous groups and upon the signing of contribution agreements.

*** Additional federal funding received from Canada Summer Jobs Program.

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