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NDP MLA Megan Dykeman says safer roads on the way for Langley East

May 14, 2024 at 2:39 pm  Politics, Provincial

LANGLEY – New Democrat MLA Megan Dykeman says people in Langley East will benefit from safer roads thanks to another year of Vision Zero grants, that will help prevent serious injuries and deaths.

“Safe road travel is vital to encouraging active transportation such as bicycling and walking, which creates healthy communities,” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley East. “Building community infrastructure that protects our children, and ensures that they can walk home from school safely, is an important component to building a thriving community where everyone belongs.”

The Corporation of the Township of Langley is receiving $20,000.00 which will be used to for traffic calming to improve pedestrian safety at Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary.

For the third year in a row, Vision Zero grants have been awarded to communities around British Columbia to improve road safety. A total of $866,657 has gone to 53 projects in 56 communities, including 22 projects in First Nations communities.

Projects include improved crosswalk infrastructure, traffic calming, speed limit reduction pilots, speed reader boards, improved lighting, road safety planning, and more.

Vision Zero is an international best practice in road safety. By adopting Vision Zero, the New Democrat government is working toward making roads in British Columbia safer for pedestrians, active transportation users and drivers. Making roads safer for all users also helps us tackle climate change, by encouraging lower carbon forms of transport, like walking, cycling, e-scooters, and e-bikes.

Learn More: Program gets on the road again to help promote safety | BC Gov News

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