NANAIMO – New Democrat MLA Adam Walker says new funding from the BC NDP government will help Nanaimo create an active transportation development plan and encourage more people to cycle, walk, skateboard, and use other forms of active transportation.
“Making it easier to get around on foot or by bike gives people the opportunity to chose more environmentally-friendly transportation methods,” said Adam Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. “I’m proud our government is supporting Nanaimo’s work to make active transportation options more accessible for people, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to a more sustainable future.”
The Nanaimo Regional District is receiving $20,000 to create an official community plan for Electoral Area G. This funding for is part of $600,000 that will be available from 2020-2022. These grants are awarded to local governments and administered by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).
MLA Walker says this initiative is part of Move. Commute. Connect., B.C.’s Active Transportation Strategy, a plan to make walking, cycling and other forms of active transportation as safe and convenient as possible. By facilitating more clean and sustainable methods of getting around, New Democrats are supporting a healthier, more resilient natural environment.
Move. Commute. Connect. is part of the New Democrat government’s CleanBC plan to put B.C. on a path to a low-carbon economy that creates opportunities for all while protecting our clean air, land and water.
Learn more about the Active Transportation Planning Grant: https://www.ubcm.ca/EN/main/funding/lgps/active-transportation.html
Learn more about B.C.’s strategy for more active transportation: https://cleanbc.gov.bc.ca/active