Funding for Active Transportation will help people get around in Ladysmith, says NDP MLA Doug Routley

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LADYSMITH – New Democrat MLA Doug Routley says new funding from the BC NDP government will help Ladysmith create an active transportation development plan which will help encourage more people to cycle, walk, skateboard, and use other forms of active transportation.

“Creating an active transportation plan for Ladysmith is a great step towards getting more people to use active transportation methods,” said Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “As a cyclist, I know we need to improve our transportation infrastructure and I appreciate the work of people in Ladysmith who are working to find opportunities to do just that.”

Ladysmith is receiving $19,900 to create an official community plan. This funding 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 Routley 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.

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