Funding for Active Transportation will help people get around in Osoyoos, says NDP MLA Roly Russell

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OSOYOOS – New Democrat MLA Roly Russell says new funding from the BC NDP government will help Osoyoos create an active transportation development plan to encourage more people to cycle, walk, skateboard, and use other forms of active transportation.

“A community as active as Osoyoos needs a great transportation network to support people’s physical activity,” said Russell, MLA for Boundary-Similkameen. “And good planning is an important part of changing how we all get around to reduce emissions. It’s great to see the Town of Osoyoos doing this work, planning for safer and greener options for everyone.”

The Town of Osoyoos will be receiving $10,000 for its Official Community Plan Policy Update.

This funding for Osoyoos 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 Russell 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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