Port Moody – New Democrat MLA Rick Glumac says new funding from the BC NDP government will help local governments create active transportation development plans and encourage more people to cycle, walk, skateboard, and use other forms of active transportation.
“This funding is an important part of supporting our local governments while they develop their active transportation plans,” said Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. “These plans will help ensure people in our community have safe, smart, and active transportation options available to them and will encourage more people to choose cleaner and healthier ways to get around.”
This funding for Port Moody 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).
Local governments receiving support include the Village of Belcarra.
MLA Rick Glumac 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: https://news.gov.bc.ca/25049
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