Funding for Active Transportation will help people get around in the North Coast, says NDP MLA Jennifer Rice

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PRINCE RUPERT – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice 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.

“It’s important for people to get out and get moving whether it’s walking, cycling or running,” said Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast. “This funding will help local governments develop their own active transportation plans so people in our community have access to healthier, cleaner, and safer active transportation.”

Local governments receiving support include the North Coast Regional District and City of Prince Rupert.

This funding for the North Coast 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 Jennifer Rice 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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