NANOOSE BAY – New Democrat MLA Adam Walker says people in Nanoose Bay will soon benefit from better active transportation infrastructure that will safely connect neighbourhoods to parks, schools, and town centres.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe whether they are biking to the grocery store or walking their kids to school,” said Adam Walker, MLA for Parksville-Qualicum. “By investing in projects to build better paths and improve lighting for people, our government is committed to making communities safer and healthier.”
The Nanoose First Nation (Snaw-Naw-As) is receiving $441,144 for the Multi-Use Trail Connection project to build a 450 metre multi-use pathway, improve lighting along the connection to the market and employment hub, and connect to a future regional trail network.
A total of 33 Indigenous and local governments across the province are receiving funding for shovel-ready projects that will increase the number of people walking and cycling as well as improve the safety of vulnerable road users. The projects are aligned with provincial priorities to enhance community connectivity, accessibility, tourism, and climate change mitigation.
Making active transportation more accessible for people is central to Move. Commute. Connect., B.C.’s comprehensive strategy to make local transportation safer, greener, and more accessible for all British Columbians. $36 million is committed to this program over the next three years, with nearly $12.7 million in Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants being awarded in 2021.