NDP MLA Conroy says safer street on the way for New Denver

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NEW DENVER – New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy says people in New Denver will benefit from safer roads thanks to a Vision Zero grant that will help prevent serious injuries and deaths.

“It’s great to see small communities like New Denver working to make their streets safer for everyone,” said Katrine Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West. “I’m glad we can support this project that will create better infrastructure for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers.”

The Village of New Denver is receiving $17,000 to install a zebra crosswalk and associated signage, a sidewalk and curb ramp in the 700 block of Kootenay Street.

For the third year in a row, Vision Zero grants have been awarded to communities around British Columbia to improve road safety. A total of $866,657 has gone to 53 projects in 56 communities, including 22 projects in First Nations communities.

Projects include improved crosswalk infrastructure, traffic calming, speed limit reduction pilots, speed reader boards, improved lighting, road safety planning, and more.

Vision Zero is an international best practice in road safety. By adopting Vision Zero, the New Democrat government is working toward making roads in British Columbia safer for pedestrians, active transportation users and drivers. Making roads safer for all users also helps us tackle climate change, by encouraging lower carbon forms of transport, like walking, cycling, e-scooters, and e-bikes.


Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2024HLTH0024-000733