NDP MLA Jennifer Rice says more active transportation options are rolling out for the Village of Masset

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MASSET – New Democrat MLA Jennifer Rice says people in the Village of Masset will have more options for active transportation with provincial funding for a local project.

“Whether you’re a cyclist, a parent pushing a stroller, a pedestrian, or someone who uses a wheelchair, building infrastructure that allows us to be healthy and active in our communities is infrastructure valued by locals and is something I’m proud to support,” says Jennifer Rice, MLA for North Coast and Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health. “Mapping and designing active infrastructure networks in the Village of Masset and the North Coast Regional District is an investment in a healthier, more sustainable future for our communities.”

The Village of Masset received $34,994 for the Village of Masset Active Transportation Network Plan through the New Democrat government’s Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program. The project will map key walking/cycling routes as well as facility types, recommendations for accessibility improvements, a list of trail and pathway connections to promote key recreation areas, and an implementation guide that details priority routes, upgrades, and timelines with a funding strategy and a preliminary design for one high-priority active transportation capital project.

Across B.C., $24 million in provincial funding will support 80 active transportation infrastructure projects, including 59 projects to build safer transportation networks for people choosing active modes of transit. Additionally, 21 communities are receiving funding to create network plans that can lay the groundwork for future active transportation projects.

The grants will make it easier and safer for people to choose active transportation to get to work, school, shopping, or other destinations in their communities.

The Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program supports the Province’s CleanBC commitment to increase shares of trips by walking, cycling and transit.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/30541