NDP MLA Lisa Beare says safer roads on the way for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

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PITT MEADOWS– New Democrat MLA Lisa Beare says people in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows will benefit from safer roads thanks to another year of Vision Zero grants, that will help prevent serious injuries and deaths.

“Active transportation, including biking and walking, creates communities that are connected and healthy. Proper road design is a critical component of ensuring safety for all road users,” said Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. “These investments will reduce the risk of serious accidents and injuries and give all road users peace of mind.”

The City of Pitt Meadows is receiving $20,000.00 which will be used to support the project at Silver Bridge RRFB – Harris Road.

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.


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