NDP MLA Mitzi Dean says safer roads on their way to Metchosin

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METCHOSIN – New Democrat MLA Mitzi Dean says people in Metchosin will benefit from safer roads thanks to a second year of Vision Zero grants.

“People in our community have long been advocating for more road safety measures near Hans Helgesen Elementary to keep students, family members, and staff safe,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin. “Working with the District of Metchosin, we’re listening to these concerns and taking action to improve safety.”

The District of Metchosin is receiving funding of $14,350 which will be used to install a crosswalk at Hans Helgesen Elementary School across Rocky Point Road, with “crosswalk ahead” pavement markings, school zone markings, and a roadside waiting area for pedestrians waiting to cross.

A total of $1,030,506 in Vision Zero grants have been distributed to 59 B.C. communities this year. 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 has committed to action to decrease deaths and serious injuries on B.C. roads. 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/28892