NDP MLA Pam Alexis says grant will support active transportation in Abbotsford and area

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ABBOTSFORD – New Democrat MLA Pam Alexis say more people in Abbotsford will be able to safely and conveniently choose active transportation to get around, thanks to provincial funding for new active transportation infrastructure in the Fraser Valley.

“As we continue to build infrastructure with climate change in mind, we’re working to make our communities more bikeable and walkable. It’s great to see these projects that will make it easier for everyone to get around their community,” said Pam Alexis, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission.

The city of Abbotsford will be receiving $500,000 to construct 1.6km of protected bike lanes between McMillan Road and Timberlane Drive along with new sidewalks, crosswalks, and transit stop improvements. Additionally, the Fraser Valley Regional District will be receiving $50,000 to develop an Active Transportation Network Plan that provides safe options for active modes of transportation and connects communities.

74 new infrastructure and planning projects in communities all around BC are receiving funding as part of this round of provincial grants. These include projects like multi-use pathways, bike lanes, pedestrian bridges, and improvements to lighting, sidewalks, and road quality and safety.

By partnering with local and Indigenous governments to fund these projects, the province is giving more people the option to use active transportation in their daily travel. Making these options more accessible supports the province’s CleanBC commitments to increase trips by walking, cycling, and transit by 30% by 2030.

Learn More: Active transportation grants benefit B.C. communities | BC Gov News