NDP MLAs Coulter and Paddon say more active transportation options are rolling out for Chilliwack, Skowkale

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CHILLIWACK New Democrat MLAs Dan Coulter and Kelli Paddon say people will have more options for active transportation with provincial funding for local projects.

“People are choosing to walk, run and cycle more each year. Our support means communities can think bigger when tackling transportation challenges and providing more options for people to get around,” said Dan Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack and Minister of State for Transportation and Infrastructure.

The following projects received funding through the New Democrat government’s Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants program:

  • Chilliwack – Keith Wilson Corridor Improvement Project, multi-use pathway and painted bike lanes. Includes lighting, drainage and intersection safety improvements.
  • Skowkale First Nation – Chilliwack River Road Multi-Purpose Walking Path, plan for a multi-use pathway to enhance the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.

“These projects that will make it easier and safer for people to run, walk or bike will help support more vibrant communities here at home and across the province,” said Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent. “I’m thrilled that we are working alongside local governments and First Nations to bring more active transportation options to our region and am grateful for their leadership on these projects.”

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/releases/2024MOTI0039-000416