NDP MLAs Malcolmson and Routley say safer roads on the way for Nanaimo

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NANAIMO – New Democrat MLAs Sheila Malcolmson and Doug Routley say people in Nanaimo and the Snuneymuxw Nation will benefit from safer roads thanks to another year of Vision Zero grants, that will help prevent serious injuries and deaths.


“With over $30,000 in funding for active transportation and safer streets, people in Nanaimo and the Snuneymuxw Nation can look forward to better signage, safer roads, and better places to live as a result,” said Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo

In the area, the City of Nanaimo is receiving $12,500 for 2024 Jingle Pot Road Traffic Calming project, and the Snuneymuxw First Nation is receiving $20,000 for a community road signing project.

“Safer streets benefit everyone in our community, especially children, seniors, and people using active transportation methods,” said Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “This investment into safer streets and active transport will make a difference for everyone moving around our region.”

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.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/30878