NDP MLAs say grants will support active transportation in the Tri-Cities

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COQUITLAM – New Democrat MLAs say more people in the Tri-Cities will be able to safely and conveniently choose active transportation to get around, thanks to provincial funding for new active transportation infrastructure.

“Whether you’re walking, cycling, or using a mobility device, safe and separated pathways are a great choice for getting around,” said Fin Donnelly, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain. “We’re supporting these projects so that even more people can enjoy all our area has to offer.”

The following local governments are receiving provincial Active Transportation Infrastructure Grants:

  • Coquitlam – $500,000 for the Guildford Greenway (Port Moody border to Pinetree Way)
  • Port Coquitlam – $450,000 for the Kingsway Ave Multi-Use Path
  • Anmore – $500,000 for the Sunnyside Road Multi User Pathway
  • Port Moody – $500,000 for the St. Johns Street Multi-Use Path Phase 1 (Albert Street to Moody Street)

“From young families to older folks with mobility challenges, so many people benefit from safe and accessible paths and bike lanes,” said Mike Farnworth, MLA for Port Coquitlam. “This funding makes Port Coquitlam a more accessible and welcoming place to live and visit.”

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

“When people of all ages can get around safely without a car, our communities become stronger and more connected,” said Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. “These new multi-use paths will mean less time in cars and more options for moving around our region.”

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: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28248