Fraser Valley/Victoria – Local residents and visitors will have better options for biking around the South Coast with the rollout of nine cost-sharing cycling infrastructure projects through the BikeBC program.
BikeBC grants provide communities with financial support to create new cycling infrastructure and make improvements to existing transportation networks – making local transportation safer, greener and more accessible. These projects promote cycling to work, school and errands, which helps reduce traffic congestion while contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment. These projects have the potential to generate tourism-related benefits based on their proximity to amenities and points of interest.
The City of Abbotsford is approved to receive $299,685 for a separated two-way cycle track connecting elementary, middle and high schools to the recreation centre, library and the Discovery Trail.
The City of Chilliwack is approved to receive $437,263 to extend a separated pathway between Airport Road and Hocking Avenue on the Valley Rail Trail, providing a north-south connection for all ages and abilities.