The City of Terrace is receiving $373,500 toward its Active Transportation Network Linkage Project, announced Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
The funding will go toward creating better active transportation connections within Terrace and to adjacent communities. The project scope will include an extension of the grand trunk pathway, and the addition of cycling lanes and pedestrian sidewalk amenities.
Serving a population of 20,000, the project will help improve physical health of residents by increasing opportunities to be physically active.
Under the $30-million Community Recreation Program, the Province is funding up to 80 per cent of eligible costs for 98 projects that enhance recreation infrastructure provincewide. Projects include trails, bike paths, walkways, playgrounds and other indoor or outdoor recreation centres.
The total value of approved projects is more than $70 million, which will create an estimated 458 direct jobs and 251 indirect jobs.
Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development -
"Terrace is a compact city, which is ideal for active transportation networks that encourage residents and visitors to get out of their cars and walk or bike. Promoting healthy, safe physical activity is a priority for our Province, and projects like this go a long way towards getting people outside and staying fit."
For more information on the Community Recreation Program, go to: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/infra/infrastructure_grants/community_recreation_program.htm
Learn more about the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association at: http://www.bcrpa.bc.ca/
Community, Sport and Cultural Development