Vernon and Coldstream will receive a combined sum of $637,468 in BikeBC funding this year announced MLA Eric Foster on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
Projects receiving BikeBC Funding:
- $200,804 – District of Coldstream – Coldstream Creek Multi-Use Shoulder
- $436,664 – City of Vernon – Okanagan Rail Trail Connector (Kalamalka Lake Road Mutli-Use Path) and 29th/30th Street Transportation Corridor Phase 5
“This BikeBC funding will help develop several pathways, including the scenic route along the Kalamalka Lake,” said Foster. “This investment allows Vernon and Coldstream residents to enjoy their beautiful towns and B.C.’s great outdoors.”
The project is part of $ 9.25 million in funding this year for cycling infrastructure projects across the province, including bike lanes, multi-use trails and improvements to roads and highways to allow better shared use for cyclists. Through B.C. on the Move, the government’s 10-year transportation plan, the ministry has now committed $20 million over three years to the BikeBC program.
BikeBC is the Province’s cost-sharing program that helps communities build cycling projects that attract and support commuter and tourism cyclists. Since 2001, the Government of B.C. has invested more than $230 million in cycling grants and infrastructure across the province.
Cycling contributes to increased physical activity and helps reduce greenhouse gases.
Over the next three years the ministry and its partners are investing over $4.6 billion in priority transportation investments as part of B.C on the Move.
For more information about Bike BC, visit: www.th.gov.bc.ca/BikeBC