Port Alberni will receive $100,000 in BikeBC funding for the Stamp Avenue Multi-Use Path, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
“This new, separated cycling and pedestrian path along Stamp Avenue will significantly improve safety for residents and tourists using this route bordering the busy roadway,” said Stone. “This is exactly what the BikeBC program is meant to do – create opportunities for communities to encourage cycling as a healthy, safe and efficient transportation option for commuting, recreation and tourism.”
The project will run from Redford Street to Roger Street and create a new, separated, raised, off-road path for pedestrians and cyclists away from traffic on Stamp Avenue. The project will also provide a link to the popular Victoria Quay carpooling location and the transit routes up Roger Street.
This project is part of $9.25 million in funding this year for cycling infrastructure projects, including bike lanes, multi-use trails and improvements to roads and highways to improve the safety of 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 throughout the province.
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 cycling funding in B.C., visit: www.gov.bc.ca/cyclingfunding