Kamloops will receive $1 million in BikeBC funding this year for the Peterson Creek Multi-use Path Phase 1 project, announced Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone.
“This project is going to have a significant impact on Kamloops’ plans to increase cycling opportunities in and around the city,” said Stone. “This new multi-use path will fill an existing cycling infrastructure gap between the city centre and the southwest area, providing a safe and efficient route for commuting and recreation.”
The Peterson Creek multi-use path will be 1.7 kilometres long, three metres wide, have an asphalt surface, and will include path lighting, signage, safety elements and rest areas/pullouts.
“An added benefit of this new multi-use path is that it will connect to two major transit routes, on Gleneagles and Pacific Way,” said MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson Terry Lake. “The path will also connect to other cycling commuter routes in the city and the existing, extensive pedestrian and trail networks.”
"This pathway will be a pivotal connection in our active transportation network," said Mayor of Kamloops Peter Milobar. “It will provide pedestrians and cyclists with a safe and direct link between Sahali and downtown, and hopefully encourage more people to get out of their cars."
The project is part of $9.25 million in funding this year for cycling infrastructure projects throughout the province, including bike lanes and multi-use trails, as well as 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 now has committed $20 million over three years to the BikeBC program.
Since 2001, the Government of B.C. has invested more than $230 million in cycling grants and infrastructure throughout the province.
For more information about cycling funding, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/cyclingfunding