The City of Langley will receive $98,650 in BikeBC funding this year for the 53rd Avenue Bike Lane Project, announced MLA for Langley Mary Polak on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
“This is an important investment for increasing safety and encouraging green transportation in our community,” said Polak. “BikeBC funding is a great example of how this government strives to work collaboratively with local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by integrating cycling infrastructure into construction projects.”
“The 53rd Avenue Bike Lane Project will positively impact our community with widened bike lanes for the entire length of the project,” said City of Langley Mayor Ted Schaffer. “The city will match the contribution of $98,650 to the project, making it a $197,300 investment in our community. This is an important project as it will connect the new 203 Street bike lane upgrades to the City of Surrey and the Township of Langley.”
The project is part of $9.25 million in funding this year for cycling infrastructure projects throughout the province, including bike lanes, multi-use trails and improvements to roads and highways to increase safety for 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.
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.
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 BikeBC, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/cyclingfunding