The City of Dawson Creek will receive $83,294 in BikeBC funding this year for the 10th Street multi-use path extension, MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier announced, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
“This funding from BikeBC will help support the development of infrastructure, encouraging healthy and sustainable living in Dawson Creek,” Bernier said. “We have an amazing network of trails in the community, and this will help enhance that, and encourage more people to get out and be active.”
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 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.
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