Chilliwack will receive $150,420 in BikeBC funding this year for the Industrial Way bicycle lanes from Old Orchard to Progress Way, announced MLA for Chilliwack John Martin, on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone.
“Chilliwack is privileged to have some of the best views of the Fraser River,” said Martin. “The investments in the Industrial Way bike lanes will bring quality of life improvements to the area and will hopefully encourage more people to get outside and explore B.C.”
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 British Columbia 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