More bike lanes, paths coming to southern Interior (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Media Relations
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 356-8241

Backgrounders

BikeBC projects for the southern Interior
Updated June 4, 2019, for clarification

BikeBC projects for the southern Interior are among 29 projects provincewide.

The southern Interior is approved to receive BikeBC funding totalling $1,506,530 for the following 2019-20 projects: 

  • The District of Lake Country is approved to receive $35,045 to develop a cycling network plan that addresses active transportation within the community.
  • The City of Merritt is approved to receive $25,000 to develop a cycling network plan that addresses active transportation within the community.
  • The Regional District of East Kootenay is approved to receive $1 million for a separated 25-kilometre, multi-use pathway from Invermere to Fairmont Hot Springs, which will include end-of-trip facilities.
  • The City of Rossland is approved to receive $69,805 for a separated, multi-use pathway along Columbia Ave.
  • The City of Fernie is approved to receive $70,540 for a paved pathway connecting Fairy Creek Bridge to the Fernie Visitor Centre.
  • The Town of Osoyoos is approved to receive $68,608 for a multi-use path between Lakeshore Drive and Cottonwood Drive that will connect with existing cycling and walkway infrastructure.
  • The City of Kelowna is approved to receive $237,532 for street-level protected bike lanes from Sutherland Avenue to Springfield Road/Cadder Avenue.