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Economic recovery funding strengthens active transportation network

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Active transportation safety and access improvement projects

Through the economic recovery plan, the Province has provided $16.7 million to more than 45 projects throughout B.C. that focus on active transportation safety and access improvements on provincial rights of way.

All projects selected for this one-time investment have a completion date of March 2021 or sooner.

Northern B.C. - $1.5 million invested

  • Bulkley Stikine – shoulder-widening projects on side roads to improve the safety of people walking and cycling
  • Doig River Nation – shoulder widening to improve the pedestrian route leading to the community centre
  • Prince George – shoulder widening on Chief Lake Road to support pedestrians and cyclists
  • The Saulteau First Nation – construction of walking paths from Crowfeathers Store to Fire Lake Campsite
  • Smithers – Telkwa area – Cycle 16 Trail improvements including design, signage, brush clearing and drainage work 
  • Terrace – intermittent shoulder widening along Krumm Road

Kootenays - $2.6 million invested

  • Castlegar – road widening and resurfacing at the Columbia Road Park and Ride
  • East Kootenay Regional District – active transportation improvements along the BNSF Recreational Trail from Cottonwood to Kapak Road 
  • Fernie – installation of 500 meters of sidewalk at Riverside Road to McCloud Road that connects to the Centennial Trail
  • Invermere – safety improvements of approaches that allow for multi-modal access on and off the Athalmer Bridge
  • Regional District of Central Kootenay – active transportation improvements along the BNR Recreation Trail from Svoboda Road to Troup Road
  • Nelson – new cycle-activated warning signs for cyclists crossing the Kootenay Lake Bridge
  • Nelson – bus stop improvements from Nelson to Balfour
  • Slocan – transit improvements along Highway 6 between Slocan to New Denver

Thompson Okanagan - $1.3 million invested

  • Kamloops – design, construct and install new cattleguards that provide improved cyclist accommodations along East Shuswap Road
  • Kelowna – wheelchair accessibility and active transportation crossing improvements at Airport Way
  • Kelowna area – repairs and restoration of six kilometres of highway shoulder, improving cycling connectivity between Kelowna and Big White
  • Kettle Valley Rail Trail and Myra Bellevue Provincial Park – repairs for trails and trestles that include trail remediation, handrail and decking replacement that allow safe access for people walking and cycling
  • Salmon Arm – safety improvements for the Canoe School crossing on the Trans-Canada highway
  • Vernon – shoulder repaving to improve safety for cyclists along Old Kamloops Road

South Coast - $6.5 million invested

  • Coquitlam – design a multi-use pathway between United Boulevard and Argue Street
  • Delta – improvements to approximately 500 metres of a multi-use path connecting to Alex Fraser Bridge
  • Gibsons – new cycle path connection to the existing multi-use path parallel to Highway 101
  • Gibsons – safety improvement for pedestrian and cyclists by increasing shoulder width and adding cyclist markings
  • New Westminster – sidewalk improvements on Queensborough bridge
  • North Vancouver – design of a new multi-use pathway under the Highway 1 Lynn Valley Road overpass that connects with the existing City of North Vancouver bike lanes at 21st Street (south end) and Morgan Road (north end)
  • North Vancouver – design of both a cycling lane on the Highway 1 east bound ramp through Capilano Road and a multi-use pathway replacing the existing northbound sidewalk
  • South Surrey – cycling path improvements from Pacific Crossing to 8th Avenue
  • Tsawwassen – design of a 350-metre multi-use pathway connection between Great Blue Heron Way and the existing 27B Avenue multi-use pathway
  • University of British Columbia – design for a new 350-metre multi-use path
  • University of British Columbia – improvements for the West 16th Avenue Univeristy of British Columbiacycle path
  • Vancouver – improvements to the Oak Street Bridge deck panels for improved flow of cyclists and pedestrian access
  • West Vancouver – improvement to multi-use pathway, surfacing on the structure and new cyclist signage plus design improvements to the transition and access pathways on either end of the Lions Gate Bridge
  • Coquihalla Canyon – trail restoration for improved safety for hikers and bikers
  • Various locations throughout Metro Vancouver such as Highway 7 at Jim Robson Way, Highway 91 and Highway 99 at Westminster Highway will benefit from improvements to cycling paths, fog lines, barriers and reflectors

Vancouver and Gulf Islands - $4.8 million invested

  • Central Saanich and the Pauquachin First Nation – safety improvements to provide additional space for pedestrians and cycling on West Saanich Road. Work includes shoulder widening in some sections along the road
  • Courtenay – the second phase of construction of the trail along Back Road through the Komoks First Nation. Improvements include installation of new culverts to increase pedestrian safety
  • Comox Valley – shoulder widening and paving northbound for six kilometres from Buckley Bay to Union Bay, increasing pedestrian and cycling safety along this section of Highway 19A
  • Courtney and Qualicum Bay area – shoulder widening and paving southbound for five kilometres from Sundry Road to Qualicum Bay, increasing pedestrian and cycling safety along this section of Highway 19A
  • Cowichan – concrete culvert, trail restoration and 4.7 kilometres of Cowichan Valley Trail resurfacing
  • Nanaimo – shoulder widening for five kilometres along Cedar Road to increase pedestrian safety
  • Nanaimo – installation of lighting and illuminated signage, improving pedestrian safety through enhancements along Stewart Avenue in Nanaimo
  • Sooke – sidewalk extensions that connect to Ed McGregor Park and existing municipal trail network
  • Port Alberni – installation of lighting and illuminated signage, improving pedestrian safety along Highway 4 at Ian Avenue in Port Alberni