District of Squamish has received $210,450 for upgrades to the Dentville section of the Discovery trail. The new funding from BC will enable a separated paved path with lighting.
Squamish is one among eight municipalities that are getting funded for cycling infrastructure projects through the Bike BC Program.
BikeBC grants provide communities with financial support to create new cycling infrastructure and make improvements to existing transportation networks – making local transportation safer, greener and more accessible.
These projects promote cycling to work, school and errands, which helps reduce traffic congestion while contributing to a cleaner, healthier environment. These projects have the potential to generate tourism-related benefits based on their proximity to amenities and points of interest.
“Cycling is great for your health, your wallet and the environment,” said Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
“It’s an excellent way to stay connected to your community. Our government will continue to work with regional, local and Indigenous governments to build safe infrastructure that supports active transportation.”
As part of CleanBC, a new strategy is being developed that builds on BikeBC. The new strategy, to be unveiled in the coming weeks, will focus on making walking, cycling, scootering, skateboarding and other modes of active transportation convenient for people of all ages
“We know that traffic is a major issue and our government is dedicated to supporting infrastructure that diversifies travel options for British Columbians,” said Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA for Vancouver-West End.
“These investments in active transportation will help reduce traffic, lead us to a cleaner environment and provide affordable travel choices for people commuting to the places they work, learn, play and socialize.”