West coast investment to cycle out congestion on roadways

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VANCOUVER, B.C. — Cycling infrastructure projects in a dozen communities around B.C. will receive $2 million in funding to create more options for commuting and recreational cycling.

“We are working to ensure that commuters have more options within our transportation system,” said Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon. “Cycling is not only great exercise, it offers a viable commuting alternative that will help ease congestion, improve the environment and encourage healthy living.”

This year, the Ministry of Transportation will provide funding for 18 projects that will add more than 22 km of new bike lanes and trails. Communities receiving funding this year include Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Maple Ridge, Victoria, Saanich, Courtenay, Kelowna, Vernon, Coldstream, Quesnel and Prince George.

The funding is distributed through the Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program (CIPP). In total, the ministry has spent nearly $5.5 million through CIPP, creating approximately 75 km of new bike lanes around the province since the program began three years ago.

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