B.C. to provide $6M to help build local cycling infrastructure
Cities and towns have until April 8, 2016 to apply
Last year the B.C government gave out more that $6 million to cycling infrastructure projects and now it's reminding communities that the same amount of money is available again this year.
"We're enabling municipalities of all sizes to encourage and promote active lifestyles and viable transportation options for B.C. families."
In <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RichmondBC?src=hash">#RichmondBC</a> announcing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BikeBC?src=hash">#BikeBC</a> funding for communities throughout British Columbia <a href="https://twitter.com/John_Yap">@John_Yap</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Teresa_Wat">@Teresa_Wat</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MLAReid">@MLAReid</a> <a href="https://t.co/Vi40hsAaXW">pic.twitter.com/Vi40hsAaXW</a>—@toddstonebc
In 2015, the cost-sharing program provided $6.14 million for 26 projects in 25 communities across the province. Another $6 million is available this year.
- Cyclists in Vancouver safest in the country
- Surrey investing in cycling routes
- 12 more bike lanes coming to Vancouver
To be considered for funding, local governments must describe how the projects benefit their communities and how they contribute to increased physical activity and healthy living.
According to a news release on the funding, the ministry is also looking at how a project can increase tourism cycling.
The deadline to apply is April 8, 2016.
Got an idea to make your community more bike friendly? Local govs can now apply for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BikeBC?src=hash">#BikeBC</a> funding <a href="https://t.co/xO7VVTO69q">https://t.co/xO7VVTO69q</a>—@toddstonebc