Provincial bike lane money announced

Local municipalities have two weeks to make proposals to get funds from government

Area municipalities may be looking at applying for grant money to build and expand cycling lanes, trails and paths, after the province announced the availability of $6 million in BikeBC grants. Local governments must submit proposals before May 15 that describe how projects will benefit communities, contribute to increased physical activity and healthy living as part of active community plans, and increase cycling tourism.

Michelle Mahovlich, Langford’s director of engineering, said they only received the information last week but the city looks at all grant possibilities. “We will have to see what council wants to do,” she said.

The province will invest $18 million during the next three years through the BikeBC cost-sharing program to assist local governments with projects that attract and support commuter, recreational and tourism cyclists and pedestrians.

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