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$2 Million to Promote Active Commuting Options



July 6, 2006

 
Office of the Premier
Ministry of Transportation
ActNow BC
 
$2 MILLION TO PROMOTE ACTIVE COMMUTING OPTIONS
 
VANCOUVER - Cycling infrastructure projects in a dozen communities
around the province will receive $2 million in funding to create more
options for commuting and recreational cycling, Premier Gordon Campbell
announced today. 
 
"We are committed to making the largest investment in cycling
infrastructure in B.C.'s history," said Campbell. "Today's announcement,
along with the plans for $50 million in cycling investment as part of
the Gateway Program, will encourage more use of cycling for commuting
and for recreation. And that means we will be one step closer to our
ActNow BC goal of becoming the North American leader in healthy living
and physical fitness, and the healthiest jurisdiction to ever host the
Olympics."
 
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.
 
"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."
 
Communities cost-share their projects 50-50 through CIPP and can further
leverage projects with other partnerships. The initiative is part of a
proactive, collaborative approach between governments that will help
British Columbia achieve sustainability in the province's health care
system and the environment. 
 
ActNow BC is the cross government, partnership-based health promotion
strategy that is helping British Columbians improve their quality of
life by making healthier lifestyle decisions to live tobacco-free, eat
more nutritious foods, be more physically active and make healthy
choices during pregnancy.
 
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1 backgrounder attached. 
 
Media
contact:
 
Mike Morton
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 213-8218
 
Mike Long
Communications Director
Ministry of Transportation
250 387-7787
 
For more information on government services or to subscribe to the
Province's news feeds using RSS, visit the Province's website at
www.gov.bc.ca.
 
 
BACKGROUNDER
2006OTP0118-000912
July 6, 2006
 
Office of the Premier
Ministry of Transportation
ActNow BC
 
$2 MILLION TO PROMOTE ACTIVE COMMUTING OPTIONS
 
The Cycling Infrastructure Partnerships Program (CIPP) is a program
operated by the Ministry of Transportation that leverages provincial
funding with community partners to construct new bike lanes in every
region of British Columbia.
 
The program has a budget of $2 million for the 2006-07 fiscal year.
Funding varies by project to a maximum contribution of $250,000 per
project. 
 
This year, 18 projects will add more than 22 km of new trails in 12
communities across the province. These communities are:
 
Burnaby
4.1 km separated bike path, Central Valley Greenway, $200,000
0.6 km separated bike path, Griffiths Street Overpass, $250,000
 
Coldstream
0.4 km separated bike path, Palfrey Dr., $12,200
 
Courtenay
0.6 km separated bike path, Sheraton Rd. Bikeway, $42,200
 
Kelowna
3.3 km bike lanes, Valley Rd. and Scenic Rd., $220,500
 
Langley
1.3 km bike lanes, Fraser Highway, $165,400
 
Maple Ridge
1.6 km shoulder bikeway, Dewdney Trunk Rd., $35,500
 
Prince George
0.2 km separated bike path, Heritage River Trail underpass, $240,600
 
Quesnel
1.4 km separated bike path, Campus Connector, $144,000
 
Saanich
0.6 km bike lanes, West Saanich Rd. near Royal Oak Shopping Mall,
$47,000
0.2 km bike lanes, Admirals Rd. near Cowper St., $80,000
 
Vancouver
2.0 km separated bike path, Central Valley Greenway - Section 3,
$250,000
 
Vernon
2.5 km bike lanes, Pleasant Valley Rd., $37,800
0.6 km bike lanes, Okanagan Landing Blvd., $46,400
0.6 km separated bike path, Okanagan Landing Blvd. multi-use, $56,400
0.3 km separated bike path, Kalamalka Lake Rd., $16,900
 
Victoria
1.3 km bike lane, Douglas St. from Broughton St. to Bay St., $20,000
0.6 km bike lane, Fort St., $86,250
 
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Media
contact:
 
Mike Morton
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 213-8218
 
Mike Long
Communications Director
Ministry of Transportation
250 387-7787
 
For more information on government services or to subscribe to the
Province's news feeds using RSS, visit the Province's website at
www.gov.bc.ca

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