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Province invests in walking, cycling infrastructure in the north

The provincial government is putting up 24-million dollars to help communities expand their walking and cycling infrastructure.

The money will fund 80 projects across the province including sections of the northwest, Nechako Valley and Cariboo regions.

Dan Coulter, the minister of state for infrastructure and transit, said the projects will give people more affordable and convenient ways to explore their communities.

While Prince George won’t benefit from the program, projects in the Nechako Valley and Northwest areas are set to receive funding including:

  • Vanderhoof – Victoria Street Sidewalk, extension of sidewalk connecting Burrard Avenue to Church Avenue
  • Fort St. James partnering with Nak’azdli Whut’en – Fort St. James & Nak’azdli Whut’en Active Transportation Plan will create a network strategy for people to go between the town and reservation
  • Village of Burns Lake – 2024 Government St. A multi-use pathway connecting people to amenities
  • Smithers – Cycle 16 connector trail, Phase 1 of a multi-use pathway at the west side of the Bulkley River Bridge
  • District of Houston – Jamie Baxter Park multi-use pathway to connect residential neighborhoods with downtown amenities
  • Lake Babine Nation – Sus Avenue extension of a sidewalk connecting active transportation networks, includes pedestrian rest area and traffic calming
  • Kitimat – Haisla Boulevard Walkway Extension, Phase 1 will extend existing concrete walkway from Kingfisher Avenue to Haisla Boulevard
  • Tahltan Band Council – Telegraph Creek Community Walking Trails Revitalization Plan will include consultation and mapping for proposed trail networks
  • Village of Masset – Village of Masset Active Transportation Network Plan will map key walking and cycling routes
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