Tuesday, December 20, 2022

More Funding for Prince Rupert for plans for Active Transportation plan

The City of Prince Rupert has been awarded 9,000 dollars in Federal funding to be put towards their work on an Active Transportation plan.

The funding award, which is from Infrastructure Canada was one of 27 active transportation  funding announcements by the Federal Government on Monday.

The notes from the Infrastructure Canada website outline how the funding will be put to use:

"The City of Prince Rupert will develop an active transportation plan that will include research, a review of best practices, public engagement, the development of recommendations, as well as implementation strategies for active travel in the community."

Elsewhere in the northwest a few other communities shared in the federal cash today:

$50, 000 -- First Nations of Hartley Bay
Gitga'at First Nation will prepare a plan to create multi-use trails to increase active transportation near Hartley Bay and enhance the health and well-being of residents.

$50,000 -- Town of Old Massett
Old Masset Village Council will create a plan to improve the East Beach Trail on Haida Gwaii by offering enhanced accessibility to people of all ages and abilities. The plan will include research, mapping, cost analysis, and community engagement with Old Massett residents and Council, other Haidas, and key stakeholders.

$50,000 -- Smithers/Telkwa 
Cycle 16 Trail Society will prepare detailed designs for a 4 km section of separated, multi-use pathway along Highway 16, the region’s main east-west transportation corridor.

$50, 000 -- Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako will design an accessible, active transportation route connecting the Village of Burns Lake and the community at Tchesinkut Lake. The 12 km pathway will follow Highway 35, providing commuters with a safe alternative to motor vehicle transportation along this heavily trafficked route.

$50,000 -- Village of Fraser Lake 
The Village of Fraser Lake will develop a detailed active transportation plan that will identify updates for the current networks and assist in the planning of future active transportation projects.

$50,000 -- District of Vanderhoof 
The District of Vanderhoof will develop a new active transportation plan to guide the effective expansion of walking and cycling networks that will improve walkability within Vanderhoof, increase options to engage in active transportation, and encourage active lifestyles.

The full list of funding to BC communities can be reviewed here.

More notes on City Council themes can be explored here.

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