Wednesday, May 31, 2023

BC Government puts 1 million dollars in grants towards safe roads

The Province of British Columbia's Vision Zero  program has aded some investment money for 59 communities adding to safety features in every corner of BC.

The Vision Zero announcement event from Tuesday was hosted by Minster of Health Adrian Dix

"Safe and equitable road access for all road users is critical to the well-being of people in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. That's why the Vision Zero in Road Safety Grant program is so important. 

By supporting local road-safety improvements, we can help prevent injuries and save lives, while making active transportation more accessible in our communities and preventing burden on the health-care system."

The funding is provided through regional health authorities to local governments, Indigenous communities and governments and non-governmental organizations, such as school districts and road safety advocacy groups, to support them to plan and implement projects that will directly improve the safety of the roads in their communities. 

A dedicated stream of the program is for Indigenous communities and governments to set and direct their own road-safety priorities.

As share of the money distributed to the 59 communities was five thousand dollars for the Prince Rupert lions Club, that to be put towards their high visibility  medallions and reflective snap bracelet program which adds to visibility for pedestrians, particularly in the months of less daylight from November to March.

The Lions Club success was hailed by North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice

The full list of recipients of grant funding can be reviewed here.

The full announcement from Tuesday is available here.

Follow the Prince Rupert Lions Club social media stream for updates as they launch their next program release.

More notes from the Legislature can be reviewed here.

Our Community Notes Archive can be explored here.

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