More families and cycling enthusiasts will be able to keep active and have fun on two wheels, thanks to a $6,572 BikeBC grant, Kamloops-North Thompson MLA, Terry Lake announced today.
In Barriere, the funding will go towards constructing a separated compactable gravel bike path 1 kilometre long beginning at Bartlett Road and Airfield Road, and ending at Yard Road and Highway 5.
“This new bike path will make it easier and safer for families to get outside on their bikes and live an active, healthy and green lifestyle in Barriere,” MLA Lake said.
Across British Columbia, 13 communities will receive more than $1.18 million from BikeBC, a cost-sharing program between the province and local governments.
This year’s investment will create more than $2.36 million in cycling infrastructure, including multi-use separated pathways, bike lanes, bike paths and road-shoulder bikeways.
Since 2001, the B.C. government has committed more than $150 million to improving cycling infrastructure, creating new bicycle lanes and trails in more than 90 communities.