LANGLEY – The B.C. government is providing the City of Langley with $440,000 toward a BikeBC project. Langley MLA Mary Polak was joined by City of Langley Mayor Ted Schaffer and members of council at the announcement.

The project will create a 1.7-metre-wide separated bike path for 1.5 kilometres along 203rd Street from Michaud Crescent to Grade Crescent.

“Cycling is an activity that people of all ages can enjoy,” Polak said. “This separated bike path will enhance safety for cyclists along this route.”

“The BikeBC grant funding is more than a separated bike path along 203rd Street,” said Schaffer. “It will improve accessibility for residents by enhancing local and regional connectivity to downtown businesses, workplaces and transit, contribute to a healthier community and reduce greenhouse gases by reducing reliance on automobiles and the need for parking in the downtown core.”

BikeBC is the government’s cost-sharing program that helps local governments build cycling projects that attract and support commuter, recreational and tourism cyclists and pedestrians.

The project is part of B.C. on the Move, the B.C. government’s 10-year transportation plan.

B.C. on the Move has committed $18 million over the next three years to the BikeBC program. This year’s investment of $6 million will generate more than $12 million in cycling infrastructure across the province.

For more information about Bike BC, visit th.gov.bc.ca/BikeBC.