The government has introduced a $99,000 funding in lively transportation initiatives within the District of Kent and Venture.
Minister of Global Building and Minister chargeable for the Pacific Financial Building Company of Canada Harjit Sajjan introduced on Tuesday, Jan. 10, that the government is making an investment $99,907 in two Fraser Valley lively transportation initiatives. The Enjoy the Fraser (ETF) Path in Venture and construction of an lively transportation plan within the District of Kent.
Energetic transportation refers to human-powered transportation reminiscent of wheelchairs, scooters, rollerblades and extra.
“Citizens of the Fraser Valley stroll, motorcycle, force or use public transportation to get to their locations and want to get there in a well timed and secure approach,” Sajjan mentioned in a observation launched Tuesday. “Our govt is investment those lively transportation initiatives to profit communities, advertise fitter existence and cut back greenhouse fuel emissions, all whilst supporting long-term, sustainable and inclusive financial enlargement.”
The investment would assist whole the making plans and design portion of the ETF path from Duncan/Gill Street to Dyke Street. The ETF path will run around the Fraser Valley, in the long run spanning 500 kilometres of walkways. Venture Mayor Paul Horn mentioned the investment will assist notice a plan 12 years within the making.
“The imaginative and prescient of the Enjoy the Fraser path began right here in Venture, in large part because of advocacy through then MLA Randy Hawes,” Horn said. “This newest installment in investment will assist us create a pedestrian connection between Silverdale and our Waterfront.”
The District of Kent’s lively transportation plan will likely be designed to suit the present infrastructure in addition to expanded and new initiatives associated with lively transportation, together with motorcycle lanes, trails and pedestrian bridges. As a part of the making plans procedure for the longer term Energetic Transportation Community Plan, district officers have performed a survey for citizens asking what they’re on the lookout for in native lively transportation. The survey closed in mid-December and the effects have now not but been launched as of press time.
The Energetic Transportation Fund will supplied $400 million in investments national over the path of 5 years. Programs for initiatives from municipalities and Indigenous communities are ongoing.