DAWSON CREEK— Dawson Creek will receive more than $66,000 in BikeBC funding this year for a cycling infrastructure project that will involve a multi-use path extension at 10th Street and 107th Avenue.

“BikeBC funding makes a big difference to municipalities like Dawson Creek in planning their cycling projects,” says Mike Bernier, MLA for Peace River South. “We’re working together to improve the cycling experience for those who prefer to travel on two wheels, whether for commuting or recreational purposes.”

BikeBC is the Province’s cost-sharing program that helps communities build cycling projects that attract and support commuter and tourism cyclists. The funding is part of B.C. on the Move, the government’s 10-year transportation plan. The ministry committed to $18 million over three years to cost-share with municipalities on projects like bike trails, pedestrian bridges, multi-use paths and shoulder bikeways.

Since 2001, the Government of B.C. has invested more than $220 million in cycling grants and infrastructure across the province.

Projects receiving funding this year cover a range of initiatives, including bike lanes, multi-use trails and improvements to roads and highways to allow better shared use for cyclists.

Through B.C. on the Move, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will invest almost $2.7 billion over the next three years to improve British Columbia’s transportation network.

For more information about BikeBC, visit: www.th.gov.bc.ca/BikeBC.