POUCE COUPE – The B.C. government is providing the Village of Pouce Coupe with $24,750 toward a BikeBC project.

Funding will go toward the Pouce Coupe Community Interconnection, a 500-metre, two-metre-wide separated bike path from 52nd Avenue at Ball Diamond Road to the railroad tracks (beside Highway 2).

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.

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

“Safety is a top priority for our government,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “This project will help increase cyclist safety while encouraging cycling as a healthy and convenient transportation alternative.”

“The Village of Pouce Coupe encourages healthy lifestyles and cycling is part of active transportation,” Pouce Coupe Mayor William Plowright said. “This project will help increase safety for cyclists and will further develop Pouce Coupe’s cycling network. This path will allow us to further enhance healthy living programs with both younger and older residents.”

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 BikeBC, visit th.gov.bc.ca/BikeBC.