District of North Vancouver has received $500,000 for new cycling infrastructure in Lynn Valley.
The money will fund the Lynn Valley Road Active Transportation Project that will provide 0.8 km of pedestrian and 1.4 km of cycling infrastructure in the area.
The money will be used to extend the existing cycling facilities along Lynn Valley Road between Mountain Highway and Dempsey Road and will serve both pedestrians, and recreational and commuters.
The funding enabled the district to extend existing cycling facilities along the corridor towards Kilmer Park, Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, and the Seymour Demonstration Forest trail.
The total capital cost of the Lynn Valley Road Active Transportation Improvement Project is estimated at $1.32M, of which the DNV portion will be $820000, with the rest coming from the province.
Mayor Mike Little said the district is pleased to receive this fund from the province.
“Traffic congestion is the number 1 issue facing our community. The added pedestrian and cycling options will help congestion issues by providing more ways to move around our community and creating better connections between neighbourhoods and parks for our residents,” Little said.
Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, said so many people in North Vancouver and across British Columbia are eager to embrace environmentally, socially responsible ways to move around.
“I often commute to my office by bike and love seeing other North Shore residents on the trails. I look forward to seeing even more people out there in the years to come,” Ma said.