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August 03, 2022 - Media Release

TransLink invests in cycling paths, walkways, and roads

2022 investment will upgrade over 100 transportation projects and maintain major roads

Pedestrians and cyclist with SkyTrain in background

NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. – Metro Vancouver residents will see more than 100 new or improved greenways, cycling paths, walkways, multi-use paths, intersections, or roads as part of a $130 million investment in local infrastructure. This year’s investment is delivered through the Municipal Funding Program, which supports maintaining, upgrading, and building new transportation infrastructure throughout Metro Vancouver.

The significant investment will go towards 107 projects and maintenance of the Major Road Network – bringing Metro Vancouver better cycling paths, more sidewalks, and safer streets.

Project type 2022 investment
Walking, cycling, and multi-use paths (69 projects) $36 million
Roads, structures, and bus speed upgrades (38 projects) $33 million
 Operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the MRN $61 million
 Total $130 million

A list of 2022 investments for each municipality can be found here.

Examples of recently completed infrastructure improvements from this program include:

  • Richmond | No. 6 Road between Cambie and Bridgeport Road | Multi-use path

    • TransLink invested $250,000 towards this new traffic separated cycling and walking path in Richmond along No. 6 Road.

  • City of North Vancouver | Westview Drive/West 21 Street | Pedestrian Crossing

    • TransLink invested $80,000 into upgrading this intersection with new streetlights, crosswalk flashers, and traffic signals.

  • Delta | Nordel Way | Corridor safety improvements

    • TransLink invested $387,500 towards improving safety along Nordel Way south of the 84th Avenue Overpass. This included a new concrete barrier with reflective strips, improved drainage, roadside barrier extensions, and  lighting upgrades.

A full list of recently completed projects can be found here.

Through our Municipal Funding Program, TransLink contributes up to 75 per cent of funding for upgrades benefitting local governments throughout Metro Vancouver. For projects improving the efficiency of bus operations or some priority cycling infrastructure, TransLink funds up to 100 per cent of the project costs. This program is part of the 2022 Investment Plan, with funding from TransLink and the Government of British Columbia.

Quotes:
Kevin Quinn, CEO, TransLink –

“TransLink is committed to ensuring transportation throughout the region is as convenient and seamless as possible, regardless of how you primarily travel. Investing in cycling paths, walkways, and bus speed upgrades is just one of the ways we help to combat climate change by encouraging green transportation throughout Metro Vancouver.”

Jonathan X. Coté, Mayors’ Council Chair and Mayor of New Westminster –
“This program allows municipalities to complete much-needed upgrades and rehabilitation to key transportation infrastructure. Each year, these vital investments keep it possible to explore the region while better connecting our communities.”

George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy –
"Building well-connected, accessible and safe active transportation and transit infrastructure is an important part of our CleanBC plan to lower emissions, improve communities and reduce congestion. These investments will give people in Metro Vancouver more choices to get around their communities using clean and healthy transportation options.”

Bowinn Ma, Minister of State for Infrastructure –
“Walkable, bikeable and accessible communities that are well-connected by public transit help provide people and families with more choices for how they travel in their day-to-day lives. These investments improve quality of life and deliver a more livable region for everyone.”

Learn more:
Municipal Funding Program video
TransLink’s Municipal Funding Program webpage
TransLink’s Municipal Funding Program full list of 2022 Investments
A full list of recently completed projects through this program can be found here

Media Downloads:
Media can download photos and videos of recently completed upgrades or sketches of upcoming projects through this program here

Media Contact:
TransLink Media Relations
E: media@translink.ca


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