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Hope receives $500K in funding for multi-use pathway

Silver Creek neighbourhood to be connected to amenities, grant encourages active transportation
Silver Hope Creek is a path in the Silver Creek neighbourhood. (Google maps image)

Hope has received $500,000 from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for Sustainable Development to build a multi-use pathway that will encourage active transportation.

The funding will construct the Richmond Hill multi-use pathway, connecting the Silver Creek neighbourhood to essential amenities.

The grant supports the province’s initiative for a clean B.C. by committing to increase the use of walking, cycling and transit by building the appropriate infrastructure.

Through investments in multi-use pathways, protected bike lanes, pedestrian bridges, and safety improvements for local, regional and Indigenous governments aim to expand active transportation options for residents while promoting sustainability.

In the current intake period the province has allocated $24 million to support 80 active transportation projects throughout B.C.

The active transportation infrastructure grant is one of two grants local governments and municipalities can apply for. The province cost-shares to a maximum of $500,000 per project.

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