The rebuilt 203rd Street in Langley City will connect with new bike lanes planned for 53rd Avenue.

Langley City, province co-fund new bike lanes

The new lanes are planned for 53rd Avenue, connecting to Surrey and the Township.

  • Mar. 28, 2017 6:00 a.m.

Langley City’s cycling infrastructure will expand with joint provincial-city funding announced Tuesday for a new bike lane project on 53rd Avenue.

“The 53rd Avenue Bike Lane Project will positively impact our community with widened bike lanes for the entire length of the project,” said Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer. “The city will match the contribution of $98,650 to the project, making it a $197,300 investment in our community.”

The project will connect 203rd Street to east and west routes that will allow cyclists to reach Langley Township and the City of Surrey. The City is currently upgrading 203rd Street itself, adding bike lanes and roundabouts.

“This is an important investment for increasing safety and encouraging green transportation in our community,” said Langley MLA Mary Polak.

The project is part of $9.25 million in funding this year for cycling infrastructure projects throughout the province, including bike lanes, multi-use trails, and improvements to roads and highways to increase safety for cyclists.

BikeBC is the province’s cost-sharing program with municipalities to build cycling projects.

 

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