FORT ST. JOHN -- Communities across the Peace Region will be benefitting from a provincial grant to help accelerate 'human-powered' methods of getting to and from school, work, and recreation centres. 

The Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant will provide $24 million in provincial funding to support 80 active transportation infrastructure projects involving walking, cycling and transit across British Columbia.

“People are choosing to walk, run and cycle more each year. Our support means communities can think bigger when tackling transportation challenges and providing more options for people to get around,” said Dan Coulter, B.C. Minister of State for Infrastructure and Transit.

In Fort St John, funding will provide lighting improvements in Kin Park, Surerus Park, and the Hospital Trail.

In Dawson Creek, the Kin Park Multi-Use Path will be extended by connecting existing pathways on the trail.

While in Chetwynd, sidewalks on 47th Avenue will be extended to connect to surrounding recreational amenities.

And in Taylor, the existing multi-use pathway on the Lone Wolf Golf Club Trail will be widened.

The province will cost share up to $500,000 for the upgrades with projects under one million dollars needing to be completed by March 2026, and those over the million dollar threshold having a deadline for completion of March 2027.

Grant funding was approved and will be administered by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.