Sidney invested almost $500,000 across three infrastructure projects benefiting active transportation, with funding provided by the Canada Community-Building Fund.
Council is thankful to the federal government for the ongoing funding and the Union of BC Municipalities for overseeing the program, Mayor Cliff McNeil-Smith said in a release.
“This reliable funding source allows us to maintain and improve Sidney’s infrastructure without additional impact on taxpayers,” he said. “This year’s funding has made it possible to improve a range of active transportation opportunities in Sidney, which in turn support the health and well-being of community members.”
Projects funded in 2021 included the Bike Path Improvement on the west side of Highway 17 ($229,000), the extension of the Eighth Street sidewalk ($146,000) and improvements to the sidewalk running through Tulista Park ($100,000).
The municipality has received over $7.7 million in funding from the program, now in its 18th year.
Major categories for eligible projects include local roads and active transportation; sport and recreation infrastructure; wastewater and storm water, and drinking water.
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