Rossland recipient of active transportation grant

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Aug 12, 2021 – Jim Bailey/Trail Times

The City of Rossland is the recipient of a $20,000 provincial grant aimed at getting residents more active.

Since the Active Transportation Planning Grant launched, intakes in October 2020 and May 2021 have provided funding to 22 communities with the goal of encouraging British Columbians to choose walking, cycling, skateboarding and other active methods to get to their destinations.

“Transportation accounts for well over one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in B.C., so enabling more environmentally and socially responsible modes of travel is a priority for our government,” said Bowinn Ma, Minister of State for Transportation and Infrastructure. “This funding will help local governments integrate their active transportation planning as part of their land-use planning and will provide long-term benefits to our communities, our health, the environment and local economies.”

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