The B.C. government has announced B.C. on the Move, a 10-year transportation plan that outlines critical investments and improvements throughout the province that will improve the daily lives of British Columbians.
This $2.5-billion transportation plan will grow the economy, improve safety, maintain and replace aging infrastructure and support trade for B.C.’s expanding resource sectors through Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway.
The plan included input from an extensive engagement process in fall 2014 that included meetings with key stakeholders throughout B.C., including First Nations, local governments, chambers of commerce and port and airport authorities. Government also conducted a public survey with almost 13,000 responses.
British Columbians made it clear they want their highways, roads, bridges and side roads kept in good condition, which is why the plan includes more than $800 million over the next three years dedicated to existing infrastructure and almost $1 billion toward expansion of major highways and the network.
B.C. on the Move includes a new Provincial Trucking Strategy that will involve industry working together on how best to improve the safety, efficiency and economics of trucking in B.C.
Other highlights of B.C. on the Move:
- Partnering with First Nations on projects that support economic activity.
- Improving accessibility for persons with limited mobility by upgrading rest areas.
- New investments in bike lanes and trails through partnerships with local communities.
- The foundation of B.C. on the Move is partnerships. Where partners are committed to sharing costs and providing resources
- to mutual priorities, the Province will actively pursue and invest in projects.